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Wednesday Weekly #10

It’s the tenth Wednesday Weekly!  When I started this blog back in June of this year, I knew I wanted to do a weekly sewing blog roundup to help share the many makes that inspire me to keep sewing, and as a way to give something back to this amazing community.   Thanks to everyone for reading, following, liking, and commenting on my posts so far, it truly has been a wonderful experience becoming a sewcialist!



The voting polls are open for Sewing Indie Month!  You can go to this page to see all the categories and entries.  Click on the little heart icon to cast your vote!  I have entered my woven hudson pants in the ‘pattern hacking’ category and my Bonnel dress in ‘dressed to the nines’.  There are so many fabulous makes to choose from, be sure to check it out!

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The winners were announced for The Refashioners 2015, head on over to Portia’s blog to check out these amazing makes.

Kelli from True Bias has released a new pattern!  I just finished making her Hudson Pant and Sutton Blouse, so I have no doubt this pattern will be excellent quality and design.  Congrats, Kelli!

The Orla top made it’s debut this morning over on Tilly and the Buttons.  I love the way the seams shape this blouse, so unique and the effect is lovely!



Christy made a really fun apron style dress out of some incredible fabric.  I love the way she chose to place the pattern, it is always so hard to choose with larger prints.  

Rachael’s green button front skirt is such a great fall staple.  I really need to make some basic skirts like this….but it is so hard to resist choosing a print!

Sunni’s wool wrap dress is a nice twist on a wrap dress.  The more structured fabric gives the dress a whole new feel.

I love Amanda’s tropical printed party frock, and sewed under pressure too!  Very impressive.

Ginger’s vest is absolutely fabulous!  I love vests so much, especially in fall.  I’ll have to sew one soon….

Tasha’s fall wrap dress looks really stunning, I love the colour and the decorative stitching.



Grainline Studio is doing a two part series on how to turn the Lark Tee into a drape-front cardigan.

The Moto Chic jacket sewalong has begun, so grab your fabrics and get going on this fab pattern.  Check out Heather’s version for some inspiration.

Meg shows us how to make single layer slash pockets.  So simple!  I have no idea why this has never occurred to me, thanks Meg!

Tasia demonstrates how to make faux flatlocked seams. Perfect for people like me who don’t have a serger or coverlock machine….yet!



This collection of color palettes based on photos was in my inbox today as a promotion piece for a stock photo site I use for work.  I really love seeing photos broken down into colour palettes, the results are so inspiring and fun!

Rhonda shared a collection of videos from Lasel college, showcasing a few of the items they have in their collection.  Watching these videos is so addictive, I just want to reach out and touch them all!



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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

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