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Wednesday Weekly #38

Thank you so much to everyone who applied to be a Winslow Culottes tester yesterday!  I apologize for not leaving the testing application up longer, but I received quite a large number of applications and I don’t want to have to leave anyone out.  I am doing first come, first serve to be as fair as possible, so if you got an application in you can consider yourself testing! I will send out more details soon.   I am so, so grateful to this supportive community for helping me achieve this goal!  Now…on to the news 🙂

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

Clockwise From Top Left: Pauline Alice, Cashmerette, Paprika Patterns, Marilla Walker



Colette Patterns is having a big sale until the 30th!  All patterns are 30% off, woo hoo!

Pauline Alice released a whole suite of new patterns, and they all look fantastic together.  The Salor Jacker, Safor Skirt, and (my fav) the Reina Shirt.  Aren’t those little buttons the prettiest?

Cashmerette has fulfilled her promise to create the ultimate curvy woven dress for her plus-sized pattern line.  Check out the Upton dress, it looks amazing!

Marilla Walker is on a roll these days with another pattern release, the Bennett Dress.  Looks like another fantastic design.

Paprika Patterns released the Amber Trousers, and man do they look comfy!



Erica Bunker’s amazing culotte jumpsuit has me brimming with ideas for adding a bodice to the Winslow Culottes as a pattern hack.  

This Minoru Jacket from Communing with Fabric is awesome, I love that fabric!

Anneke looks smashing in her birthday dress.

Jennifer’s fabric combo on her Willow Dress is just perfect.

I love this chic striped shirt and culottes combo from Sea of Teal.  

How cute is Amanda in her secret pajama dress?

Speaking of pajamas, Karen’s Fifi PJ set is top notch.

These Lane Raglans from Sew Anemone are making me want to get this pattern!

Heather is blowing my mind with her Morgan Jeans making, especially those distressed details!

Sweet KM made another Alder Shirtdress and it is so beautiful! I want!



Michelle from the Curvy Sewing Collective shows us how to make a full tummy adjustment.

Some tips on designing custom clothing labels from Sew Mama Sew.

I enjoyed this post on crafting a more meaningful wardrobe from Randomly Happy.

Heather shared a cool video on installing jeans hardware.  I love tutorial videos, don’t you?



A very cool article about the woman who invented cosplay, Myrtle R. Douglas, otherwise known as Morojo.

These illustrations inspired by old photos by Gigi Rose Gray are seriously awesome.. 



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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.

6 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #38”

  1. Oh Helen! Thank you so much for the feature. I’m happy be with so many talented sewing ladies! 🙂
    Greetings from Spain (I’m on vacation)!

  2. So much goodness out there this week!! I feel like there have been so many great pattern releases lately and I don’t have enough time to sew them all up! I have too many patterns!
    Thanks for the shout out Helen!

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