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Wednesday Weekly #78

Happy Wednesday!  I have been a little under the weather for the past week, so I have not been sewing much. I always start to feel bad when I haven’t touched my machine in a few days, I want so badly to make something!!!  I hope to get back to it soon, and these new patterns and your latest makes are certainly inspiring me!  What’s your secret for getting the sew-jo going again?

Wednesday Weekly

News (left to right in rows above)

Pauline Alice released three new patterns!  The Denia Blouse, the Botanic Trousers, and the Tello Jacket.

Tessuti released the Yuki Dress, with a very unique drawstring neck design.

Jennifer Lauren released the Juniper Cardigan.

Love Notions released the Olympia Dress.

Oliver+s released three new spring/summer patterns!  The Classic Shirt, the SoHo Shorts, and the Bistro Dress.

Green Style Creations the Midway Bomber Jacket.



This Gimlet dress from Fehr Trade is ah-mazing.

I am so impressed by the jean jackets I have been seeing in my feed! Check out this Hampton from Handmade Frenzy and this Burda 7018 from Elizabeth Made This.

The simplicity of this New Look dress and new blog layout from Fabric Tragic is on point.

How gorgeous is this cocktail dress from Emily Hallman!?

The stitching on these Ginger Jeans from By Gum By Golly is fantastic.

I love seeing Kellys! This one from Girl and the Machine is stellar.

This Acton from Funk Bunny’s Garden is reminding me that another Acton is needed in my closet.



Alina shows us how to sew flat felled seams.

Itch to Stitch demonstrates how to add ankle zippers to your joggers.

Sew Sarah Smith shares tips on sewing button holes for the #sewtogetherforsummer shirtdress challenge.



I used to turn my old jeans into mini skirts all the time as a teenager. This post from Seemannsgarn reminded me how fun and easy this is!


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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 #78”

  1. Helen, I’m in a similar headspace to what you’re describing… some funky sew-jo that’s been keeping me away from my machine. The sad thing is, I have the time to be doing it, so it’s just the work of my psyche that’s stopping me. There was a good post yesterday by the craft sessions ( that’s helping me realize that if I’m waiting to be “in the mood”, I may be waiting forever. anyway, I hope that helps you too!

    1. That is so true! I finally forced myself to cut out a tissue pattern I have been meaning to make for years (M6696), and that helped a lot. I think I also get a big bogged down by projects that languish like that, too, so it helps to break ground on them!

  2. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather Helen. Hope you feel better soon. It’s hard when your sew-jo drops isn’t it. The only thing that works for me is not beating myself up about it and know it will sort itself out. If I rush it, it just sets me back. And thank you for the shout out on the buttonhole post!!

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