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Wednesday Weekly #129

Happy Wednesday! This week is a special one for me because I turned 30 on the 17th! I had a lovely birthday and there is more celebrating with friends and family to come. I feel so lucky to have many people to ring in my 30’s with, including this community. I am looking forward to seeing what sewing projects the next decade will bring and as always, I look forward to sharing it with you! <3

Wednesday Weekly

News (clockwise from top left)

Laela Jayne patterns released the La Femme collection.

Brindle & Twig is branching out into women’s patterns with Streetstyle Patterns.

Wardrobe by Me released two button up shirt patterns for men and women.

Sew Over It released the Emmeline Skirt.


Community Events

Shauni from The Magnificent Thread has started Sewing Leftovers. She is taking the remains of projects and turning them into garments and other useable items! Follow along with her on her blog and join in using the tag #sewingleftovers.



This quilted sweatshirt from A Happy Stitch is very cool.

I love these Ailakki trousers from Diary of a Chainstitcher.

Katie’s Chambray Lander pants are amazing.

These overalls from Bon Courage are so cute!

A fun dress refashion from Slow Sweet.

This outfit from Original Digby is head to toe amazing!

Don’t miss this Isla jacket and amazing photoshoot from Ginger Stitch.

Sophia looks stunning in her Nikko Dress.

I love seeing Amada in her Blackwood Cardigan!

The sleeves on this dress from Sew Urbane are incredible.

Totally crushing on this linen sundress from The Drapery.



Melly Sews shares tips on sewing with spandex.

Kate and Karen chat about changing body shapes over on The Fold Line!


On the Podcast

In this episode, we give you tips and ideas to level up your sewing! We want to help you to learn new skills, improve the quality of your work, and sew something you didn’t think possible. We hope you’ll come away with the encouragement you need to take your sewing practice up a notch. Listen here.


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.

14 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #129”

  1. Happy birthday and welcome to the 30’s! I think they are a lot of fun. I hope you find that too. Thanks for another great Wednesday Weekly. I’m excited to read the sewing with leftovers blog series. I definitely need help using my odds and ends that are left over from my projects.

  2. Happy Birthday, Helen! Being in your 30s is an amazing time, you’re gonna love it. Thanks for the fun sewing inspiration. Happy sewing!

  3. Happy Dirty 30! Hope you’re partying/sewing/having a great time! I agree with the rest of the comments – I find the 30’s to be way better than 20’s!

  4. Happy Birthday, Helen. It was mine too, though I have a few decades on you. Love the Podcasts. I’ll get in my sewing room and listen to this one this afternoon.

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