White Linen Blaire Shirt Cheyanne Tunic
Posted by Helen | 17/07/2017 | Into My Closet

Ever since I discovered Style Bee, I have been obsessed with Lee’s simple and classic look. It’s not a sewing blog, but I love how she pairs neutrals and elevates simple pieces. It’s surprising how much I enjoy it considering how I tend to gravitate towards bold prints and colours. Her blog has really opened my eyes to neutral options and the beauty of basic, high quality, wardrobe staples. Today’s make is a copy of a white linen top she wears quite often in her posts. I fell in love with the rolled sleeves, oversized fit, and giant pockets. Since...

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Reeta Shirtdress
Posted by Helen | 13/07/2017 | Into My Closet

I am so pumped to share this post with you all today! As some of you may know from our Instagram stories, Caroline from Blackbird Fabrics and I are friends IRL and we've been getting together to sew regularly for the past year! We both really love the Named Reeta Shirtdress pattern and we decided to make it from the same fabric in different colourways (now restocked and available in the Blackbird Fabrics shop!). Naturally, we had to document our makes once completed because we looked hilariously adorable together. I hope you like our Reetas! Psssst - We've been hinting at a special...

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Wednesday Weekly #92
Posted by Helen | 12/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having an awesome summer so far!! I don't know about you, but many of my summer sewing plans have fallen by the wayside while I make time for going outside, hanging out with friends, and just enjoying the warm weather. It's OK to take a little break from sewing every once and a while, right? Right! I am so enjoying seeing all of your swimwear makes so keep them coming! News (clockwise from top left) The Avid Seamstress released the Shift Dress. Evie la Luve released the Mimi Swimsuit. Seamstress Erin released the Ultraviolet...

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Best Indie Swimsuit Patterns
Posted by Helen | 10/07/2017 | Indie Darling

Every summer for the past two years I have made myself a new handmade swimsuit. I love the process of making swimwear and I have so much fun wearing my me-mades to the beach! This indie sewing pattern roundup is all about swimwear! Let me know if I missed your favourite! I will be sure to add it to the list 🙂 Closet Case Files Bombshell & Sophie   Seamwork Reno & Dakota   Evie la Luve - The Mimi Bikini   Patterns 4 Pirates Take the Plunge   Maison Fleur 8108   Opion Patterns Jamanota and Santis   Jalie Gigi (3671), and...

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Wednesday Weekly #91
Posted by Helen | 05/07/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!  Also, a very happy belated Canada Day and Fourth of July to all the Canadians and Americans! I hope you all had great holidays. We went for a little hike over the weekend and it was so nice to get outside and get moving! Sometimes I forget that I can get up from my sewing machine from time to time...  I am currently working on new patterns and sewing some simple summer tank tops. My next big project is going to be an Acton dress for a wedding, so I will begin that very soon! News (clockwise from left) Schnittchen...

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Knit Southport Dress
Posted by Helen | 03/07/2017 | Into My Closet

Stop the presses. I've made the ultimate summer dress and you can too! This is a hack I've had in mind for a while and I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner. It really is the most comfortable thing EVER and it was so easy to whip up.  All you need is the True Bias Southport dress pattern, some knit fabric and some elastic. I chose to use this fantastic abstract brushstroke print from Blackbird Fabrics for this dress. I knew it would drape beautifully and the large print is perfect for this kind of project. I cut the same...

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