Sleeveless Nettie Bodysuit
Posted by Helen | 05/06/2017 | Into My Closet

This pattern was a total surprise for me. I have always admired other people’s versions but I never thought It was for me.  Enter Gillian with her sewing dares challenge! Gillian quickly saw the lack of body-con dresses in my closet and challenged me to step out of my comfort sack and into a Nettie dress. Well, thank you, Gillian, because I am loving this pattern! I’ve tried bodycon dresses in the past, like these cheap staple versions from H&M and American Apparel. I’ve always found that while I like the look in the mirror, I feel uncomfortable once I’m out...

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Best Shorts Sewing Patterns
Posted by Helen | 02/06/2017 | Indie Darling

Are you all ready for summer sewing!?  I have a bunch of fun sewing projects lined up to work on this month. Hopefully I can get some of them done before it gets too hot!  This indie sewing roundup is all about shorts patterns, and as always, if I missed any, let me know in the comments so I can add them in! I hope you all enjoy this roundup 🙂 Alina Sewing & Design Co. Chitown Chinos   Make Lemonade Carlotta   Seamwork Weston Shorts & Nantucket   Deer & Doe  Chantaigne & Goji Shorts   True Bias Emerson Shorts...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 31/05/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a fabulous me-made May! I kind of fell off the bandwagon as far as sharing my makes on Instagram, but I have been wearing my me-mades as much as possible. I am almost to the point where I wear me-made every day without even thinking about it, even if it is just underwear sometimes!  I love seeing everyone's daily looks and really feel humbled by how much love the Blackwood Cardigan has gotten this month - thank you! <3 News (left to right) Tessuti released the Oslo Coat and I am SMITTEN! Designer Stitch...

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True Bias Southport Dress
Posted by Helen | 29/05/2017 | Into My Closet

The Southport is officially a tried and true pattern for me.  I don’t know about you, but if I make more than one version and I love them both, I give that pattern TNT status. I will definitely make more in the future. I love this dress for its simple design, loose fit, and bodice style. It is more of a tank top style but it has almost full coverage of the back, which makes it appropriate for more occasions. I love the half button down look (which I did for my previous version, but eliminated here so I wouldn’t...

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Wednesday Weekly #86
Posted by Helen | 24/05/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I have been very productive with my sewing this week and I'm feeling so good about making the things I planned to make this season and not getting tooooo distracted. I've got a beautiful white linen shirt on the go as well as the final touches on this Reeta Shirtdress I shared on Instagram. It is going to be flowy, floral perfection! After that, I'm on the the Kalle. How is your Spring sewing going? News (clockwise from left) Seamstress Erin released the Laminaria Swimsuit. Sew Over It released the Lulu shirt and dress. Greenstyle Creations released...

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Winslow Culottes PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 21/05/2017 | Into My Closet, Pattern News

I have one more pair of new Winslows to show you and I’ve saved the best for last! This wraps up the new photos for the Winslow Culottes pattern. You can grab the Winslow Culottes this week for 15% off! Sale ends Monday, May 22nd. Palazzo pants are hands down the most fun things to wear. They swish around and feel so luxurious when walking, I love it! I also like that on hot days I can wear these to protect my pale legs from the sun, and they actually help to keep my legs nice and cool. I chose...

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