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Wednesday Weekly #66

Happy first Wednesday of the new year, makers! I hope you are all full of excitement and sewjo for new projects and experiences. It has been so nice to take a week off and make some plans for 2017 while spending time with friends and family. I have quite a list of things (I always go a bit overboard with the whole resolution thing), but one thing I am trying this year is I am writing myself a letter. It includes my resolutions, but also communicates my desires for change and my feelings about where I am at in my life. I’m hoping next new year, when I read this letter, it will help put the past year in perspective and show me how far I have come. Feel free to join me if you would like to write your own letter! 

Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet

News (clockwise from top left)

Seamwork magazine is going back to basics this month with Jane, a simple tee-pattern and Margo, a curve-hugging pencil skirt.

Over Christmas, Jennifer Lauren Vintage released a free pattern, the Harvest Apron.

Grab this free printable 2017 Calendar from Sew DIY.



This pleated dress and jacket from Zoubi Zoubisou are perfection together – not to mention that snowy scene and cute pup!

This chambray dress from Sew My Time is stunning.

I am once again smitten with the fabric used in this dress from Sewing With Kate!

How pretty is this green coat from Nicole at Home?

Check out the creative sleeve addition to this Southport Dress from Ingemaakt.

This birthday dress from Ooobop is blowing my mind.

I love the look of these three simple lace-trimmed camisoles from A Challenging Sew.

This coat from Stitch My Style is beautiful.



Carolyn shows us how to make a simple buttonhole loop.

A welt trouser pocket tutorial from We All Sew.

Penguin and Pear shares tips for PDF Pattern designers.



I watched two fantastic TV series’ over the Christmas break, and if while I realize not everyone’s tastes are the same, some of you may enjoy these shows. Available on Canadian and American Netflix!

The Crown – A dramatized telling of Queen Elizabeths The Second’s first years as monarch. Beautiful scenes, lovely costumes, and some amazing acting from Claire Foy (The Queen) and John Lithgow (Winston Churchill).

Please Like Me – An Australian comedy that tackles some heavy subject matter in a very real, approachable, and funny way. I watched the series twice, actually, it is amazingly awesome.


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.

7 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #66”

  1. Helen, I love the letter idea! Do you know about It’s a dead-simple website where you can send an email to yourself and date the delivery for anytime in the future. Good for peeps who like to type vs. write. (Most of the time my brain moves faster than I can move a pen!)

    I’ve also been watching “The Crown” and I LOVE it. The costumes are brilliant, and I love how it shows how difficult it is to be a human representing an institution. On a related note, I’m also excited for “Victoria” (a Masterpiece show on PBS in the States). Yes, I’m kind of an Anglophile, LOL.

  2. Happy New Year Helen! Both those shows are on my queue – glad to hear they are good ones!

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