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Wednesday Weekly #144

Happy October! I have been swooning over the changing leaves and the crisp, cool air. All I need is a pumpkin spice latte and the picture is complete. I’ll have to settle for the pumpkin-coloured rib knit I’m going to sew up soon. I have a few really exciting things in the works AND a new pattern dropping on Monday, so stay tuned!

News (clockwise from top left)

Friday Pattern Company released the Hughes Dress.

Seamwork released the Tacara Dress and the Dani Pinafore.

Thread Theory released TWO new jeans patterns, Quadra and Fulford.

Tessuti released the Chiara pants.


Community Events

The Refashioners 2018’s month of inspiration wrapped up and it is your turn to make something incredible from unwanted garments! Learn more about this amazing challenge here.


Do you want to make a yummy cardigan for fall/winter this year? Join the #cosycardichallenge! Make a cardigan between now and the end of November to participate. Check out the rules over on the Stitch Sisters blog.



I enjoyed reading about Randomly Happy’s maternity capsule wardrobe.

The perfect pleats on this buffalo check dress are amazing!

I want to make lux PJ’s like Thread Carefully.

Don’t miss this gorgeous dress from A Fashionable Stitch.

Thornberry looks so happy in her yellow Rushcutter dress.

Jasika kills it with this striped jumpsuit.

The fit on this dress from Made By Laquana is awesome.

Fabric Epiphanies made a great pair of Lander Pants.

Check out this beautiful coat from Handmade by Carolyn.



Imagine Gnats shows us how to sew a blind hem.

Sewrendipity shares her thoughts on sewing and loneliness.

Guthrie and Ghani shares tips for sewing coats!


On the Podcast

Karen Templer joins us to talk about Slow Fashion October. Can our sewing have an impact on the overall fashion industry? How can we be more intentional with our making practices? Karen shares how she learned to slow down while still enjoying fashion and style. 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.

4 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #144”

  1. Helen! I’ve just discovered the love to sew podcast and binge-listened the first 25 episodes in the last week!! So so good! I usually sew children’s clothing but you’re inspiring me to find time to sew for myself. I’m currently making my way back through your Wednesday roundups and pinning all my faves!!! But I’m curious whether you know if anyone does a similar roundup for children’s pattern releases? Thank you for all your inspiring work!

    1. Thanks Whitney! I’m glad you are enjoying the podcast! I hope you get to sew some things for yourself. I am not sure about a kids pattern roundup, but it would be a great idea!

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