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Wednesday Weekly #107

Happy November, makers! Can you believe it? Hallowe’en has come and gone and it is officially cold here in Vancouver! I had a bit of a wardrobe crisis this week, which sounds VERY silly when I type it out. I was really struggling to put together cute outfits and then it hit me – I haven’t put away my summer clothes! This is something I do every year but somehow I still forgot to get it done in busy October. Now that my shorts and palm-leaf printed dresses are safely tucked away, my wardrobe makes so much more sense! It is a serious relief to be back on track and I am loving my fall clothes again. Do you do a seasonal wardrobe rotation?

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

Closet Case Patterns released a sleeve expansion for the Kalle Shirtdress.

Straight Stitch Designs released the Leschi Blouse.

Sew Over It released the 1940’s Wrap Dress.

Halfmoon Atelier released the Boat Neck Anegada.

Attie and Dora released their first pattern, the Dora Dress and Top. Congrats, Elie! 

Thread Theory is now offering more of their patterns in French.


Community Events


Are you going to join in with #bpsewvember this year? We interviewed Amada about this photo a day challenge this week on Love to Sew (see below) and we had such a blast chatting about it! I hope to see you participating over on Instagram!



It’s officially TNT month! Have you started thinking about your tried and true patterns? Head on over to the Sewcialiasts blog to learn more.



Brittany Jones made two amazing head-to-toe looks this week – check out her first one here and her < target=”_blank” href=””>second one here.

Miss Jenny Frances made a very smart Haremere coat.

I love this swimsuit post from Katie Makes a Dress.

Vintage On Top made a very pretty Colette Penny Dress.

Did you see this Kalle Shirtdress from Sasha?

This Melilot shirt from the Ravel Out is so cute!

How incredible is this suit refashion from Sole Crafts?

The length of this cardigan from See Carmen Sew is awesome.

Doctor T Designs made a very happy Nettie Dress,

Tip Top Sewing made a really pretty McCalls 6696.

This Alder Shirtdress from Lara Handmade is so good!

Sew this Pattern made a stunning dress for the Lincraft Competition at the Spring Races in Melbourne.



Jen from Grainline Studio is hooking us up with all the info about her clog collection!

Amy from Amy Nicole Studio shows us how to add length to a sewing pattern.

Elena from Randomly Happy is working on her maker capsule wardrobe and you can too! She’s offering a free downloadable worksheet to plan out your closet.



Speaking of capsule wardrobes, Lisa from the Youtube channel And Sew On is sharing her thoughts on the process this week. Check out her video!


On the Podcast

Amanda Adams chats with us about her photo a day challenge, #bpsewvember, and shares her passion for bringing the sewing community together. Amanda has a playful approach to sewing and we are in love with her outlook on this creative practice.

Love to Sew Podcast

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.

5 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #107”

  1. Love your roundup – thanks for putting this together. Yes, I do a seasonal wardrobe rotation…a must since I have little closet space.

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