Wednesday Weekly #98
Posted by Helen | 23/08/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great last few weeks of summer! I am really enjoying these nice sunny days while getting loads done for the upcoming months here at Helen's Closet. I can't wait to share more of what I have been up to, but in the mean time, you can check out my latest project, the Love to Sew podcast! Thank you all so much for listening this week, we are SO thrilled with the response so far. News The Love to Sew podcast launches today with three full episodes! Chalk and Notch released the...

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Love to Sew Podcast
Posted by Helen | 22/08/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast

I am very pleased to announce the official launch of the Love to Sew Podcast today! This is a project that I have been working on all summer with the lovely Caroline Somos from Blackbird Fabrics and we could not be more excited to finally share our first three episodes with you! The show is going to be a mix of interviews with inspiring business owners and sewists in the community and episodes where it's just going to be Caroline and I talking about a certain sewing topic. This week we have a get to know us episode, an interview with Jenny...

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Sierra Swimsuit
Posted by Helen | 21/08/2017 | Into My Closet

This summer I got together with Caroline and Tasia for some Shibori Indigo Dyeing! We had such a blast and I have a full post coming your way soon with all the details about the methods and fabrics we used. Today I have my first completed Shibori project to share, this Suki Kimono I made to wear at the beach. I love having a nice cover-up at the beach because I burn SO easily. I planned to make a beach Suki from the very beginning and after we did our dyeing it was clearly a perfect match. This year on...

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Wednesday Weekly #97
Posted by Helen | 16/08/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Morning Makers! Happy Wednesday to you all! I am a little jittery with excitement this week because I am so blown away by the response to our podcast launch on Instagram! Thank you so much for your kind words and for following us on our Love to Sew Instagram account! We could not be more excited to share more with you next week, in fact, we have three whole episodes to share right from the start and then new episodes every week! We hope you enjoy the show. Now, don't mind me while I promote the show even more in the...

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Love to Sew Podcast
Posted by Helen | 15/08/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast

I am SO excited today to FINALLY share with you all the secret project that Caroline (from Blackbird Fabrics) and I have been working on for the past 2 months! Introducing the Love to Sew Podcast! Love to Sew is a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business.  Caroline and I are going to talk all things garment sewing and bring you interviews with inspiring creatives and indie business owners. Between my love for patterns and Caroline's passion for fabric, we never run out of things to chat about. Join us every Tuesday (yep, EVERY Tuesday)...

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Suki Kimono Cover-up
Posted by Helen | 14/08/2017 | Into My Closet

I have a simple Suki Kimono hack to share with you today! The Suki was primarily designed to be worn as an indoor dressing robe, but I have found it to be very versatile as I explore its possibilities as an everyday garment. This version is shorter and the front band has been simplified. With these changes, the Suki cover-up can be sewn in 1-2 hours! I love throwing this on for a little protection from the sun on a hot day or as a nice addition to a chic outfit in the evenings. Read on to discover how to make...

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