Wednesday Weekly #176

Wednesday Weekly #176

Posted by Chloe | June 12, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! We’re hard at work on some exciting new projects that we can’t wait to share! In the meantime, it’s been a productive week for the sewing community, with the release of several new patterns.

News (clockwise from top left)

Tabitha Sewer released the Lena Horne Dress

Halfmoon Atelier released the La Brea Tee

Tilly and the Buttons released the Romy Top and Dress and the Jessa Trousers and Shorts

Rosy Peña Patterns released the Abby Dress and Blouse.


This Trevi Dress from Hey June Handmade is so cute! I love the easy vibes of this dress. 

Erica Bunker made a gorgeous summer jumpsuit

Miranda Makes sewed a beautiful meridian dress out of pink crinkle linen

Belgian Seams made these delightful pin-striped cigarette trousers

Katie Kortman used the new Lena Horne Dress pattern to make an amazing color-blocked dress

Brittany J. Jones made a really fun Cottesloe swimsuit.

Anita by Design made a stunning blue velour dress to wear to Mimi G’s wedding! Not only is Anita’s dress amazing, but her post about it has a photo of her with some other talented sewists wearing me-made garments, and they are all gorgeous. 


Sew DIY wrote this handy tutorial on seven ways to finish a seam

Melly Sews published this great tutorial on how to sew and use packing cubes

Sew Essential Blog made a blog on how to make a small bust adjustment

Sew Sweetness made a video on how to clean your iron. Cleaning your iron is so important; you don’t want to stain your fabric before you’ve even finished sewing!

Pin, Cut Sew wrote a post all about how to stay frugal while sewing that is full of useful tips. 

On the Podcast

Brittany J. Jones takes us behind the scenes of running a sewing YouTube channel! How she taught herself to make videos, how she stays on schedule, and how she stays true to her authentic voice online. Plus we chat about the Sew in 30 movement, radiating positivity, and Big 4 patterns. Listen here.

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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

I could not stop reading Anita’s story about her dress! I had to read as fast as I could to find out what happened! She really did a great job and it sounds like the wedding was beautiful. I’m also interested in these packing cubes. I’m going to go back and read that more thoroughly when I have time. Great finds this week, as always. I love this blog post series. It’s so interesting to see what everyone is up to and all the new patterns. You guys keep me current!

Thanks so much Lisa! I know, Anita’s story was a real nail-biter. Luckily she has amazing skills and so I knew she would be able to pull it off!

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