Posted by Helen | 21/01/2019 | My Makes

Ahhh, Persephone...how I long for thee...in every colour! It is no secret that I love the Persephone Pants pattern from Anna Allen Clothing. I mention them constantly on the Love to Sew Podcast and I have a previous post about my first pair (which I wear all the time). I've got a third pair in progress in black cotton twill and I don't think they will be my last. I can't get enough! This version is made in cotton and modal Cone Mills denim from Blackbird Fabrics. It is sold out now, but they do denim pre-orders fairly regularly. This...

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Posted by Helen | 16/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! There has been a lot of discussion about inclusivity, racism, diversity, and prejudice in the knitting and sewing world this week, and I have been listening. It has been eye-opening and heartbreaking to hear stories from makers in our community about discrimination and exclusion. Thank you to all who have shared and used their voices and platforms to help us grow. To help us understand one another. To help us recognize our own faults and shortcomings. To help us do better. It is unfair to burden BIPOC with the responsibility of educating others, but many are doing...

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Posted by Helen | 14/01/2019 | Menswear, My Makes

A few months ago, Sam mentioned that he wanted an apron to wear while painting his models. He spends hours sitting at his desk in our bedroom painting his minis, and his dedication to his hobby is very similar to my obsession with sewing. I love that he has something he is so passionate about and that we can share our love for our hobbies and encourage each other. This idea of an apron stuck with me and I decided to whip one up as a Christmas gift for Sam! PS: Sam is the producer behind the Love to Sew...

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Posted by Helen | 09/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! Since there are no new patterns this week, I am showing off some awesome makes in the featured image! We have such a creative community of bloggers and these three photos stood out to me because they feel so joyful. Sewing = joy, am I right? Have a great week! Community Events Blogless Anna and Crafty Jane Makes are hosting #sewjapaneseinjanuary, a challenge to help us sew from our Japanese pattern books! Learn more in their Instagram post here. The day and night dress challenge is back! Find our more about this challenge here. The Sewcialists is...

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Posted by Helen | 02/01/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy New Year! I hope you all had some fun on NYE and are feeling as excited about 2019 as I am. It’s an exciting time for sewing plans and personal goals alike, and I am feeling inspired to make some changes and make some clothes! This is the first Wednesday Weekly of 2019 and I look forward to the year ahead. Cheers! News (clockwise from top left) Merchant and Mills released some new women’s patterns this winter, including the Heroine Jeans featured above. Style Arc released the Brice Knit Jumpsuit. Seamwork released the Ruth dress and the Sky Jumpsuit....

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Posted by Helen | 12/12/2018 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I hope you are all having a fun holiday season! This time of year always flies by for me. One second I am getting ready for December, and the next it is Christmas! I will be taking a break from these roundups until the new year, but I can't wait to come back in 2019 and see what you all have been up to. I'm sure the next year holds many exciting patterns and projects for us all. <3 Happy Holidays! News (clockwise from top left) Friday Pattern Company released the Adrienne Blouse. Dessine Moi un Patron...

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