Wednesday Weekly #119

Wednesday Weekly #119

Posted by Helen | January 24, 2018 | Wednesday Weekly
Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I am happy to announce that Sam and I have booked a vacation at the end of March and I am starting my vacation sewing early!  It is also going to give me a jumpstart on summer sewing because we are going to Thailand! I can’t wait to get started with my me-made vacation plans. Any advice on dressing for Thailand? I am all ears!

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

Rosy Pena released the Chloe sweatshirt.

Anna Rose Patterns released the Oscar Pants and Shorts.

Tilly and the Buttons released the Mila Dungarees.

Grainline Studio released the Yates Coat (insert delighted squeal here).

The second Issue of Sewn Magazine is now available for order.


Community Events

Lisa Kisch is organizing a giveaway on her YouTube channel! Check it out for a chance to win patterns from me and Heather Lou.


Sew for Victory has put out a call for sewing as self-care stories! Share your story on the Sew for Victory blog. Find out more here!



This velvet Nettie from Attack of the Seam Ripper.

Sew Wrong made an incredible Fur Coat.

Dandelion Drift made Ginger jeans AND Morgan jeans.

Henna Hamima made a quilted knit tunic.

Lori’s tweed moto jacket is amazing.

Sew Manju made a great head to toe look this week.

I love these lander pants from Heidi of Handmade Frenzy!

Super cute PJ’s from Lower Your Presser Foot.

Pins and Pinot shares photos of her Blackwood Cardigan on her travels!

I can’t get over how beautiful these photos of Saki Jane’s engagement dress are.

Check out this leather skirt from A Stitching Odyssey.

Made by Laquana made a great Appleton wrap dress.



Sophie Bach shares her Trello organization for patterns and fabric.


Love to Sew Podcast

This week we hear from Caz Adams, the sewing instructor behind UsefulBox in Sydney, Australia. Caz shares a moving story with us and we discuss sewing as therapy and a means to connect with others and with ourselves. She also shares tips for beginner sewists and potential sewing teachers out there!

Love to Sew

Blog Comments

Thanks so much for the link to my jacket! I love your blog and the Wednesday Weekly!

Thank you Lori!! Your jacket is fab!

Thanks for including my Nettie in the round-up! Also I am so excited that more and more people are spreading the Trello love!! 😀

Yes! You can take credit for giving me the idea! I love using it so much, total gamechanger 😀

I went to Thailand a few years ago and it was so amazing – you’re going to love it. I did the mad dash of sewing beforehand, so good for you on getting a jump start! As far as advice, loose, lightweight clothing for sure. I did a lot of google searching on what to wear and got a little freaked out about having to be pretty conservative in a super hot and humid environment, but it really depends on where you are. If you’re in the beach areas, pretty much anything goes, but they are serious about being covered up when visiting temples. I had to buy a t-shirt once because my shawl covering my spaghetti straps wasn’t enough! Shoot me an email if you have any specific questions, I would be happy to give advice.

Thank you, Laura! I definitley got scared reading stuff online too. We are mostly going to be down on Ko Samui and Ko Tao, so it sounds like I can get away with my ogden camis there. I will pack a sleeved shirt and pants for temples!

Thailand is so awesome! I spent a few days in Phuket and it was great. I’d recommend a few voile caftans and some loose voile wide leg (elastic waist!) pants to layer. It IS quite hot, but as Laura said, you do need to cover up in the temples. You and Sam will have a blast

Cotton voile is such a great suggestion! I am thinking of hacking the Winslow culottes into an elastic waisted pant for traveling 😀

Wheeeee, Thailand! I went in 2004, and ended up being there during the big tsunami (I was safe on the east coast) and I have to admit, I don’t remember a damn thing I wore that long ago! But clearly, Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’ is the one to ask – and also check out her Thai fabric shopping guide! 😉

Thanks Gillian! Wow, that must have been crazy, even if you were on the opposite coast! I will for sure reach out to Meg about it, I have read her shopping guide already and have a whole day set aside for fabrics before the trip home.

Aw, too bad I’m not in Bangkok anymore! I would have showed you the town! As an alternative, please accept this Bangkok fabric shopping guide I wrote:

For attire, think loose, flowy, natural fibers. March is sort of on the cusp of hot season and the heat and humidity can be a bit unbearable at times. You’ll need knee and shoulder coverage for temples.

Thanks Meg! I totally bookmarked your post back when you wrote it for this moment! I am super pumped to check out these shops. I have a pile of linen and cotton with my name on it just waiting to be made into ‘art teacher chic’ wear 😛

I’m in Thailand writing this and I’d second all the advice above. I also find that my sensitive winter skin has had enough sunshine after two hours despite factor 50 sunscreen so have a coverup ready at all times. Or a length of fabric purchased following Meg‘s guide

Thanks Chris! Advice right from the source! Amazing! I also have sensitive skin so I will keep that in mind 🙂

<3 <3 I plan to translate my patterns in english as soon as possible. Thank you for mentionning them!

My pleasure, Maud!

Congratulations on the Blackwood Cardigan winning one of the Best Patterns of 2017 spots on Pattern Review! Awesome!

Thank you so much! <3

Thanks so much for including my Lander Pants in the roundup!! My sister is currently in Thailand and I’m pretty jealous. Everyone else’s advice seems to coordinate well with what she has to say about the temperatures

Thank you Heidi! That is great to know. I’m working on a bunch of loose linen garments right now!

Thanks for including my post in your roundup Helen. Very honoured to be included.

Always a pleasure to include you! I love your makes <3

p.s. congratulations on the Sewing Pattern Review win….Blackwood still on my list to sew!

Thank you!!!

I travel to Koh Samui regularly. Loose light clothing as it is hot and humid. Don’t wear good shoes as it is dusty underfoot, probably something easy you can wash under a tap.

The food is amazing, the people are so friendly, you will enjoy your trip. My son and his family live there and I have so much change in the past 14 years with it becoming so much busier. Sawadi ka.

Sawadi Ka! thank you so much for your advice!

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