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Wednesday Weekly #161

It’s Wednesday once again, and March is in full swing! I’m always relieved at the beginning of March, because it feels like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel that is winter. This week brought us some fun community challenges, as well as terrific new patterns and makes.



News (clockwise from top left)

Tilly & the Buttons introduced the Eden Coat.

Seamwork Magazine released the Angela Bodysuit and the Merret Pants.

Anna Rose Patterns released the Roxie Blouse.

I Am Patterns rolled out a four-piece men’s collection!

Makes

I Sew, Therefore I Am made this very luxe Opium Coat in cashmere.

Sew me Sunshine created this adorable blouse with a neck bow detail.

Handmade Frenzy sewed this delightfully refreshing Willamette Shirt with a button back.

Meg Made is serving Prince vibes in this purple velvet Fulton Sweater Blazer.

The Sewing Goatheard was inspired by 1950’s style to create this adorable wool plaid circle skirt.

Fabric Tragic made this fierce Sallie Jumpsuit for a special occasion.

Raliat Oyinlola is right on trend with this fabulous sleeveless coat in leopard print.

Community

The Sew Bibs Challenge is underway! All the details are available on Fa Sew La. This challenge is running through April 12, and we will be contributing by giving away a York Pinafore pattern. Use the hashtag #sewbibs on social media to participate!

Closet Case Patterns is holding the Blazer of Glory Challenge through the end of April on Instagram. Use the hashtags #blazerofglory and #jasikablazer to show off your own blazer makes!

Resources

Seamwork Magazine started their own Youtube channel!

Emily Hallman Designs wrote this very informative post on sewing with sequins. I think we all need to make sequin gowns now.

The Sewcialists have some very handy tips on sewing for plus size men.

Not a Primary Colour released this very cool tie-front shirt hack.

Cashmerette revealed the 5 sewing tools you’ll wish you bought earlier.

On the Podcast

Sewing Machines come in all shapes and sizes! We talk about the history of the sewing machine, what to look for when you shop for one, and how to approach machine maintenance. We also discuss our favourite stitches, feet, and fun features! Listen here.

About the author

Chloe

Hi, I'm Chloe, the Creative Assistant at Helen's Closet! I'm a Vancouver transplant from San Francisco. I love sewing, the outdoors, and RuPaul's Drag Race.

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