Wednesday Weekly #173

Wednesday Weekly #173

Posted by Chloe | May 29, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! This is a very exciting week for us because we re-released the Winslow Culottes in our updated size range! Winslow is now available in sizes 0-30. Winslow is the very first Helen’s Closet pattern, so it feels extra special to re-release it. To celebrate, Winslow is 20% off through May 31!

News (clockwise from top left)

We re-released the Winslow Culottes in our updated size range! 

Cashmerette released the Holyoke Maxi Dress & Skirt.

Grainline Studio released the standalone version of the Uniform Tunic

Designer Stitch released the Donelle Top and Dress

Pauline Alice released the Arenas Bag

Community 

So, Zo (creator of Me Made May) is sharing all of the Me Made May discount codes from lots of amazing sewing and making-related businesses in the community. By this time in May, you may have identified what your me-made wardrobe is missing, so these codes can help you make that final push to fill your wardrobe holes at a discount. Most of these codes are valid through May 31. You can do it! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram using the hashtag #memademay2019

Makes

Belgian Seams made this gorgeous mustard Tea House Dress that I can’t get out of my head! The contrasting waist belt is so cute. 

The Fair Stitch sewed these incredible Yanta Overalls! I love the orange Hong Kong seam finish on the cuffs- such a fun and creative detail. 

I love this maroon polka dot vintage Simplicity dress that SewManju made. This pattern was copyrighted back in the 1970’s! Fashion is cyclical, people, hold on to your vintage patterns! 

Unchas Unchas shared a couple of beautiful Girouette Blouses that are perfect for summer. 

Katie Kortman sewed a Cottesloe Swimsuit using a Spoonflower fabric with her own design on it, and as usual, it’s stunning. 

Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin sewed a beautiful viscose crepe Perkins Shirt for the Imagine Gnats blog.

Not a Primary Colour shared some amazing photos of a block printed Tamarack Jacket she made. 

Resources

Judith Dee’s World wrote this vey handy and detailed roundup of maternity friendly sewing patterns.

Just Patterns shared 3 secrets to sew perfect spaghetti straps; very useful for summer tops. 

We did a roundup of all of our favourite Winslow Culottes hacks on the Helen’s Closet blog

Last Stitch published the ultimate guide to activewear fabrics

On the Podcast

Alexia Abegg talks with us about Ruby Star Society, fabric design, tie-dye, and pottery. She’s an amazing creative force and gives us her secrets to successful collaboration, following your passion, and getting things done! 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

aaw thanks so much for featuring my dress! 🙂 Glad you like it – I’ve had it on non-stop since I made it, always a good sign!

Another great round up Helen and thanks for the mention!

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