Suki Kimono Dress
Posted by Helen | 31/07/2017 | Into My Closet

I have been pleasantly surprised at how versatile the Suki Kimono is during my pattern development phase. I have experimented with dresses, cover-ups, jackets, and tops. I love when patterns can be made into more than their intended purpose with a little tweaking. The shape of the bodice and sleeves lends itself well to many applications, and with a some pattern hacking, I've managed to create a suite of Suki things to share with you on the blog! Tomorrow is the last day for the Suki sale, so grab this pattern while it's still 20% off!  In this post, I will...

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Suki Kimono
Posted by Helen | 27/07/2017 | Pattern News

The day when I get to share the tester photos is my favorite day of launch week - is that weird?  I love sharing a new pattern with you all, but sharing the results of the pattern test is the most exciting. After two full weeks of hanging out in the tester facebook group with these lovely ladies, I am always so humbled by their hard work, honesty, and encouragement. It is also way too much fun to see all the different fabric choices and the way Suki looks on different figures (spoiler alert- it looks amazing). Psssst - you...

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Posted by Helen | 26/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!!  I could not be more pleased with the reactions to the Suki kimono yesterday. Thank you all so much for your excitement and support for my third pattern! I have plenty of Suki related content coming to the blog soon, including the full tester roundup and some awesome pattern hacks (tencel Suki jacket, anyone?). I've also got some summer makes coming your way in August which I cannot wait to share! News (clockwise from top left) Pauline Alice released two new patterns, the the Mirambell Skirt and the Lliria Dress. Scroop Patterns released the Rilla Corset. I released the Suki Kimono!...

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Suki Kimono PDF Pattern
Posted by Helen | 25/07/2017 | Pattern News

I am soooooo excited to share this latest pattern with you! Introducing *drum roll please* the Suki Kimono! I have been wearing my initial version of this Kimono nearly every day since I drafted it last winter. I love throwing it on in the morning and having coffee while I browse my blog feed, it certainly makes mornings a lot more fun! When designing Suki, I was careful to consider proportions, fit, and wearability. I have had a few robes and wraps in my wardrobe that have failed to become integral to my morning experience, and by analyzing their shortcomings, I...

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New Pattern Tease
Posted by Helen | 24/07/2017 | Pattern News

I can't wait to share my latest pattern with you all tomorrow! It is a design that I am very excited about and it just so happens to be perfect for fun, bold prints and soft drapey fabrics. Of all my me-mades over the years, this design has been my most worn! I hope that it will find a place in your wardrobe, too. Here is a little sneak peak!   I loved working with my amazing tester group to perfect this pattern over the past three weeks! Here are some of their thoughts about this design.   Check back tomorrow...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 19/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! This past weekend I got together with some friends to do some indigo dyeing! We each dyed four pieces and we are so happy with the results. I can't wait to get started sewing some of these awesome fabrics! I'll be sure to do a full post on the dyeing soon, I took about a million photos! News (clockwise from top left) Designer stitch released the Ravanna wrap pants. Ready to Sew released the Jazz jumpsuit and dress. Schnittchen Patterns released the Marta Dress. Christine Haynes released the Varda top and dress. Sew Over It released the Elsie...

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