Bethioua Sweater by Elle Puls - Made by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 04/12/2015 | Into My Closet

I am really excited about the Indie Sew winter collection this year!  It is the first bundle I’ve purchased from them and I am super stoked  to make all three pieces.  First up we have the Bethioua sweater from Elle Puls. This sweater features a raglan batwing sleeve and a very cool back yoke detail.  I love the drapey fit of this sweater, making it perfect for thinner knits.  The fabric is slightly see-through, but in these shots I actually can’t see my tank top underneath so... yay!       When I was cutting out the Bethioua I had...

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Granger Bag Sewalong by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 03/12/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

All ready for day two of the Granger Bag sewalong?  If you are making view A of the bag, today is going to be nice and easy for you.  We will be using our magnetic snaps, so make sure you have these handy.  You will also need pins, an iron, a measuring tape or guage, and your sewing machine. Lets get started! To follow along in your instruction booklet, today we will be covering steps 1 - 15.  We are going to start with laying down our outer bag pieces to make sure we've got them straight. Flip the tops onto...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 02/12/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy first Wednesday of the Holiday season!  I don't know about you all, but my calendar is already jammed full of awesome holiday events and family time, I am so looking forward to it!  I'm going to try my best to stay on top of the sewing this month, my biggest undertaking being the new Clare Coat from Closet Case Files.  It arrived in the mail and OMG the pattern is gorgeous, I can't wait! News Rachel is hosting a Christmas #sewphotohop!  Head on over to her blog to get the details.   Jenny from Cashmerette has released a new pattern!...

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Granger Bag Sewalong by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 30/11/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

Welcome to day one of the Granger Bag sewalong!  I hope you were all able to print and piece together your PDF patterns successfully, if you have any questions, please let me know.  Today I will be walking through cutting and marking your fabric, let's get started! Pattern Updates!  After starting the sewalong, I found a few minor errors, thanks for your patience with my first PDF pattern :). Updates to Instructions:  View A fabric layout: Pattern piece #9 is included in the outer bag top layout, but is only needed for view B. View B fabric layout: Pattern piece #10 is missing...

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Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns
Posted by Helen | 27/11/2015 | Into My Closet

A couple of months ago, I did a guest post on Closet Case Files about my short Sallie Dress variation.  I love the way that dress turned out and I wear it all. the. time.   It is a great fall dress with a jacket, warm tights, and a cozy scarf.  Naturally I wanted to make another, but this time I decided to change things up a bit with a mashup!       For my second Sallie dress, I wanted to add flare to the skirt so that it flows away from my hips in an A-line shape.  I really...

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Posted by Helen | 26/11/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

Thanks so much to all of you who signed up to receive the Granger Book Bag Pattern!  I am really excited about doing the sewalong and showing you how this bag comes together. The Granger Bag sewalong is broken up into 6 steps, and I will be posting these steps on Mondays and Thursdays starting November 30th.  This gives us enough time to make the bag for a Holiday gift or for yourself, I won’t tell 😛 You will need to have your PDF pattern printed and taped together before we get started.  If this is your first PDF pattern,...

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