TOP 5 HIGHLIGHTS
Posted by Helen | 28/12/2017 | My Sewing Story

I love reflecting. As a type A planner, I get caught up in what's coming next and what my future holds. I struggle sometimes to appreciate moments when I'm in them. I need reflection to remind myself how far I've come. 2017 was a huge year for me and I am excited to look back with you! These are my top '5' highlights of 2017 as part of Gillians Top 5 challenge (I snuck a few extra in there!)   1. Launching the Blackwood Cardigan.  I was thinking about this the other day and I couldn't believe that this pattern only came out...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 27/12/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy last Wednesday of 2017, makers! This marks another year of Wednesday Weekly's and if you want to take a trip down memory lane, you can check out all them here. It's fun to see all the patterns that were released this year - WOW!  It has been an amazing year for sewing and I am looking forward to seeing and sharing your makes, patterns, events, and more in 2018! News (clockwise from top left) Megan Nielsen released the FREE Acacia underwear pattern. Rosy Pena released the Bodycon dress. Caroline and I are on the Modern Sewciety podcast! You can listen...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 20/12/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! This week has gotten away from me a bit, I've been battling a cold and my partner, Sam is out of town. You know when you are sick and you just want somebody to wait on you hand and foot? Yeah, not happening. Thankfully I am feeling better today and am ready to take on the Holiday weekend! My family does Christmas movies & takeout on the eve and a big dinner on the day, so there will be plenty of pigging out and fun times together. We are welcoming my cousins from Ottawa this year and we...

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Posted by Helen | 18/12/2017 | My Sewing Story

I love this time of year when I get to read everyone’s sewing reflection posts and ogle their favourite makes. It's really fun to look back at the year and I am always so happy that I have my blog for that reason. Gillian is hosting the Top 5 series again this year and I am excited to share mine! I like to put my own spin on this by giving each piece an award, and of course, I couldn’t keep it to 5 - #sorrynotsorry. Click on the photo of each project to go to the full blog post....

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 13/12/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! Can you believe we are halfway through December already? My mind is racing with 2018 sewing plans and resolutions. I have to admit I am a little bit of a resolution junkie - always making more than I could ever keep. Even though this may seem like a pointless endeavor, I really love making them anyway and I don't give myself a hard time if they don't all stick.  I like to let myself get swept up in self-reflection and goal setting because it helps me visualize my future. The things that do stick with me make all the difference...

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Roscoe Dress
Posted by Helen | 11/12/2017 | Into My Closet

Ahhhh, the Roscoe Dress. This dress and I have had a real 'will they/won't they' storyline since its release back in 2015. When I first saw it I was like, cute, but not for me. I think I was having flashbacks to when peasant blouses became popular and I was so against them because they made my already broad shoulders look like a linebacker's. Then I saw Caroline in her Roscoe and she looked so put together and chic! This is definitely one of those patterns that really sings in real life. Of course, Kelli looks amazing in her versions,...

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