Helen's Closet Sewing Projects 2015

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2015 Sewing Year in Review

It seems like cheating to call this a full year in review, since I started this little blog in July of 2015, but I’m not one to pass up a chance for reflection.  Much like ready-to-wear, sometimes hand made garments don’t end up being as beloved as you had hoped.  Others end up surprising you, getting washed every week and becoming staples in your wardrobe.  I think we can learn a lot from these pieces, about who we really and our true sense of self.  Of course it’s not surprising that lounge wear gets a lot of time in the ring, but that doesn’t mean your a lazy slob (I hope), it probably means that you prefer a relaxed fit and a casual style.

Without further ado, here is my roundup for 2015!

Most Worn – Grainline Studio Lark Tee and Alder Shirtdress

Lark Tee by Helen's Closet     Alder Shirtdress by Helen's Closet

Most Comfortable – True Bias Hudson Pant and Elle Puls Bethioua Sweater

True Bias Hudson Pants by Helen's Closet     Bethioua Sweater by Elle Puls - Made by Helen's Closet

Most Fun to Sew – Sewaholic Davie Dress and Minoru Jacket

Helen's Closet Davie Dress by Sewaholic Patterns     Helen's Closet Sewaholic Minoru Jacket

Greatest Achievements – Colette Negroni and Granger Bag Pattern Release

Helen's Closet Negroni Shirt     

Best Fabric –  Sewaholic Hollyburn & Self Drafted Blouse

Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt by Helen's Closet     Flamenco Flutter Top Helen's Closet

Sexiest – Closet Case Files Bombshell Swimsuit & Gertie’s Sultry Sheath Dress

Helen's Closet Bombshell Swimsuit     Gertie's Sultry Sheath by Helen's Closet

Most Sewn – Closet Case Files Sallie Dress

Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns     Helen's Closet Sallie Dress and Hollyburn Skirt by Closet Case Files and Sewaholic Patterns

Least Worn 

Dixie DIY Bonnel Dress (Poor choice of fabric and messed up the bodice)

Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes (Too short, I would like to try the longer version)

True Bias Sutton Blouse (Poor choice of fabric, would like to try this in silk)

Sewaholic Sleeveless Granville (Quilting fabric is too stiff for this shirt and the fit is a bit off)

Dixie DIY Bonnel Dress by Helen's Closet     Unicorn Culottes by Helen's Closet

verticle1     Sewaholic Granville Shirt by Helen's Closet

Favorite Make – Closet Case Files Clare Coat

Closet Case Files Clare Coat by Helen's Closet

About the author


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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