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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Granger Book Bag PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 16/09/2015 | Pattern News

For the past few months I have been developing a PDF book bag pattern to share with you guys! Scheduled for release on November 23rd, it will be just in time for the Holiday gift-giving season.  I've decided to name this pattern the Granger, after one of my favourite characters in Harry Potter, Hermione.  This bag isn't just for smart and sassy ladies though, it is perfect for anyone awesome who has places to go and things to carry! The Granger Book Bag pattern features two views, one with a messenger bag-style flap and one without.  It has a fabric blocking...

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Posted by Helen | 16/09/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

News: I officially announced the Granger Book Bag Pattern yesterday, and the feedback so far has been wonderful.  Thanks to everyone for their support and excitement for my first pattern.  Sign up for my mailing list to get the PDF pattern for FREE when it is released on November 23rd! [mc4wp_form] Sarai is starting a podcast!  I love podcasts so I'm very excited to hear that this will be coming out in a couple of weeks.   Makes: Mary made a beautiful Southport Dress from a lovely brushstroke patterned fabric. Gillian bought a RTW cardigan and traced it so she could make it again. I love long...

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Posted by Helen | 11/09/2015 | Into My Closet

From the moment I saw this dress I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for me.  I absolutely adore shirtdresses and this one is so beautifully designed with its gathered sides and back.  It is the Alder dress from Grainline Studios, my first make from Jen’s collection and I am completely smitten.  The pattern was high quality, with easy to follow instructions and nice graphic design (something I always appreciate).  Side note, this is my 10th make on the blog!  The last 2 months have been incredibly fun, motivating and fulfilling, thanks for following along on my...

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Wednesday Weekly #6
Posted by Helen | 09/09/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

News Grainline Studios released their new pattern, the Lark Tee! Seamwork Magazine has put the Oslo sweater on sale this month for $1!  Grab yours before this offer ends. Sewaholic Patterns took new photos of their Crescent and Rae skirts and they look really lovely. Grainline Lark Tee,  Seamwork Oslo Sweater,  Sewaholic Crescent Skirt   Makes Laura Mae finished a 10 year work in progress dress this week, isn't that just the best feeling? I am dying over these crazy pants by Clio.  Crazy cut, crazy fabric, crazy awesome! Deer & Doe released three new patterns this month, and Camille has made them all!! The...

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