FREE Granger Book Bag PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 05/10/2015 | Pattern News

A few weeks ago I announced the upcoming release of the Granger Book Bag PDF Pattern.  This pattern is FREE and you can download it here. You will receive updates about the Granger Book Bag and ideas and inspiration for your own Granger.  The pattern is scheduled to be released on November 23rd, and I will be doing a sewalong in December so you can make a Granger as a Holiday gift. [mc4wp_form] In my last post I made Granger Bag view B with it's messenger bag style flap.  This week I made view A.  Both bags have the same interior structure,...

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Hudson Pants by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 02/10/2015 | Into My Closet

Is anyone else thrilled about how popular elastic waisted pants have become recently?  You simply can’t get more comfortable than loose pants, except for maybe leggings...or no pants!  I think the styling of looser pants has been taken to new heights in the past year, and I am all for this casual look.         For my pants *cough* secret pyjamas *cough*, I used a rayon fabric with just a hint of stretch.  The pants are based on the Hudson Pant by True Bias.  I followed Kelli’s instructions for making a woven version, since the original pattern is...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 30/09/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

News: Sewaholic released FIVE new patterns this week, all designed for an active lifestyle.  I am so impressed with all of these designs, they really push the boundaries of home sewing and offer a challenge for even the most experienced sewers.  Although they are more detailed, with Tasia’s excellent instructions I’m sure beginners could tackle these makes too.  I am particularly taken with the Pacific leggings and the Dunbar top.     Makes: Is there anything cheerier than Gingham?  It always makes me smile, and Jane’s top is no exception. I love Yetunde’s Peplum top, the silhouette it creates is...

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Lark Tees by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 25/09/2015 | Into My Closet

As many of you know, I am completely taken with sewing knits since my first knit success, the Sallie Dress.  I wanted to keep my excitement going this week by participating in the Lark Tee Sewalong.  The lark tee is the latest pattern from Grainline Studios, and I have a feeling it will be skyrocketing to fame in the blogosphere in the next few weeks.        The lark tee is a very versatile and flattering garment. With 4 variations included, it offers 16 possible combinations.  If you use your imagination it is practically endless! Jen has promised a few tutorials at...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 23/09/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

News: Maddie is giving away her new Sierra Bra pattern!  I instantly fell in love with this pattern when she posted her first version, and I was SO excited about this giveaway.  She will also be hosting a sewalong from September 28th to October 12th, so grab your pattern and let’s make bras!   Makes: There were so many fantastic makes out there this week!  I especially loved how many of them included beautiful photoshoot locations and unique shots. Portia made a really cool colour blocked tee.  I just finished some Lark t-shirts for the blog this week, and am envisioning...

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Sallie Dress by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 22/09/2015 | Into My Closet

I am so excited to have finally made a knit garment AND to get to share it on Heather’s Blog, Closet Case Files. Head on over there to check out my make and to get your own Sallie Dress Pattern.

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