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Wednesday Weekly #53

Happy Wednesday, makers!  My sew-jo is going strong these days since my refashioners success.  I want to make ALL the things before my trip to New York in October. I’ve also begun work on my next pattern and I am SO excited to share it with you all soon. Making the samples has been really fun, and I scored some awesome fabric at the last Our Social Fabric sale here in Vancouver to use.  You all have been busy bees too!  Check out all the latest below 🙂

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

News (clockwise from top left)

Named released their fall collection, Evolution Theory.  I am loving the Tuuli and the Helmi, what about you?

Megan Nielsen released the Dove shirt.  How pretty are those bell sleeves!?!

Tilly and the Buttons released the Rosa shirt and shirtdress, a very cute staple for fall.

Sew Over It released a new e-book!  It is called City Break and is full of great basic patterns for a cohesive wardrobe.



The arrows fabric used in this bias dress from Two on, Two off always makes me swoon, especially on an angle like that!

Jenny showcased a stunning fall jacket on the Cali Fabrics blog this week.

Speaking of coats, this trench by How Good Is That is autumn perfection.

The Clothing Hacker did some serious pattern placement magic with this paneled dress.

I want to jump into this photoshoot from Sea Of Teal!

The Kielo wrap dress has never looked as amazing as it does on both Mads and Meg this week.

This red lace cut out dress from Barbara Jane Made is so freaking cool.



Deer & Doe teaches us how to choose the right needle for your fabric.

Sew DIY shows us how to make a clear zipper pouch.

Following the release of the Dove pattern, Megan Nielsen shows us how to sew french darts.

Grainline Studio demonstrates how to use avocado pits in natural dyeing.

Made by Rae showcases three different bias binding tutorials.



I am loving the idea of a seasonal moodboard like this one from Beth at Sew DIY.  Do you have seasonal colours and styles?  What would be in your moodboard? Check out Beth’s below. 

Sew DIY fall moodboard

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.

11 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #53”

  1. Oooo can’t wait to see your next pattern! I have three versions of Winslow so far, such a great pattern. Any clues? Something autumnal I hope 🙂

    1. Thanks, Liz! That is so lovely to hear! The next pattern is very autumnal, a perfect wardrobe staple for the cooler months. I will be dropping more hints when it is closer to being complete!

  2. The new Named collection was a highlight for me, for sure–I bought all but one, haha! Helmi is definitely near the top of my “to-sew” list. Thanks so much for the Kielo shout-out: you made my day! 🙂

    1. Haha, all but one!?! Now I need to know which one you didn’t buy, lol. The Helmi looks so comfortable and very chic, can’t wait to see your version. Thanks!

  3. Aww, thanks for including my new favorite dress in your Wednesday Weekly! I’m super proud of how it came out.

    I’m looking forward to your next pattern! If I make it to the next round of the competition, you might be seeing a familiar article of clothing show up next week. 😉

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