Wednesday Weekly #90

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Wednesday Weekly #90

Happy Wednesday, makers! I have had such a productive week working on a super special collaboration with Caroline from Blackbird Fabrics! More details to come and we are so excited to share more with you in the next month. I have also been enjoying the summer weather immensely and focusing on making come easy summer dresses to beat the heat! My Helga Playsuit is a new favourite and I’ve got several Southport Dresses planned. What are you sewing these days?

Wednesday Weekly #90

News (clockwise from top left)

Lillestoff released a free pattern, the Lycka dress. It’s a German pattern, but it is straightforward enough that you could sew it without the instructions.

Itch to Stitch released the Oceanside dress.

The winners of the #sewtogetherforsummer shirtdress challenge have been announced!



This Inari Dress hack from Fa Sew La is gorgeous.

I love the summery red polka dots on this dress from Anna-Jo Sews.

I love the easy wearability of this stylish Panama Tee dress from The Doing Things Blog.

How adorable are these Fifi PJ’s from Always a Crafty Lady!?

I am so impressed by this vintage dress and hat from Vintage Gal.

Allie’s Beverly Bikini looks smashing.

The photos of this vintage swimsuit from Sew This Pattern are amazing!

I want these pants from Belle Megan.

Fleurine’s Trevi and Blackwood hack are beautiful together.

Two Charlie Caftans from Coco’s loft!

I love the stripes on this swimsuit from Sew Wrong.

This bustier playsuit from Zoubi Zoubisou is so cute!



OhhhLulu shares how to make an underwire swimsuit from her Cindy pattern.

Cashmerette shares tips on sewing with silky fabrics.

Tilly shows us how to do a slipstitch.

I am crazy for this Fenway Bra with dotted tulle tutorial!



I really enjoyed this post about the Textiles: Innovation and Design degree course at Loughborough University. Check out some of the student work and see the equipment they use over on the Sew Essential blog.


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.

10 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #90”

  1. I am so excited to hear about your collaboration! Another great roundup, I am really looking forward to these on Wednesdays 🙂

  2. As Caroline will attest to I’m sure I am a HUGE fan of Blackbird fabrics and have her to thank (maybe?) for my quickly-becoming-unwieldly fabric stash 🙂 I look forward to seeing your future collaborations together – being that you’re both sort of neighbours too!

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