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Wednesday Weekly #123

Happy Wednesday, makers! I am excited to share that I will be attending Pattern Review Weekend in June in Stratford Ontario! It is really nice that the event is in Canada this year, and I can’t wait to check it out. Caroline is going with me and we are going to head to Toronto and Montreal for some exploring and visiting as well. We can’t wait! Let me know if you will be at PR weekend, too!

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

The Avid Seamstress released two new patterns, The Coat and The Gathered Dress.  

Chalk and Notch released the Joy Jacket.

I usually don’t do kids patterns in the Wednesday Weekly, but Pauline Alice just released a mini kids collection and every piece is just too cute!


Community Events

Do you want to make more garments from your existing fabric stash? There is a new Instagram challenge called #makeyourstash that is perfect for this! Make something using fabric that has been in your stash for at least 6 months and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #makeyourstash in March-May to be entered to win prizes!


Pattern Review weekend is in Canada this year! This weekend is full of fun, learning, sewcializing, fabric shopping, and general good times. I’ll be there, will you? 



This Honetone Coat from Miss Jenny Frances is really cool.

I love this Range backpack from Seemaansgarn.

Erica Bunker looks incredible in her grey suit.

I love the simplicity of this white jacket from Goodbye Valentino.

Pattern and Branch made a gorgeous Belvedere Waistcoat.

How cute is this simple gingham Ogden cami from Drapery Fabrics.

Don’t miss the photos of this final fitting on Brooks Ann’s latest wedding gown creation.

Bobbin and Baste is rocking her new vertical striped jumpsuit.

I can’t get over how great this Avery Leggings hack from La Mercerie is!

I love this striped dress from Style Sew Me.



Contrado explains what velour is.

We All Sew shares 3 ways to use use a zig-zag stitch.

Sew DIY tells us 5 sewing supplies to always stock up on.

This article on not making your hobby stressful from This Blog Is Not For You is a good read.


On the Podcast

Rochelle New is on the show to chat all about her sewing journey, pivoting in life and business, and her dog, Lucille! Rochelle is an amazing maker who designs all the prints and textiles for the items for sale in her online shop, Home Row Fiber Co. She loves sewing and knitting and creates truly unique items for crafters. Listen Here.

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.

12 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #123”

  1. How cool that you will be at PR Weekend! I am also planning to attend, I have been to a few. I really enjoy yor blog and have discovered so many great bloggers, patterns and sewing resources through your Wednesday weekly. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for mentioning my vest! So many good links (as always). I love seeing everyone’s creativity, and I found the article on not making your hobby stressful (as well as the comments following the post) really thought-provoking.

  3. So excited to hear that you are coming to PR Weekend!! I’ll be so happy to meet the cheery voices I listen to so often, in person!

  4. This will be my first PR weekend. I live very close to Stratford so it was a no brainer! I really hope to meet you two. I love your podcasts and haven’t missed a Wednesday.
    Lori Linton

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