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Wednesday Weekly #168

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are getting back into the swing of things after a relaxing long weekend. This week saw the release of several new patterns, including a swimwear option that reminded us that summer is approaching!

News (clockwise from top left)

Megan Nielsen Patterns released their Spring/Summer Collection! The collection includes the Cottlesloe Swimsuit, which has a one-piece and two-piece view, and the re-release of the Eucalypt Tank and Dress. Both patterns are available in two size ranges, sizes 0-20 and 14-30. 

Leisel + Co. released their spring collection, which includes the Breezy Blouse, Gelato Blouse + Dress, the Rush Hour Dress + Blouse, and the Oliver + S. Double Dutch Jacket + Skirt

Itch to Stitch released the Isidro Top

Maeve Makes Stuff released the Pooze Pouch.


MyBodyModel announced the Sketch My Style Challenge! This challenge is all about practicing your drawing skills, body positivity, and having fun exploring your own personal style. All of the details are available on the MyBodyModel blog. Use the hashtag #sketchmystyle on Instagram to join the challenge and follow along! 


Gilliancrafts from Crafting a Rainbow sewed a cute knit dress combining Cashmerette and Burda patterns- the fabric she used wasn’t vividly coloured enough for her, so she used Sharpies to brighten it up! That’s so creative. 

Heidi from Handmade Frenzy shared this springy Farrah Blouse in double gauze on the Imagine Gnats blog. The end product is so chic and fun!

Alexis Bailey shared this lovely raw silk striped dress that she created using the Ogden Cami pattern and a self-drafted skirt. 

Merritts Makes sewed the new Sirocco Jumpsuit in a bold floral fabric, and it looks amazing. 

Crafty Clyde made a beautiful black Willamette Shirt featuring an embroidered frog dreaming under some stars. I just love personal touches like this- it really makes a garment special!

Karen from Indiesew shared this incredible silk Jade Dress

Intensely Distracted made these blue Chi-Town Chinos that are perfect for summer. 


Last Stitch shared this tutorial for sewing a jeans waistband that looks just as polished on the inside as it does on the outside.  

Granline Studio published this tutorial for using thread chains and snaps to keep your bra straps in place. I struggle with this problem all the time, so I will definitely be giving this simple solution a try. 

We can’t emphasize this enough- pressing is crucial to good sewing. Did You Make That shared five good reasons to press your fabric, which reminds all of us not to skip this very important step!

Curvy Sewing Collective has some helpful tips for reusing and thrifting fabric. This is a great way to practice sustainability when sewing! 

On the Podcast

We chat in person with two fun and enthusiastic Spoonflower employees! Have you ever wanted to try designing your own fabric? We share how you can get started with surface design and all the fun projects you can create. We also hear about Spoonflower’s history and how the custom printing magic happens. Listen here.

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About the author


Hi, I'm Chloe, the Creative Assistant at Helen's Closet! I'm a Vancouver transplant from San Francisco. I love sewing, the outdoors, and RuPaul's Drag Race.

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