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Wednesday Weekly #76

Hi Makers! There are so many awesome Spring/Summer patterns coming our way these days, I am like a kid in a candy shop! I am currently working on the Victory patterns Hannah dress and the Deer and Doe Lupin jacket to kick off the cooler months of spring sewing, but I am REALLY excited about making some simple tops and dresses soon too.  In fact, there is a little community event happening to encourage me to do just that! Check it out below 🙂  Happy sewing!!

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

Colette released a new version of their free sorbetto tank, drafted from an updated block and offering plus sizes based on a DD cup size. They also updated their logo and website, it looks smashing!

Straight Stitch designs released the bias cut Bryant Top.

Deer and Doe released three new Spring/Summer patterns in print AND PDF! I’m so excited to see more PDF’s from them. I also love their new curvy model!

Megan Nielsen released two new patterns, the Rowan top and the Flint shorts and pants.

The Avid Seamstress is now offering their patterns as PDFs!

Cashmerette released the Dartmouth Top, a beautiful wrap design.

Itch to Stitch released the Newport Top.


Wednesday Weekly

Community Events

Sew A Shirtdress Together For Summer Instagram Sewing Challenge! This challenge is hosted by three lovely sewists, @sewsarahsmith, @rocco.sienna and @sewing_in_spain. The challenge runs from 15th March to the first day of summer, 21st of June and they have organized many awesome prizes! Here is the official rundown:

Shirtdresses seem to be on everyone’s sewing list or #2017makenine, including ours, so we are launching a challenge to encourage sewists to fulfill their dreams.  Entering couldn’t be simpler: participants follow the three hosts on Instagram, make a shirtdress of their choice and upload a photo of their dress tagging #sewtogetherforsummer. That’s ANY Shirtdress in ANY fabric!

Check out Sew Sarah Smith’s Blog for more info!



I am loving all the canvas makes in this post from Stitchin’ in my Kitchen.

Christine from the Unlikely Nest is showing her Blackwood Cardigans and the awesome hacks she made this week.

How cute is this Roberts dungaree dress from Kestral Makes?

I am obsessed with the Jane shirt from Ready to Sew, look at this amazing version from Magnificent Thread.

This bra from Pattern Scissors Cloth is stunning – and it is her first one!

This Lupin jacket from Madame Tifane is so good!

I haven’t seen many cypress capes, despite the very cool design! This version from Nicole at home is very cool.

I love this ikat suede Evergreen Jacket from Feather’s Flights.

This vintage dress from Bombazine is fantastic.



House of Pinheiro shared this great post about the Makers House Burberry Exhibition 2017.  Check out her cool video, too!

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.

9 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #76”

  1. Hi Helen! Thank’s for sharing my Jane shirt 🙂 Some great inspiration on here as always. Glad you drew my attention to #sewtogetherforsummer – I’ll definitely be joining in! x

  2. Hello Helen! Thank you for featuring the shirtdress challenge – so pleased you are helping to spread the word. :)xx

  3. Some gorgeous things happening out there. What would I do without you Helen. Ha ha! Thanks for keeping me in the loop!

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