Wednesday Weekly #83

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Wednesday Weekly #83

Welcome to May, makers! I am bringing all my me-mades to the front of my closet so I can see all my options in the morning. Like most sewists, I have items that do not get worn very often and this exercise is good for determining if they should stay.  Not everything you make will be a success, and it can be hard to part with items that you laboured over. The reward for that effort is a better understanding of your style preferences and, of course, increased sewing skills! This month, try to wear your me-mades, but also try to be honest with yourself and free yourself from the burden of an overstuffed closet.

Wednesday Weekly #83

News (clockwise from top left)

Seamwork released two dresses, Reggie (featured above) and Gabrielle.

Sew Sew Def issue #2 is out this week with two new swimwear patterns.

Tilly released the Ella dress, a form-fitting silhouette with e vintage feel.

The Dreamstress released the Scroop Ngaio Blouse.

Noodlehead released the Traverse bag.


Community Events

Me-Made May is in full swing on instagram! You can check out the posts so far here. Don’t have instagram? No worries! The idea is that you consciously choose to wear your me-mades proudly this month, no social proof needed.



I absolutely love looking at coat projects! Check out this Robson coat from My Love Affair With Sewing.

This cut out shoulder dress from Beaute’ J’adore is stunning – instructions included!

How cool is this 1930’s tennis dress from Annotations of Jenny!?

Sue shows off the beautiful blossoms on her dress and in nature with her Darling Ranges dress.

I really want to try Wear Lemonade patterns, check out this Frida dress from Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip.

This whole outfit from Froelein Tilia is gorgeous.

I love this chic summer coat from Oliver + S.

I have seen so many cut out shoulders and interesting sleeves this week! Check out this Style arc Marilyn dress from Sew Pamona. LOVE IT!



Madalynne shows us how to clean our cutting mats – I need to do this!

I love this article on block-printing textiles from Seamwork Magazine.



I compiled allllll my Spring and Summer sewing inspiration into one big post on the blog last week. Check it out to get your sew-jo going and start planning your warm weather wardrobe!

Spring/Summer sewing 2017

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.

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