Block Printed Ashton Top
Posted by Helen | 22/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

It may be a bit of a stretch to call this one a 'hack', but I really wanted to include this as inspiration during Ashton August. Last month I attended a block printing workshop at Blackbird Fabrics (see their workshops here - there is another block printing one coming up!) It was SO FUN and a really amazing experience. Creating your own print and customizing your fabric is an awesome way to take your sewing to a whole new level! You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST. How I block printed this...

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Posted by Chloe | 21/08/2019 | 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.  Makes This blue Cielo Top from What Katie Sews...

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Posted by Chloe | 20/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks, Scrap Busting

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. I am the first to admit that I am covetous with fabric. When I'm cutting out a pattern, I squeeze my pieces in as closely as I can. I've teetered on the razor's edge of having enough fabric for a project more than a few times. I hoard scraps like a squirrel saving acorns for winter. As a result of these behaviours (and my obsession with linen) I found myself...

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Posted by Chloe | 14/08/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! Ashton August is in full swing over here at Helen's Closet, and we're having SO much fun with all of our Ashton hacks. Join in Ashton August by sewing Ashton, with or without a pattern hack, and use the tags #ashtontop or #ashtontophack, and tag us @helens__closet! News Sew Altered Style released the Misty Top and Dress.  IndieSew re-released the Kila Tank with ten new sizes.  Itch to Stitch released the Oia Dress.  On the Cutting Floor released the Nizar Top and Dress.  Primrose Dawn released the Sunflower Panty.  Caramiya Maui released the Evie One Piece.  Makes Noodlehead shared two beautiful...

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Posted by Helen | 13/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

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 creative powerhouse, blogging, sewing, and bringing people together through The Sewcialists. She is also a huge supporter of us here at Helen's Closet. Thanks, Gillian! You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST. Hi, my name is Gillian, and I obsessively sew knits... except when Helen tempts me with a fantastic woven pattern!!! I was happy to be a pattern tester for the Ashton top this...

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Ashton Dress Hack
Posted by Helen | 12/08/2019 | Ashton Top Hacks

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 is a fellow Vancouverite, a big supporter of Helen's Closet, and an amazing sewist! You can grab the Ashton Top this month for 20% off using the code ASHTONAUGUST. Sue's Ashton Dress Hack: Hi's me, Sue. I'm here visiting Helen's Closet as a guest blogger. In this post I will be sharing my method for hacking the Ashton Top into a dress. Helen, thank you so much for the...

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