Wednesday Weekly #185

Wednesday Weekly #185

Posted by Chloe | August 21, 2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! We’re having so much fun over here at Helen’s Closet with Ashton August. We are absolutely loving all of the Ashton Hacks that we’re seeing, it’s very inspirational!

News (clockwise from top left)

True Bias released the Calvin Wrap Dress/Top

Wardrobe by Me released the Amelia Bomber Jacket.

Elbe Textiles re-released the Somerfield Coat in an increased size range. 

Rad Patterns released the Body Con-fidence Dress and Top

Anna Allen Patterns released the Demeter Dress last week, but we missed it! Oops. We’re including it this week instead. 


This blue Cielo Top from What Katie Sews is so beautiful! This top really is the perfect step up from a t-shirt; still casual, but a bit more luxe. 

Alexis Bailey shared this stunning eyelet dress, along with some tips on how to sew eyelet fabric.

Pin, Cut, Sew made this really neat Costa Tote out of bleach dyed denim

Girl and the Machine sewed this floral Eve Dress– so pretty and so classic. 

This Donovan Skirt from Cookin’ & Craftin’ has a fun and cute detail- see the contrasting stripes on the waistband and pockets?

Elle Gee Makes shared this amazing Wiksten Haori made out of a mid-century modern curtain!

This vintage 90’s pattern swing dress from Jasika Nicole is so nostalgic and cute!


Emerald Erin wrote this very useful post on how to sister-size your bra pattern

Handmade by Lara Liz shared 5 tips for sewing with knits

Elizabeth Made This posted a tutorial on how to make an easy drawstring backpack. This would be a great first time project!

Grainline Studio shared a tutorial on my personal favourite method for turning spaghetti straps

On the Podcast 

Everything you always wanted to know about Denim! What do denim weights mean? How do I choose the right denim for my project? What is selvage denim? We cover it all this week as we deep dive into Denim! Listen here.

About The Author


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 look forward to these posts every week! Thanks for including my Costa Tote here, I sincerely love that pattern 🙂

I’m so happy to hear that! I loved your version!

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