Fall Sewing Plans by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 29/08/2015 | Sewing Plans

Fall might be my favourite season for fashion.  Sure, it doesn't have the relief of Spring or the bright colours of Summer, but it certainly makes up for it with cozy fabrics and rich hues.  I love wearing tights, boots, and scarves too so that helps.  I have so many sewing plans for this autumn season, including a couple of entries into Sewing Indie Month.   I've already set aside many fabrics for this adventure, but I just received Blackbird Fabrics fall fabric lineup in my inbox this weekend - I might have to make some adjustments!  As usual, it's...

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Unicorn Culottes by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 28/08/2015 | Into My Closet

I have been fortunate in my life to have been encouraged to read.  My parents read tons of books to my sister and I when we were little and my dad liked to do silly voices for all the characters to make us laugh and scream in delight.  Reading transports you into a world of creativity, encouraging you to imagine things beyond your reality and experience emotions and scenarios outside your comfort zone.  Books can teach you to be brave, empathetic, optimistic, and humble.  They can help you cope with sadness, anger, and disappointment.  I wouldn’t be the person I...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 26/08/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday folks!  I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer - I can't believe how fast it has gone by!  I think the fact that I've been non-stop sewing might be contributing to my lack of awareness, but I have no regrets! News I shared a sneak peak of my first pdf pattern design, the Granger Book Bag, on Instagram this week.  I am so excited to release this at the end of November, it will be perfect for holiday gifts!  Over the next couple of months I will be sharing tutorial content to help prep the skills...

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Romper by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 21/08/2015 | Into My Closet

I’m jumping on board the romper train here with this self drafted number.  I have steered clear of this trend in the past for the most part; rompers can be comically unflattering and difficult to pee in (seriously, it’s weird to have to take off your whole outfit to go to the bathroom). I found a hippy style version in a thrift store with wide legs and a less fitted waist, it was a nice change from the drop-waist versions I have tried in the past so I used it as inspiration for this design.  Bonus TMI - you can...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 19/08/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

One of the things I have noticed since starting this blog is that my sense of seasons has been shifted back two weeks. Like a lot of you sewers out there, I am planning my fall sewing projects and eyeing up flannels and wool at the fabric shop. Meanwhile it is still 26 degrees outside and I'm sweating in my little sewing room (aka my living room).  I'm very excited about fall, so it's not a bad thing to be dreaming of cooler days, but it's important to appreciate the warm weather days while they are here too!   News ...

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Helen's Closet Bombshell Swimsuit
Posted by Helen | 14/08/2015 | Into My Closet

We just returned from our week long vacation on Hornby Island here in BC!  I got the chance to wear my new Bombshell Swimsuit and DIY Beach Kimono almost everyday, so my pre-trip sewing marathon was totally worth it.  Hornby is a beautiful island that is mostly surrounded by sandstone rock formations on the shores.  It also has its fair share of gorgeous smooth sandy beaches to frolic on as well.   My beach ensemble worked out great, I managed to avoid getting burned and the suit was ideal for swimming & exploring the shoreline.   The Bombshell Closet Case Files is a totally...

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