Posted by Helen | 25/03/2019 | My Makes, York Pinafore

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 connection with some of the lovely people who work there. We recently hosted three members of the Spoonflower team in Vancouver and hosted a meet-up with our local community! They suggested that both Caroline and I design our own fabric and sew it up for the meet-up. Of course, I couldn't pass-up the chance to design my own print! I decided to celebrate the re-launch of the York Pinafore and...

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Posted by Chloe | 22/03/2019 | Pattern News, Sewing Tutorials, York Pinafore

Now that the new York Pinafore is out in the more inclusive size range (0-30), we wanted to round up some of our favourite ways to hack it! In addition to some of my own hacks, we're sharing some of our favourite hacks from other sewing bloggers, too! This pattern is so hack-able, and really fun to play around with. Make sure to use the hashtags #yorkpinafore and #youcanhackit on Instagram to share your makes, or to see what inspiring makes other sewists are coming up with! Get the York Pinafore Gathered Waist This gathered waist hack is a super...

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Posted by Chloe | 20/03/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! This is an extra special Wednesday for Helen's Closet because today, we released the new, updated York Pinafore! You can read all the details in our blog post here. We are so excited to be making progress with our more inclusive size range. News: We released the updated size range for the York Pinafore, now available in sizes 0-30. Cocowa Crafts released the Maple Dress. Sew and Tell debuted as a pattern company with 6 new patterns, including the Inspades Dress & Top.  In a Haystack also debuted recently- they are a digital sewing subscription service that...

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Posted by Chloe | 19/03/2019 | Pattern News, York Pinafore

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported the new size range for the York Pinafore! It is so exciting and special that we are able to keep updating our patterns to the more inclusive size range. We are filled with gratitude for the wonderful testers featured in this post! These star sewists helped test the updated version of York to make sure it was as perfect as possible. They volunteered their time and supplies to test the York. They are all wonderful and you should go follow them! You can read more about the new York Pinafore here, and...

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Posted by Chloe | 19/03/2019 | Pattern News, York Pinafore

The new York has arrived! We're so excited that the York Pinafore is the second pattern to be updated with the new size range, and it feels wonderful to be able to offer this playful design to more people. The York Pinafore is now available in sizes 0-30! The York is 20% off until midnight on March 23 to celebrate! No coupon code required. Get the York Pinafore The updated York Pinafore includes sizes 0-30. The new pattern is graded numerically ( 18, 20, 22, 24, 26...) rather than S, M, L, XL, XXL...this more specific sizing system will help...

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Posted by Chloe | 15/03/2019 | Sewing Tutorials, York Pinafore

Welcome back! Today we will be continuing our homemade bias tape adventure with a tutorial on how to finish edges with a bias facing. If you want to learn how to make your own bias tape, check out our last post, Making Bias Tape. To demonstrate, we'll be showing how to use 1/2" double fold bias tape, single fold bias tape, and "thirds" bias tape to finish the edges of a York Pinafore. All three of these tape options will give us the same, 1/2" bias facing finish. Which one you choose depends on your personal preference and your fabric...

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