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Wednesday Weekly #136

Happy Wednesday! I am on a mission this week to make myself a pair of shorts before we take a little holiday to Hornby Island here in BC with my family. I’m working the with Jenny Overalls shorts and I am loving them so far! Hopefully, once I nail one pair I can make more and more.

News (clockwise from top left)

Closet Case Patterns released the Fiona Sundress.

Chalk and Notch released the Pixie Tee.

DG Patterns released te Silvia Top and Dress.

Wardrobe by Me released men’s Cargo Shorts.

CommunityThe Sewcialists is doing a survey to check in after a year since the launch. Help continue to grow this space by providing your input! If you haven’t read the Sewcialist blog, I highly recommend you check it out!


This Seersucker button-up on the Imagine Gnats blog is so good.

Blogless Anna tried the Avery Leggings!

The pintucks on this dress from Vervliest and Zugenaht are divine.

Super cute Ginger Jeans hack overalls from Kat Makes.

Is there anything more heartwarming than a mom making her daughter her wedding dress? Check out this story from Bee Made.

I love the idea of a PJ top being worn as an everyday top like this one from The Doing Things Blog.

I got to see this amazing dress from Jess Sews Clothes in person when I was in Montreal and it is sooo pretty!

The Petite Passions made a gorgeous Suki Robe.

This denim dress from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic is fantastic.

How cool is this dress from Atelier 292!?

This Style Arc Toni dress from Catherine Daze is awesome.


Skirt Fixation shares a long list of denim and jeans making supplies.

The Last Stitch made a video on how to sew jeans.

Cali Fabrics shares 8 tips for sewing with lace.

Maddie Made this shows us how to naturally soften linen.

On the Podcast

Are you thinking about sewing a swimsuit this summer? We’ve got you covered! Get tips on choosing fabrics and patterns and techniques for a professional finish. We also chat about our experiences wearing swimwear and how we can be more body positive at the beach! Listen here.

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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.

5 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #136”

  1. Thank you for mentioning the Sewcialists survey! I meant to email and ask you to include it, but you are more on the ball than I! ;)

  2. Love your posts! Also- Made for Mermaids released the Mama Paige Piko, and Ellie and Mac released the Sunny Day Dress.

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