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Wednesday Weekly #153

Happy Wednesday, makers! Since there are no new patterns this week, I am showing off some awesome makes in the featured image! We have such a creative community of bloggers and these three photos stood out to me because they feel so joyful. Sewing = joy, am I right? Have a great week!

Community Events

Blogless Anna and Crafty Jane Makes are hosting #sewjapaneseinjanuary, a challenge to help us sew from our Japanese pattern books! Learn more in their Instagram post here.

The day and night dress challenge is back! Find our more about this challenge here.

The Sewcialists is hosting a theme month in February – Sew Menswear for Everyone! You can sew menswear and tag it with #sewmenswearforeveryone to participate. Learn more here.

Pattern Review is hosting the Sewing Bee again! Check out the details here.


Bee Made’s wrap top is simply gorgeous.

Very impressed by this cosplay featured on the Cali & Co. Fabrics blog.

The Ravel Out is being dramatic with her Adrienne Blouse.  

I need this buffalo check shirt from Girls in the Garden.

Raliat Oyinlola looks stunning in her latest red dress.

Handmade by Carolyn shared a really cool Perth Dress hack!

Want to see what sewing a full wedding skirt is like? Check out this post from Brooks Ann.

Merrits Makes has created one of my fav outfits – Persephone Pants and a Roscoe Blouse.

A nice pair of Jenny Overalls from The Fair Stitch.

I love this York Pinafore from Grad Nord!

How pretty is this DIY paperbag sundress from Tessuti Fabrics?

Don’t miss this gorgeous hand dyed & quilted jacket from The German Edge.


Wendy Ward shares the story of Spandex.

The Sewcialists made a list of menswear pattern companies.

SBCC explains why stripes are often not matched up in RTW.

On the Podcast

River Takada-Capel chats with us about starting and growing a sustainable fibre arts business and her work as a kids sewing instructor. We talk about how children aren’t afraid to get started with creative projects and share loads of advice about teaching kids to sew! 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.

5 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #153”

  1. What a wonderful idea to highlight joyful pictures! Thanks so much for including me. I agree sewing should be joy and this project definitely brought a lot of it. Happy 2019!

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