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Wednesday Weekly #142

Happy Wednesday! I have something exciting to share, and it may seem like not a big deal to many of you, but I have to take a moment to brag. I knit my first cable! I have been dreaming of cabled sweaters and hand warmers since I learned to knit last winter and I finally went for it. Of course, in hindsight, there was nothing to be afraid of! It was so much easier than I thought it was, and I was reminded that we can often build things up in our minds. Things are not as hard as we think they are! Is there something you have been wanting to try that you should just go for? Now is the time!

New Sewing Patterns

News (Left to right)

Seamwork Magazine released the Callahan Pants and the Bo Top.

Jennifer Lauren released the Quincy Dress.



I love this wrap hack from What Katie Sews.

This dress from Tea Okereke is so pretty.

I can’t get over the cool embroidery on this blouse from Made by Toya.

Norse Otter shares her perfect summer uniform.

This Kalle from Sew Filled to the Brim is really nice.

Thornberry looks awesome in her Parker Coat.

I love both of Jen’s Felix dresses – I may need to make this pattern!



Imagine Gnats shares how to install jeans hardware.

Jess Sews Clothes shares some really interesting thoughts on body positivity and sewing.


On the Podcast

Allie Olson shares the story behind Indiesew, her online marketplace for indie patterns and garment fabrics. We discuss the current state of the indie pattern market and the value of sharing your sewing projects online. We also talk about her personal style journey and how her perspective on body image has recently shifted. 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.

4 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #142”

  1. Congrats on meeting a goal in knitting! I am glad it was easier than you thought. Also, thanks for including my Kalle in your weekly post!

  2. I was almost disappointed when I knitted my first cable, because my grandmother has always done a lot of Aran knitting and I thought she must be *extremely* skilled to knit cables! They are surprisingly simple, aren’t they?

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