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Wednesday Weekly #178

Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks so much for your warm reception of the Ashton Top and Donovan Skirt last week. It really warms our hearts when our patters are loved! Helen is now enjoying some well-deserved relaxation time with her family while I make sure our plants stay watered and healthy back in the office.

News (clockwise from top left)

Workroom Social released the Claryville Jeans

Fresh Press Patterns released the Karolina Dress

Laela Jeyne Patterns released the Indigo Bodysuit.

Sew DIY released the Lela Skirt

Rad Patterns released the Rosie Dress


This vintage inspired Orchid wrap dress by Meg Made looks like the most fabulous 70’s dress of my dreams!

Straight Stitch Designs sewed the most beautiful viscose twill Winslow Culottes.

This Cottesloe Swimsuit by Intensely Distracted is making me want to drop everything and start sewing one myself. 

This blue striped linen pant and cami set from Alexis Bailey is so breezy and pretty. 

I’m so into this mango-coloured Madrid Dress from Danica Does It. It’s so fun and swishy!

Sew Me Sunshine made the cutest pink needlecord Yanta Overalls

I love this cotton/linen separate set by Tessa from IndieSew. A set line this is such a good idea, especially for summer travelling. 


Amy Nicole Studio published a tutorial and video on how to gather fabric

Megan Nielsen shared how to add shoulder ruffles to a pattern, using her Rowan Tee as an example. 

Melly Sews made a video tutorial on how to make a snappy sunglasses case– this is a great scrap-busting project!

On the Podcast

Suzy Furrer of Apparel Arts joins us to chat about patternmaking. From creating a moulage through to drafting patterns, Suzy has so much knowledge to share. We also talk about building her design school and literally writing the book on patternmaking! Listen here.

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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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