Wednesday Weekly #98

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Wednesday Weekly #98

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great last few weeks of summer! I am really enjoying these nice sunny days while getting loads done for the upcoming months here at Helen’s Closet. I can’t wait to share more of what I have been up to, but in the mean time, you can check out my latest project, the Love to Sew podcast! Thank you all so much for listening this week, we are SO thrilled with the response so far.

Wednesday Weekly #98


The Love to Sew podcast launches today with three full episodes!

Chalk and Notch released the Fringe Blouse and Dress.

Sew this Pattern released a full back extension for the Daphne Day Dress.



Want to make the ultimate cardigan for this upcoming fall and winter season? Why not participate in the #cosycardichallenge!? Hosted by three lovely ladies on Instagram, this challenge is meant to encourage us to sew something nice and warm for ourselves before October 31st this year.

I am so excited to be launching this autumn’s biggest sewing challenge along with @amandaturner1977 and @sodburysewing! We all love a cardigan, and this challenge could not be simpler! Sew a cardi, any cardi, before Oct 31st and post your pic on IG using hashtag #cosycardichallenge. We have lined up so many awesome prizes from @minervacrafts @higgsandhiggs @sewalicious_x @sewisfaction @jenniferlaurenhandmade @itchtostitch @imaginegnats @helens__closet @cottonreelstudio and @ohsewquaint, swipe to see what’s on offer!!! Winners will be randomly selected so sewists of all abilities have the same chance! We’d love it if you could repost to show you’re taking part! Don’t forget to follow all three of us so you don’t miss out on tips, ideas, inspiration and even the odd spot prize!! For full details, head over to Amanda’s blog I Sew Alot – you can find a link in her bio to all the Ts & Cs. Get sewing those cardies!!!! #instasew #sewersofintagram #sewcialists #instachallenge #cardigan #indiepatterns #competition #giveaway #prizes #sewing #dressmaking #fabric

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I am obsessed with these flint pants from Feathers Flights.

This blue lace dress from Alison C Sewing Gallery is gorgeous.

So many great striped tops from Sew Tawdry.

Ida Aida sewing shares a beautiful Laneway dress.

This Heather dress from Making and Marking is so pretty!

I love the shape and style of this Autumn dress from Sew Blooms.

Handmade by Carolyn made the ultimate Sydney Jacket.

Sew Abigail made some pretty fantastic Ultimate Trousers.

I love a good wide legged pant, and these ones from the Diary of  Sewing Fanatic are no exception!

Maddie Made This made a fab swimsuit.



Cashmerette is hosting a Curvy Education Week including a discount on her courses and free tutorials on how to make curvy adjustments.

Emma’s Atelier shares her experiences naturally dyeing fabrics.



GMarie Sews shares some beautiful handmade custom wooden clappers with point turners built in. You can purchase them from her site, too!

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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.

13 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #98”

  1. Oh man! Thanks so much for including my swimsuit in the Wednesday Weekly! I look forward to them every week, it’s so exciting to be included in one ❤️ I’ve got your podcasts downloaded and ready for listening!

    1. My pleasure, Aida! Your dress is stunning. The cardi challange sounds like fun, right? I think it is really taking off on insta :)

  2. I spent almost a couple of hours last night binge listening to your first 3 podcasts with Caroline and LOVED them. They were so much fun to listen to and I laughed right along with you both on many occasions drawing my husband into my office curious and maybe just a little concerned :) Thank you to both of you for putting so much work into this fabulous project. Looking forward to more already – I know greedy now that you’ve already spoiled us in your launch with THREE! Thank you too Helen for another great Wednesday post. I always love Caroline’s work and somehow this post of her jacket missed me!

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I love that you are enjoying the podcast! Thanks so much for listening. The show certainly has been a lot of work but it has also been so rewarding! I am so humbled by all the nice comments we have received so far!

  3. So excited about the podcast! Have listened to them all already! Can’t wait to hear more! Thanks for your hard work!

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