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Wednesday Weekly #61

Happy Wednesday, makers! Are you all getting excited for black Friday sewing sales?! I know I am 🙂 I have already seen a few open up and I expect many more over the weekend.  In addition to excitement for new sewing patterns and fabric, I’ve got my December Holiday schedule almost planned out completely and it is looking like fun! Now I just have to whip up party dresses for the occasions! Check out this post from Rachel at House of Pinheiro for some inspiration.

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

News (clockwise from top left)

Capitol Chic released a new winter line of patterns all named after cocktails! I am intrigued by the Gimlet dress (featured above).

Pauline Alice has released the Aldaia dress, which has 27 possible views!

Tessuti released the Nina pants pattern.

Sew Over It released the cozy Ultimate Pajamas and kit.

Itch to Stitch released the fun and flirty Vientiane skirt.

It is now possible to purchase Colette patterns with Seamwork credits. Seamwork patterns are usually 1 credit to download, and now you can get access to the Colette patterns too for 3 credits!

Thread Theory is now carrying waterproof hardware kits for making raincoats! I just ordered one for my next Kelly Anorak. So excited!



I am in love with this denim Rosa dress from Lladybird.

This reversible Groove dress from Secondo Piano is awesome.

Check out Tanya in her gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. Dress.

This striped Marshmallow dress from Self-Assembly Sewing is too cute!

Lori is looking groovy in her new Birkin Flares.

This suede Farrow dress from Style Maker Fabric blog is fall perfection.

I really enjoyed this story of a personal style crisis from Sewing and Cocktails.



Waffle patterns put out a great tutorial on making a single welt (or box) pocket.

Made by Rae tells us why staystitching is important.

CJ Patterns give us a list of pro tips for sewing knits.

The Last Stitch runs through how to sew mesh inserts into activewear.



I was very intrigued by this design challenge described by Made By 6. She had to integrate jewelry into a garment for a school project and her team came up with this stunning look. She also modeled it with her 100th make, this gorgeous modified Isla trench coat.

Made By 6

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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 #61”

  1. Thank you Helen for all these riches of links that will undoubtedly keep me busy for hours lol I was just stunned at that outfit by Made by 6 – gorgeous! And of course ended up buying a dress pattern at Pauline Alice (not the one you mention here but the shift with a below the waist flounce) – such an enabler you are but I love it 🙂 (I’m in Victoria BC) You should come to visit our group sometime at Gala Fabrics – we love having guests 🙂

    1. Hi Sally! Thanks so much for reading! It was pointed out to me by a reader that I mistakenly said i was ‘not intrigued in the Gimlet dress’, but I absolutely am! I meant to say that I AM intrigued by it, and I am so sorry for the mistake. I hope you can forgive me 🙂

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