Patterns

20 08 2019

Hello friends! I (Chloe) am really excited to share my contribution to Ashton August- my colourblocked Ashton Top! You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST....

13 08 2019

We are continuing our Ashton August series with another guest post! Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow is here to share her Ashton dress with ruffled hem hack. Gillian is a...

Ashton Dress Hack
12 08 2019

Welcome back to Ashton August! This week we have some really fun guest bloggers here to show you their Ashton hacks. First, we welcome Sue from A Colourful Canvas. Sue...

09 08 2019

Welcome back to the Ashton August pattern hack series! This one is my go-to, easy-peasy dress hack. You really can't go wrong with a gathered skirt attached to a well-fitting...

Tulip Back Ashton Top Hack
08 08 2019

This may be one of my favorite hacks yet on the Helen's Closet blog. I just love how elegant a cross over or 'tulip' back top can be, but I...

Low Back Ashton Top Hack
06 08 2019

One of the simplest ways to hack a pattern is to adjust the neckline. A garment will take on a whole new look if you give it a v-neck vs...

Frayed Hem Ashton Top Hack
05 08 2019

We are kicking off Ashton August with a very simple hack that gives the Ashton top a modern look. You may have tried the raw-hem jeans trend, but what about...

Ashton Top Hack
04 08 2019

You know we love pattern hacking here at Helen's Closet. Our patterns are designed to be wearable garments that you will want to make again and again! They are excellent...

Linen Donovan Skirt Sewalong
16 07 2019

Who doesn't want to wear linen in the summertime? This Donovan Skirt in washed linen from Blackbird Fabrics is such a lovely summer piece and will surely get loads of...

10 07 2019

We have reached the final part of our Donovan sewalong! Today, we will be assembling and inserting the drawstring/waist tie. The drawstring is such a cute detail, and it adds...

09 07 2019

Welcome back! Now that our waistband is attached to our skirt body, we're going to insert the elastic and topstitch the waistband. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong...

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...

07 07 2019

It's time to hem! Today, we will be hemming our Donovan Skirts. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt If you are sewing...

06 07 2019

Welcome back! Today, we are going to sew the side seams and side slits on the Donovan Skirt. If you are sewing View B, which is shorter and doesn't have...

05 07 2019

Today, we are going to get the sewing started! The first step in sewing Donovan is assembling the slant pockets. Sewing slant pockets can seem intimidating, but really, they're easier...