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Wednesday Weekly #68

Hi Makers!  I hope your week is in full swing! I am having a great one myself, and I am reminded this week of how fortunate we all are to pursue this act of sewing and have this amazing community of supportive individuals to share it with! I had such a great weekend full of sunshine and good times, including a wander on the frozen lake by my apartment and a super fun tapestry weaving class. More tapestry coming soon, I promise – I am soooooo hooked!  As you can tell I am all smiles today, let’s see what you lovely people have been up to!

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

News (clockwise from top left)

Closet Case Files released an online course for sewing your dream jeans.

Noodlehead released the Explorer Tote.

Itch To Stitch released the Paro Cardigan.

Chalk and Notch released the Waterfall Raglan.
Sewing Community Gives

Community Events

Seamstress Erin is hosting an awesome initiative this week called #sewingcommunitygives! Help creative positive change in your community and the world by donating time or money to any cause. There are oodles of donated patterns to be won from the participating designers (including the Winslow Culottes!) so head over and check it out!  Donate between now and January 22nd!



This beaded bustier from Sew Nip Tuck is too awesome for words.

I can’t believe that this is Self-Assembly Required’s first coat!

Why do I not have velvet pants?!? Check out these ones from Making the Flame.

Another fantastic coat from Sunny Gal Studio.

I am obsessed with this oversized shirtdress from the Magnificent Thread.

Moneta madness from Mint Green Sewing Machine!

How amazing are these vegan leather leggings from Lucky Lucille?

I am crazy about this backless dress from Saki Jane Made.

A very pretty Helmi shirtdress from Seemannsgarn.



Jennifer Lauren Vintage shows us how to make a mens full belly adjustment.

Alice and Ann demonstrates a blind hem stitch on a machine.

A tutorial on armhole french seams from Amanda’s Adventures In Sewing.



I had way too much fun playing with this nifty outfit designer from Capital Chic! Customize your avatar and dress them up in any Capital Chic pattern in any colour. You can even upload images of your fabric to see how it will look! Ah-mazing.



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.

12 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #68”

  1. Hi Helen,

    Thank you so much for the shout out under resources. I really appreciate it as I am a ‘newbie’ blogger and just getting started. It is a thrill to be mentioned!! Not a big deal, but I wanted to correct the name as you have it listed as Alice and Dunn, and it is Alice and Ann (just for future reference). I know it was a simple slip of the finger or auto correct so no worries. The name was inspired by my Mom, Alice, who taught me how to sew at the early age of 8 and inspired me to become a fashion designer.

    I follow your blog and always feel inspired by all the great work that you highlight. I also recently listened to the interview you did with Rachel on the Maker Style podcast.

    I look forward to becoming a part of this wonderful sewing community as my blogging skills improve!
    Have a great day, and Happy Sewing!


    1. Hi Ann! My apologies! I definitely mis-typed there, I have fixed it. I’m glad you are excited to join the community, we are excited to have you!! Looking forward to seeing your future posts <3

      1. Hi Helen,

        I appreciate it.

        And thank you for keeping us all ‘in the loop’ with your Wednesday Weekly round ups!


  2. I too wish to thank you most sincerely for linking to my little blog – Sewniptuck. Lovely to discover your terrific blog also, love those culottes, I have a self drafted pant which looks remarkably similar coming up on the blog. Very smart layout too – congratulations and thanks again. X

  3. Hey Helen, thanks so much for the mention! I think I’m obsessed with the shirt dress too – have barely took it off since I made it, so it’s nice to hear that other people like it as well. Fab signposting to some wonderful makes and inspiration as always 🙂 x

    1. Thank you, Shauni! I just made the Blair shirtdress and it is similarly boxy, but not as extreme. It is o comfy! I think the key to the success of yours is the drapey fabric, you definitely wouldn’t want to try that in quilting cotton, lol!

  4. Thank you for mentioning my dress 🙂 I always like your link list and clicking through your recommendations! These are so pretty and inspiring projects.

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