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Wednesday Weekly #45

Howdy makers!  I am riding the thrill of finishing my Sophie Swimsuit last night and I am really excited to have gotten another vacation sewing project checked off my list.  I hope you are all having amazing summers so far and are working on some exciting projects.  It can be hard to make time to sew in these busy months, but sometimes a little quiet time in the sewing room with a fan turned your way is more relaxing than the beach – you know what I’m talking about?  I think you do 🙂

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

News (clockwise from top left):

Have you seen the new Chitown Chinos from Alina Sewing + Design Co?  I’m working on my first pair and I am really excited about them.

A new travel bag pattern from Sew Sweetness.

Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick released the Paloma Shirt.

The re-fashioners is back for another year of fabulous upcycling!  Head on over to the Makery for more details about this year’s jeans challenge.

Salme Patterns released the Hagen Skirt, a lovely design, perfect for any season.



I have been following the progress of this amazing wedding dress by This Blog is Not For You, and it has been fully revealed!  

A beautifully simple Sway dress from Carly in Stitches.

I love the sharp contrast of yellow flowers on a black background on this dress from Funk Bunny’s Garden.

This beautiful blouse from Le Fil a Coudre d’Anna is full of whimsy.

Sophie is smitten with her new Winslow Culottes, and they look great on her!

This cute yellow off the shoulder top from Sea of Teal stole my heart. 

I never tire of seeing this fabric pop up on my feed. More octopi, please!

Two fabulous Mercer Tunics from Press & Release.

This hot pink one shoulder dress from Style Sew Me is a true knockout.

I have serious maxi-dress envy looking at this Delphi dress from La Dulsatina.



Learn how to make your own off the shoulder dress using this tutorial from Erica Bunker.

Check out this cool breakdown of bra construction from Emerald Erin.

Some amazing insights from The Curvy Sewing Collective sizing survey.



I was so taken by these watercolour paintings of pools by Joanne Ho.  One day I’d like to have a sewing pool party where we all wear our me-made suits, wouldn’t that be fun?!




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.

10 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #45”

  1. I’ve seen your Sophie on Instagram, can’t wait for more pics! I’ve cut out mine, just need to find time to sew it before summer is over!

    1. You can do it!! Even if you don’t make it this summer, think of it as an excuse to go on a tropical vacation in the winter 😉

  2. I am late to the round-up party as usual, but I’m loving all the makes out there this week! You do such a good job and finding things I haven’t seen. I love that Octopus fabric too and I finally got my hands on some of the coral-pink colour way, which I’m sure will now sit in my stash for years before I work up the nerve to cut into it. LOL. Also I love that watercolour painting too!

    1. Thanks, Heather! I have so much fun pulling these posts together, I just have to squash my sewing envy when I’m looking at all the amazing things out there! It makes me want to sew more though, and that is always a good thing. I love the pink Octopus colourway, can’t wait to see what you make with it! Take my advice and sew it sooner rather than later, then you can wear it, and it is the BEST to wear 😀

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