Winslow Culottes Pattern Inspiration
Posted by Helen | 30/06/2016 | Sewing Inspiration

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 camp with them on a beach in the Baja for a week.  Naturally, we said yes and I immediately started sewing up a storm, trying to fill some holes in my summer wardrobe.  I really wanted a long, flowy skirt but wasn’t sure how practical that would be.  We were gonna be roughing it in a tent and spending most of our time hiking in the desert and wandering the...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 29/06/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

It has been an exciting week!  It's great to see all the summer sewing getting started and I can't wait to see more in the coming months!  I've got several jumpsuits planned, as well as some new swimwear for my upcoming summer camping trip.  What do you like to sew in the summer time? News Megan Nielsen released the Reef sleepset, perfect for those humid summer evenings. Grainline Studio released the simple Penny Raglan.  I can tell already that I’m going to want this one! Madalynne released Noelle, a free bra and panty pattern. Thread Theory provided a free short...

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Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 28/06/2016 | Into My Closet

Thank you all so much for your excitement and support for the Winslow Culottes pattern release yesterday!  I can't wait to see all your makes! The Winslow Culottes are 20% off for the next 7 days! Get the Winslow Culottes   Many of you may have noticed that I have a strong love for printed fabrics.  It was hard to choose fabrics for all my Winslow Culottes, and I must admit, I went for the prints that I liked, and didn’t think too much about how others might look at them or what would ‘sell’.  In the end, I want to...

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Winslow Culottes Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 27/06/2016 | Pattern News

I am seriously buzzing today, this is so exciting!  The Winslow Culottes PDF pattern is now available for purchase.  Thank you all so much for your patience and for your support along the way! It feels amazing to reach this goal and to share something with you that I am so stoked about! The Winslow Culottes are wide-legged pants designed for ultimate comfort and style.  This pattern is intended to be made at any length, from shorts to full length palazzo pants. The design features inseam pockets, an invisible zipper, a waistband, and inverted box pleats.  Make above-the-knee or midi-length...

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Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 23/06/2016 | Into My Closet

These pants almost need no introduction at this point, they practically speak for themselves!  These are the Winslow Culottes View D, a pattern by me that will be released next week. Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know when this pattern is available! [mc4wp_form id="1364"] I debated whether or not to include this view in the pattern because they aren’t really culottes.  I’m fairly sure if it goes all the way down to the ankles what you have there is a pair of pants.  I’m glad I decided to set semantics aside and included this view,...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 22/06/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello makers!  I love weeks like this, so much goodness to share!  I am beyond excited about sewing swimwear for my summer vacation.  Do you have a favourite swimsuit pattern?  Tell me about it! Clockwise from top left: Sohie Swimsuit, Falbala Shirt, Stonecrop Shorts, Colette summer sale News Closet Case Files finally let us see the new pattern this week, after much teasing on instagram!  The Sophie Swimsuit is surely going to be a big hit this summer, I have one all printed and I’m on the hunt for the perfect fabric 😀 Make My Lemonade released the Falbala Shirt,...

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