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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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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