Wednesday Weekly #81

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Wednesday Weekly #81

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing long weekend for Easter!  I spent a sunny afternoon replanting my container garden wearing shorts. SHORTS! It was so nice and now I have all the necessary herbs for summer cooking and mojito making. I know it snowed in the colder parts of Canada this week, so to those of you who have not yet seen the light of Spring, hang in there!!  It is coming soon, promise.  In the meantime, here is some spring sewing inspiration to distract you :).

Wednesday Weekly #81

News (clockwise from top left)

Closet Case Files released Kalle – a very stylish, boxy shirt and dress pattern for summer (all three views shown above).

Sew Over It released the Ella Blouse.



Allie J did a neat comparison of the old and new sorbetto tank.

Carolyn’s bookshelf skirt is so beautiful.

A fantastic gingham shirtdress from Valerie’s Sewing Blog.

Ginger Stitch’s lenora skirt has me wanting to give this pattern a spin!

How gorgeous is this Olympia Dress from Small Seams!?

I love this mustard Cleo from Seams Odd, Louise.

These Morgan jeans from The Creative Counselor are seriously awesome.

Don’t miss this impressive post from Peneloping.

This cute cacti top from Bee Made is darling.

I have wanted to try an Archer/Alder cross for a while now! Check out this one from Sew Wrong.



Pattern Fantastique shares tips on knit neck bands and armholes.

Madalynne explains all about panty liners.

Made By Rae shows us how to trace patterns with swedish tracing paper.



I am crushing on embroidered embellishments lately and wanting to give this a try on one of my me-mades this summer! Check out these morgans from Self Assembly Required!


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.

7 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #81”

  1. It’s a good thing that cacti print featured by Bee Made isn’t in stock, because I would definitely be seriously considering shipping 25 euro a meter fabric to the US! Great roundup!

  2. Seeing all this hand embroidery showing up on jeans delights me no end! It makes me feel so nostalgic I really must do it for myself. I used to do this with my jeans and most favourite maxi jean skirt (made from recycled jeans) back in 1974! Not a lie. It used to make my father laugh seeing all these colourful embroidered flowers showing up on my most loved and decrepit jeans. He said, “I really hope I’m not going to have to see flowers cropping up on your crotch in the near future. That would be just too much for me to deal with.” I wondered what that meant and if indeed it would be worth finding out :)

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