Sewing Inspiration

21 02 2019

It's probable that many of you have already heard of the Love to Sew Podcast, co-hosted by Helen herself- but there are so many amazing podcasts out there! There are...

trello pattern stash
28 11 2017

This week on Love to Sew, Caroline and I dive deep into patterns with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. If you haven't listened yet, you can head...

Sewing Plans
27 11 2017

Nothing gets the sew-jo going like planning out projects! As a very visual learner, I perform best when I can see plans and ideas in a visual format. It is...

Shibori Indigo Dyeing
04 09 2017

This summer I had the pleasure of dyeing some fabric with friends using a shibori method and indigo dye. I took loads of photos and I have had this post...

Spring/Summer sewing 2017
28 04 2017

Are you guys ready for Spring and Summer!? I have been thinking a lot about what I want to sew this season and I have to admit, I'm still in the overwhelmed...

Best Indie Shirtdress Patterns
16 03 2017

In light of the new #sewtogetherforsummer shirtdress challenge, I thought I would put together a little ‘Indie, Darling’ roundup post to provide some options to choose from! Personally, I am...

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
13 02 2017

Yes, I spell colour with a 'u' - I am Canadian. Colour, doughnut, flavour, favourite, honour, etc. They just don't look right without the u! ANYways, enough of that. I...

DIY Sewing Storage Chest
09 12 2016

I come from a family of makers. This has always been a point of pride for me and something that has given me many joyful experiences in my life. I...

Trello Fabric Stash
28 11 2016

Does your fabric stash ever bring you more anxiety than joy?  This happens to me more than I would care to admit. I LOVE textiles and have a definite problem...

27 10 2016

My sister got married this past September and it was such a beautiful affair.  They had a weekend long event at a small resort in Squamish, BC.  The ceremony was...

How to Wear Culottes
03 08 2016

Many people have expressed some hesitation about the culottes trend, and I don't blame you!  I, too, gave this trend the side eye for quite some time before giving them...

Winslow Culottes Hacks
27 07 2016

I love thinking about all the cool ways to use a pattern, so I can get the most out of my purchase and also add a unique spin on something...

Winslow Culottes by Helens Closet
01 07 2016

Happy Canada Day fellow Canadians!  I am SO excited to share pictures of my Winslow Culottes testers with you today. This being my first garment pattern, I wanted to make...

Winslow Culottes Pattern Inspiration
30 06 2016

The Winslow Culottes came to be last February when I was preparing for an impromptu trip to Mexico.  Sam’s parents were living the RV life and invited us down to...

Sewing Patterns With 70's Flare - Indie, Darling by Helen's Closet
01 04 2016

Isn’t it fun when decades of fashion come back around?  I love the 70’s vibe that is so popular right now and I have been wanting to sew some 70’s...