Posted by Chloe | 06/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Welcome back! Today, we are going to sew the side seams and side slits on the Donovan Skirt. If you are sewing View B, which is shorter and doesn't have side slits, you can just skip the side slit portion of this sewalong. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt Before we sew the side seams together, we need to finish the side edges of the skirt. We finished the edges using a serger. If you don't have a serger/overlocker, you can sew a line of zig-zag stitches (or another decorative stitch) along...

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Posted by Chloe | 05/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Today, we are going to get the sewing started! The first step in sewing Donovan is assembling the slant pockets. Sewing slant pockets can seem intimidating, but really, they're easier than they look. We will walk you through all of the steps to make clean, even pockets. You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Get the Donovan Skirt Let's get started! With right sides together and matching notches, line up the angled edge of the pocket with the angled edge of the skirt front. Pin in place. Next, sew along the angled edge using a 3/8" (1...

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Posted by Chloe | 04/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

Let's begin! You can view all of our Donovan Sewalong posts here. Before we get our sewing started, we have to cut out our fabric. Before you start cutting, ask yourself: 1. Is your fabric pre-washed? It's crucial to wash your fabric before getting started to make sure your final garment won't shrink in the wash! Wash your fabric in the same way you're planning on washing your finished garment. We used mid-weight linen. 2. Are your consulting the correct cutting layout for your size? There is a layout for each size, so just check at the top of the...

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Posted by Chloe | 03/07/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, and welcome July! This is going to be a fun week at Helen's Closet; we start our Donovan Sewalong this week! We will be starting the sewalong on Thursday, July 4, and we hope you will follow along with us. You can view the schedule for the Donovan Sewalong here. News (clockwise from top left) Friday Pattern Co. released the Wilder Gown. Closet Case Patterns released the Rome Collection, including the Cielo Top & Dress, Fiore Skirt, and Pietra Pants.  Community The Sewcialists are encouraging us to look back at where we all started on our sewing journeys...

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Posted by Chloe | 02/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong

We are so excited to share the Donovan Sewalong with you! This multi-part tutorial will detail each step of the process, so it is a great tool if you are a beginning sewist, or if you are encouraging a loved one to get started with their sewing journey. Get the Donovan Skirt The Donovan Sewalong schedule will be as follows: July 4: Cutting the fabric July 5: Sewing the pockets July 6: Sewing the side seams and side slits July 7: Sewing the hem July 8: Sewing the waistband July 9: Inserting the elastic and topstitching July 10: Sewing and...

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Posted by Chloe | 26/06/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks so much for your warm reception of the Ashton Top and Donovan Skirt last week. It really warms our hearts when our patters are loved! Helen is now enjoying some well-deserved relaxation time with her family while I make sure our plants stay watered and healthy back in the office. News (clockwise from top left) Workroom Social released the Claryville Jeans.  Fresh Press Patterns released the Karolina Dress.  Laela Jeyne Patterns released the Indigo Bodysuit. Sew DIY released the Lela Skirt.  Rad Patterns released the Rosie Dress.  Makes This vintage inspired Orchid wrap dress by Meg...

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