15 Best Indie Mini Skirt Sewing Patterns
Posted by Helen | 17/03/2016 | Indie Darling, Sewing Inspiration

This is the first post in a new series on the blog!  I am putting together some round-ups of favourite indie patterns to feature all the talented indie pattern designers out there right now. I hope you enjoy reading! When I am thinking of making something, I usually know that I want to make a certain type of garment, like a skirt or shirt or pair of pants.  I then go and research the patterns available on great sites like Indie Sew and The Fold Line.  It is so nice to see all the patterns in one place so I can...

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Helen's Closet Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 16/03/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

News Waffle Patterns is quickly becoming Queen of the jackets with their latest pattern release, the Utility Jacket.  I love this style and all those pockets!  *swoon* I practically squeal whenever Grainline Studio puts out a new pattern, and their latest is no exception.  The Driftless Cardigan is a perfect layering piece and I am excited to get started on mine.   Makes I mentioned the fabulous lupin jacket from Deer + Doe in last week’s Wednesday Weekly, well, check out this gorgeous version from Paunnet! This Phoebe dress from Scruffy Badger Time fits like a glove! I LOVE this Hardwood...

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Wool Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 14/03/2016 | Into My Closet

I finally got around to making another Hollyburn!  You know when you finish a new project and you say “I am definitely going to make this again”, but then other projects take priority and you don’t get the chance to re-visit it right away? This is almost always the case for me, and it is nice to come back around the Hollyburn because it was the first thing I made for the blog.  For my previous Hollyburn, I made the longest view because I liked the dramatic look.  It rarely gets worn because it is so long, and I have been...

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Helen's Closet Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 09/03/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Isn't it awesome when Spring hits and all the new patterns come out?  I try to only buy a select few, but man oh man it is hard to choose these days!  My strategy is to think on a pattern for at least a week before purchasing, that way I can ponder it's place in my wardrobe and what fabrics I might use for it.  If it is perfect for something in the stash then that is a good selling point for me these days, and it seems to be a theme for others as well. At any rate, Spring is the...

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Sew DIY Nita Wrap Skirt by Helens Closet
Posted by Helen | 07/03/2016 | Into My Closet

Looking through all of my makes since I started this blog, there is an obviously neglected category and that is skirts.  I have only made two skirts and both were completed last summer (Sewaholic Hollyburn and Gertie's Pencil Skirt), neither of which get a ton of wear I am sad to say.  I really like skirts but I have come to realize while working through the wardrobe architect that I only like wearing certain shapes and lengths *big surprise*, and almost none of my current skirts fit the bill.  I am planning to rectify this situation in the coming months by making skirts...

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Helen's Closet Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 02/03/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Welcome to March, folks!  It's the first Wednesday weekly of the month and I am feeling the open arms of Spring in a big way 🙂  Maybe it's the new issue of Seamwork, or the crocuses outside my door but it definitely feels like winter is drawing to a close in my neck of the woods. News Hey June re-released the Lane Raglan shirt with options for a curved hemline, elbow length sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, and long hemmed sleeves with no band. This is in addition to the hood and thumbhole wristbands that were added last year - now that is a...

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