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Wednesday Weekly #151

Happy Wednesday, makers! I hope you are all having a fun holiday season! This time of year always flies by for me. One second I am getting ready for December, and the next it is Christmas! I will be taking a break from these roundups until the new year, but I can’t wait to come back in 2019 and see what you all have been up to. I’m sure the next year holds many exciting patterns and projects for us all. <3 Happy Holidays!

News (clockwise from top left)

Friday Pattern Company released the Adrienne Blouse.

Dessine Moi un Patron released 5 new patterns as part of a collection ranging from sizes 48-56.

Athina Kakou released the Kimberly Dress.


Community Events

Sew Frosting wrapped up this week and the winners were announced on the True Bias and Closet Case Patterns blogs.

Crafting a Rainbow is encouraging us to share our Top 5 of 2018. I love this annual challenge and hope to get my act together and participate, too!



A gorgeous coat from the Mahogany Stylist.

This Amy jumpsuit from Sew Slow Sarah has me itching to make one, too!

I love this Doodle Quilt from Made By Rae.

So many pretty colours in this top from Thornberry.

Sew Sarah Smith crushed it with her first lined coat.

A very dramatic red dress from The Twilight Stitcher.

I need this striped Linden Sweater from La Mercerie.

This Wiksten Haori from Blogless Anna is ace.

How cool is this denim York Pinafore from Sablecraft!?

Sew Manju looks stunning in her velvet Aldaia dress.



Melly Sews shares how to draft a skirt sloper.

Judith Dee is doing an Elliot Sweater Sewalong on her Youtube Channel! Thanks, Judith!


On the Podcast

Brrrrrr! It’s cold in here! We discuss everything you need to know about sewing a coat, from beginner tips to advanced tailoring techniques. Learn the difference between wool coating fabrics and how to mentally prepare for a big project like a coat. 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.

2 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #151”

  1. Have a Merry Christmas, and here’s to a Happy New Year! I look forward to hearing the podcast on sewing coats (awesome)!

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