Fairfield Button-up
Posted by Helen | 22/01/2018 | Menswear

One of my goals for 2018 is to make some more clothes for my partner, Sam. There is an Instagram hashtag, #menswearmakenine, where I have pledged to try to accomplish 9 things for him this year. To be honest, I am feeling pretty apprehensive about it! I have become so accustomed to fitting my own body that the idea of fitting another person is daunting. I do believe that getting out of your sewing comfort zone is important, so I am going for it! As Heather said so brilliantly on the podcast this week, ‘just do the damn thing’. For...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 17/01/2018 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! I am really feeling the love this week since my post about my SMYLY story last week on the blog and the podcast episode this week on body positivity. Thanks to everyone who has reached out to say that they can relate to my story and that they are feeling empowered to share! This really has given me a boost this week that I am using to fuel my making and my personal goals, so thank you for that! News (clockwise from top left) Tessuti released the Bondi Dress. Wardrobe by me released the Draper Polo for...

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Kalle Tunic
Posted by Helen | 15/01/2018 | Into My Closet

I have been wanting to share this make with you since December! This is the Kalle tunic from the Closet Case Patterns Kalle shirtdress pattern. I have loved this pattern ever since I met up with Heather when she came to Vancouver in 2016. She was wearing this white version. The pattern had not come out yet, but I was so ready to jump on it when it did! In the spring of 2017 when the pattern dropped, I was caught up in so many things that I didn’t get around to it that summer (I’m coming for you next...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 10/01/2018 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I am feeling so good this week because I have been following the Yoga with Adriene TRUE yoga challenge! I haven't missed a day yet and I am really feeling a difference. Since sharing this on Instagram stories, it sounds like many of you are doing it too! If you are interested, you can find out more on Adriene's channel. News (clockwise from top left) Sew DIY released two Lou Box Dresses this week! Goheen designs released her first women's garment pattern, the Madi top. Itch to Stitch released the Bellavista top.   Community Events The Fold...

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SMYLY Striped Nettie Dress
Posted by Helen | 08/01/2018 | Into My Closet, My Sewing Story

Sewing Makes You Love Yourself. When I read the name of this challenge, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Organized by Athina Kakou, Lisa Kish, and Hattie van der Krohn, the SMYLY challenge (#smyly2018) is all about sharing your sewing story. Whether sewing has helped you get through a tough time in your life, encouraged you to break free creatively, or transformed the way you think about your body, we all have a deep connection with this practice that is worth sharing. Participate in #SMYLY2018 from January 1 until February 28th to be eligible for prizes. Sew something that makes you...

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Posted by Helen | 03/01/2018 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy New Year, makers! It is so nice to be on the other side of the holiday season (it was fun, but let’s be honest, it’s nice to be back to a ‘normal’ routine). I have seen so many amazing plans and resolutions being made in the sewing community and I can’t wait to see all your makes this year! I have plenty of plans myself, including some non-sewing projects like knitting, sashiko, and maybe some more dyeing this summer! Here’s to a creative 2018! News (clockwise from top left) Seamwork released the Skipper Sweatshirt and the Shelly Leggings. Cashmerette...

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