My Makes

08 07 2019

Welcome back! We are in the home stretch now with the Donovan Skirt; the body of the skirt is finished, now we just have to finish the waistband! You can...

Ashton Top and Donovan Skirt
23 06 2019

One of the best things about being a pattern designer is getting to make patterns for garments that you want to wear! I try to make patterns for things that...

19 06 2019

Happy Wednesday makers! At last, we can finally share what we've been working on over here at Helen's Closet for the past few weeks: our first duo pattern launch ever,...

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
06 06 2019

Before I get into this make (which I LOVE) I feel I need to acknowledge that this was not my best pattern matching or print placement work. A stark contrast...

Winslow Culottes Workroom Social Fabric
31 05 2019

I have another project to share that is made from Workroom Social fabric. This print is from their latest collection and it was designed by Kelli Ward from True Bias....

Winslow Culottes Orange Shorts
30 05 2019

Thank you so much to all who have supported the re-launch of Winslow! I needed to share more about this version because I seriously LOVE these shorts and the photos...

Sleeveless Reeta Shirtdress in Workroom Social Tiger Fabric
20 05 2019

Today I have a very cool project to share, and I am not even going to pretend to be chill about it. My dress has freakin' tigers on it!! Not...

25 03 2019

If you listen to the Love to Sew Podcast, you may already know that Spoonflower has been a huge supporter of our show and we have made a really wonderful...

Tamarack Jacket
25 02 2019

It is so satisfying to complete a project that has been in your sewing queue for too long, isn’t it? I loved the Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket from the moment...

21 01 2019

Ahhh, Persephone...how I long for thee...in every colour! It is no secret that I love the Persephone Pants pattern from Anna Allen Clothing. I mention them constantly on the Love...

14 01 2019

A few months ago, Sam mentioned that he wanted an apron to wear while painting his models. He spends hours sitting at his desk in our bedroom painting his minis,...

Persephone Pants
29 10 2018

It feels like it has been a while since my last personal blog post, and I am happy to say that I have some fun things lined up for November....

Refashioners 2018 Dress by Helen's Closet
10 09 2018

The Refashioners has been one of my favourite community events since I discovered the online sewing world. I love seeing how people take unwanted clothing and repurpose it into something...

Long Floral Linen Dress by Helen's Closet
20 08 2018

I do not want clothes to touch my body in the summer heat. When it is hot out and I know I'll be sweating buckets, the last thing I need...

York Pinafore Tiered Skirt
23 07 2018

This next York Pinafore hack is a combination of the last two variations I shared, the gathered waist and the spaghetti straps. I have to say that this version brings me...