Wednesday Weekly #159

Wednesday Weekly #159

Posted by Chloe | February 20, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! It is a little unbelievable that we are already halfway through February. Is it too early to start dreaming of spring sewing? Dreaming is basically planning ahead, right?

News (clockwise from top left)

Daughters of Style released the Claire Dress pattern.

Itch to Stitch rolled out the Orono Top pattern.

On the Cutting Floor released the Genie Top pattern

Decades of Style released the Ophelia Overalls pattern.

In the Folds brings us the Darlow Pants pattern.

Ann Normandy released their Bermuda Shorts pattern.

Community

The Sewcialists are conducing their own Grade My Size Survey for curvy sewists! The results will help maintain a living database of measurement information for all pattern-makers to use if they wish. It will help us all to make more informed pattern-making decisions!

Makes

Did you know that February is National Embroidery Month? Diary of a Sewing Fanatic made this gorgeous embroidered Dover Jacket. The fabric is really striking!

Love You Sew turned out this chic floral Archer Shirt.

Zoubi Zoubisou made this stunning Saraste Shirt Dress in a beautiful floral rayon with shades of green. The piping on the princess seams!

I Sew, Therefore I Am made not one, but two gorgeous Suki Robes! One in merino for winter, one in rayon for summer- genius.

Anna Graham from Noodlehead (who also happens to be the guest on the Love to Sew podcast this week) created this perfect Lonetree Vest. Love the gold hardware.

It’s a relief that others are dreaming of spring too- Thanks! I Made Them! sewed this cheery spring sundress with some terrific colour-blocking.

Resources

Cashmerette published this handy guide to Negative Ease.

Man Sewing released this neat Tool Pouch tutorial for a roll-up pouch to store all your sewing tools! I think I need one…

Sew Can She announced a free zipper bag course!

Sie Macht Sewing wants us to connect with our inner Rainbow Brite (but not dress like her) with this guide on how to sew rainbow clothes without looking like a child.

IndieSew wrote this super useful tutorial on how to hem a shirt with bias tape– this is a very handy trick to have in your toolkit, especially for curved hems and arm openings (like the York Pinafore).

There are a lot of options when choosing a needle for knits- thanks to Last Stitch published this guide to sewing machine needles for knits.

On the Podcast

Anna Graham joins us to share her tips on sewing bags, how she got into pattern making, and designing her very own fabric line. We also talk about how she bought her studio space sight unseen and balancing work and family life. Listen here.

About The Author

Chloe

Hi, I'm Chloe, the Creative Assistant at Helen's Closet! I'm a Vancouver transplant from San Francisco. I love sewing, the outdoors, and RuPaul's Drag Race.

Blog Comments

Hate to break it to you, but we have only 8 days of February left! We are well over halfway! 😀 Definitely not too early to dream of spring in my parts, my daffodils are in full bloom!

Thanks for sharing my colorful blog post! And I feel mighty special to be included among such AMAZING content creators in the sewing community.

Keep up the great work, Helen!

Thanks, Helen, for another great post. I’m still sewing winter items as here on the east coast of Canada we are just entering what is traditionally the snowiest of months, March! Spring comes here sometime in June or July… Another Blackwood cardigan cut out and ready to sew up!

Thanks for sharing my Suki Kimonos – such a lovely pattern. Everything I never knew I always needed in loungewear!

Thanks for sharing my Dover Jacket! I love that pattern and hope others get an opportunity to see & use one of Diane’s patterns from Blue Dot Patterns.

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