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Wednesday Weekly #77

Hallelujah, it’s spring!!!  There is nothing like the changing of the seasons to inspire reflection, planning, and inspiration for creativity!  I can’t wait to dive into my stash of lightweight florals that I have ignored for the past 5 months.  What to make first!? I’ve got a million ideas and no plan at this point, but I think that is a good place to be.  What will be your first spring make?

Indie Sewing News

News (clockwise from top left)

Sew Over It released the Kimono Jacket.

Hey June released the Trevi top and dress and I am smitten!!

Ohhhlulu is updating some of her first patterns, including the Lola panty.

Alina Sewing Co. released the Hampton jacket, a perfect jean jacket pattern!

Mimi G is launching Sew Sew Def, a new multi-cultural sewing magazine for men and women! Sign up to be notified when it is released. 


Community Events

The Style Maker Fabrics spring/summer tour is in full swing! Check out Michelle’s, Rachel’s, and Kimberly’s makes so far and take a look at what is coming up next! (psst – I’m posting on the 26th!)

Style Maker Fabrics Tour

Spring Style Blog Tour Line Up | Style Maker Fabrics

3/20 | 3/21 | 3/22 | 3/23 | 3/24 | 3/25 | 3/26 | 3/27 | 3/28 | 3/29 | 3/30 | 3/31



I always love reading handmade wedding dress posts, and this one from Hanne Vandersteen is no exception.

This Burberry inspired coat from Petite Republic is just stunning.

An impressive copy of some favourite RTW jeans from Sewing and Cocktails.

There are no words to express how cute these matching swimsuits from Lily Sage and Co are.

Check out this awesome anorak from Stahlarbeit.

I am so into these Pima pants from Sew Marie Fleur.

Speaking of pants, these Ebony pants from Sew DIY are top notch.

I love a good swing top! Check out this Minttu from Fifty Two Fancies.



I shared two methods for doing a full bust adjustment on a bodice without any darts. Great for t-shirts and cardigans! Check them out here: Method #1  |  Method #2

Sew Essential shares how to choose the right fabric.

Diary of a Chainstitcher shows us how to add flat piping to a coat lining.

Sie Macht shares tips on sewing with scuba knit fabrics.



Last week I did a quick post on how to assemble a PDF pattern, and I included this PDF pattern playlist! It is a collection of some of my favourite female artists and I have been really enjoying it while sewing. I hope you like it too!


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.

6 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #77”

  1. Thanks for including me in the Weekly, Helen! 😀 And thanks for the heads up on Sew Sew Def. I’m excited to see the mag!. Mimi G is all hustle and a huge inspiration as a bosslady, along with being a fab sewist.

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