Wednesday Weekly #181

Wednesday Weekly #181

Posted by Chloe | July 17, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! We’re getting ready for something exciting this week- we can’t wait to share the details with you tomorrow!

News (clockwise from top left)

Threadbear Patterns released the Frisco Jumpsuit & Top.

Sew Over It released the Bonnie Blouse & Dress

Orange Lingerie released the Devonshire Bra

We also want to mention a couple of patterns that we missed this summer, and a new-to-us pattern company that we want to highlight:

Untitled Thoughts re-released the Olive Jumpsuit, and it now goes up to size 30!

Bobbinhood released the Bobbinhood Suit

Our Lady of Leisure makes such cool and sleek designs, like the Screwdriver Blouse! We’re so happy that we discovered them- go check them out!

Community

We want to highlight #sewinginreallife this week, started by Jennifer from Workroom Social. #sewinginreallife is all about sharing how your sewing looks on an everyday, non-staged basis, whether it’s wearing a me-made garment at the dentist, at work, or wherever you find yourself through the day-to-day. Follow along with #sewinginreallife on Instagram!

Makes

Lara Handmade shared this beautiful Perkins Shirt. Everything about this shirt works.

I’m really into this cross-back hack of the Amy Jumpsuit by Unlikely Nest. 

Merrits Makes sewed a lovely, floaty Suki Robe that we just love. 

Self Assembly Required made this stunning Magnolia Dress.

Love these shift dresses from a vintage pattern from Fadanista- so 60’s, so cute!

This starry Sirocco Jumpsuit from English Girl at Home is so whimsical! 

These Pietra Pants that Randomly Happy made are the perfect linen pants for summer. 

Resources

Amy Nicole Studio shared this really detailed post all about her favourite sustainable fabric resources.

This post is so thorough and helpful!  Sew DIY made this video on how to care for handmade garments

The Last Stitch made a video sharing common sewing mistakes. It’s nice to remind ourselves that everyone makes mistakes when sewing, even if they are advanced sewists!

On the Podcast

Vintage sewing expert Evelyn Wood joins us to talk about creating garments from the past! She shares tips for refashioning thrift store finds, the importance of mending, and her top 5 good sewing habits. We also discuss ‘garment archeology’ and how to look for clues when admiring vintage pieces. 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 including me! So many beautiful patterns & makes x

yay! Thank you for the shout out! There are so many great makes and patterns on this list!

I always look forward to your weekly round-up. Thank you

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