Wednesday Weekly #167

Wednesday Weekly #167

Posted by Chloe | April 17, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! We are trucking along with our new pattern and our next pattern re-launch in the updated size range. We also started a new blog series all about sustainable scrap-busting! Learn how to use your fabric scraps to create an adorable bowl cozy here. We’re excited to bring you more ways to use up your fabric scraps!

News (clockwise from top left)

Wiksten Patterns released the Shift Dress + Top.

Rad Patterns released the Marsha Wrap Dress

Wardrobe by Me released their newest menswear pattern, the Tropical Shirt

I Am Patterns released their spring pattern collection, entitled I Am Delicate

Itch to Stitch released the Melrose Top & Dress

Community

The Sewcialists announced the Sew Brave Challenge! This challenge, running in May, is all about tapping into what makes you feel brave- like using fabrics, patterns, or techniques that you find intimidating. Check out the details on the Sewcialists blog here, and follow along on instagram using the hashtag #SewBrave.


Closet Case Patterns is extending their size range! They are looking for folks size 12 and up to help by filling out their extended size range survey

Makes

SweetKM made this lovely light-blue Wiksten Haori and patterned Inari Tee that go together like a dream for the perfect spring ensemble.

The Crafty Pinup shared this delightfully 1960’s Coco Dress.

Diary of a Chainstitcher made this amazing Desmond Backpack out of waxed cotton! It looks super hardy and versatile. 

My Handmade Wardrobe sewed this burnt orange Roscoe Blouse for her birthday. Check out the subtle texture on the fabric!

Antipodean Stitcher made this really fun pop art Patti Dress

Pattern and Branch made this stunning Sapporo Coat with gorgeous colour blocking. 

Girls in the Garden sewed this springy Cheyenne Tunic

That Black Chic created these sequinned pajamas. SEQUINNED. PAJAMAS.

Resources

Heather Handmade wrote this handy tutorial on how to stitch in the ditch

We All Sew published a nicely detailed post on how to sew a French seam. 

Hey June Handmade shared this fun pattern hack for t-shirts: how to add a shoulder accent piece. 

On the Podcast

We share your feedback from the past 6 months in this semi-annual feedback fest! Hear inspiring stories from fellow listeners, get great sewing tips, and leave feeling inspired to get out there and sew something! 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

Thanks so much for featuring my Cheyenne, I really appreciate it. I always love this Wednesday post and your podcast! Thanks again!

Just the best roundups as always. Excited for the Sew Brave challenge! I thiiiink I’m going to be participating! I’m hoping to make Vernazza Two Piece & Fringe Dress. (maybe even a York Pinafore if I get to it ;))

xo!
Colleen
http://www.sincerelycolleen.com

Thanks for mentioning my Sapporo Coat! I loved seeing the Desmond Backpack and Roscoe Blouse you highlighted as well. And the Sew Brave challenge is intriguing. I really want to sew a jumpsuit someday, but it feels like a big project since it’s a top and bottom joined together.

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