Wednesday Weekly #166

Wednesday Weekly #166

Posted by Chloe | April 10, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! We are having lots of fun watching our amazing testers try out our newest pattern. It will be perfect for the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge! *wink wink* More details coming soon!

News

The Avid Seamstress released the Sun Dress

On the Cutting Floor released the Dawna Top. 

Indiesew released the Monarch Jacket

Alice & Co. Patterns collaborated with the Victoria & Albert Museum to release this free Mary Quant-style minidress pattern!

Measure Twice Cut Once released the Maree Swimsuit

Community

Sew Together for Summer 2019 is coming up! For the third year of this sewing challenge, the featured garment is the jumpsuit. This challenge is hosted by Sew Sarah Smith @sewsarahsmith, Suzy @sewing_in_spain, and Monika @rocco.sienna. Details can be found on the Sew Sarah Smith blog. Use the hashtag #sewtogetherforsummer to post your makes and follow along!

Makes

Attack of the Seam Ripper made this beautiful tartan Agave skirt. 

Shun D. sewed these wide-legged rainbow striped pants! I love that wearing rainbow is a thing now. 

Tanya Maile made this vintage inspired dress with hand-embroidered dragon motifs! The embroidered dragons are gorgeous, and SO impressive.

I Sew, Therefore I Am made this Ruska Dress featuring some lovely colour blocking. 

Emma’s Altier sewed this super-cool menswear bomber jacket! I love the combination of a classic shape with bold fabric. 

Dixie DIY made this beautiful pink and black Anouk dress. Dixie is pregnant (congrats!), and she pointed out that Anouk works well as a secret maternity pattern because of the adjustable waist ties.  Community: 

Trash to Couture sewed this gorgeous 70’s-esque chiffon dress using a vintage pattern that belonged to her grandmother. How cool is that?

The Fair Stitch created this wonderful Anza dress. It’s so pretty and summery! 

Resources

Ho-Mei from Arrow Mountain released this awesome PDF sewing tracker template; this tool helps you track the progress of your sewing project by breaking it down into steps, from buying the pattern, pre-washing fabrics, to applying interfacing and installing closure. I love an organizational tool!

Sew DIY created a video tutorial for three ways to create a seam allowance guide. This is a great resource for those of you who don’t have clear seam allowance guides on your machine’s throat plate!

Heather Handmade wrote this great tutorial on the differences between edgestitching and topstitching

Closet Case Patterns released a free pattern for shoulder pads and sleeve heads. They were drafted for the Jasika Blazer, but will work well for other projects too!

On the Podcast

Elisalex De Castro Peake chats with us about her leap from the fashion world to the home sewing community. We hear the story behind By Hand London and discuss where things are headed next. Elisalex also shares great tips about fitting bodices, embroidering clothing, and dressing to impress. Listen here.

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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

Awww thank you so much for featuring my dress ❤

Thanks for the shout out Helen … I’m cuttting out my test garment today

Thanks for the mention Chloe and Helen!

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