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Wednesday Weekly #109

Happy Wednesday! I want to thank all of the bloggers and pattern designers who have contacted me to give me their information about their blogs and companies. In almost all the emails I received, people were a little timid and shy about sharing and I know it can be really hard to put yourself out there! I really appreciate it and I hope that people continue to point me to their creative projects, I love to share! This week we have TWO first patterns from new designers so I hope you explore all the goodness below. Congrats to Ann and Amy!

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

Alice & Ann released their first pattern, the Kendra Dress!

Wardrobe by me released the men’s Farfar cardigan.

Closet Case Patterns released the Sasha Trousers.

Pauline Alice released the Hemisferic Coat.

Sew Over It released the Florence Dress.

Nina Lee London released the Southbank Sweater.

Any Nicole Studio released their first PDF pattern, the Patti Pocket Skirt!

The True Bias paper patterns are here! Congrats, Kelli! 



I love the statement sleeves on this dress from Bee Made.

Maddie Made This made a gorgeous Thanksgiving dress.

This Victorian gown by Tanya is a spitting image of the inspiration photo – absolutely blown away!

This plaid undie set is so good!

A simple shibori knit dress from Two on Two off.

The neckline on this dress from Jorth is STUNNING.

This dress from Sewn Pretty Polly is making me miss summer so bad!!

How adorable is this mini moto jacket by Beaute J’adore!? Not to mention that gorgeous dress!

I love a good red coat! Check out this one from Dressmaking Debacles.

Self Assembly Required totally nailed the Harriet Lumberjack jacket from Named.

I can’t get over how good this jumpsuit from Randomly Happy is.

I want a winter Kally Anorak so bad! Check out the quilted lining on this one from Lauren.



Vintage on Tap shows us how to sew a bound buttonhole.

Jennifer Lauren Vintage shows us how to use tailor’s tacks to make the buttonhole process easier!



Jasika Nicole tackles the lack of diversity in her fabric print this week by colouring in some of the people with fabric markers. Jasika you are a genius and I love you!

Jasika Nicole


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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.

8 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #109”

  1. Hi Helen,
    Thank you so much for the lovely mention in your Wednesday Weekly. I really do appreciate it very much!!! It is so exciting as a new indie pattern designer to connect with others in the sewing community. Thank you for being so encouraging, and for helping us all connect, through your blog, and now through your podcast with Caroline, from Blackbird Fabrics. I love the podcast and look forward to each new episode. Wishing you awesome adventures with your projects and business in the future. Cannot wait to see what you do next!!
    Thank you again,

    1. Thanks Ann! It is my pleasure to feature new designers and to spread the word about new patterns. I truly do love it and want to help people discover new things! It is always so nice to hear that people are enjoying the roundups and the podcast, thank you!

  2. Oh dear, my blog reader is fit to bursting now with all the great new blogs I’m finding through this! The best kind of problem to have. Thanks for having such diverse and interesting roundups!

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