Happy Wednesday, makers! Ashton August is in full swing over here at Helen’s Closet, and we’re having SO much fun with all of our Ashton hacks. Join in Ashton August by sewing Ashton, with or without a pattern hack, and use the tags #ashtontop or #ashtontophack, and tag us @helens__closet!
Sew Altered Style released the Misty Top and Dress.
IndieSew re-released the Kila Tank with ten new sizes.
Itch to Stitch released the Oia Dress.
On the Cutting Floor released the Nizar Top and Dress.
Primrose Dawn released the Sunflower Panty.
Caramiya Maui released the Evie One Piece.
Noodlehead shared two beautiful Ashton Tops that she sewed!
I love this burnt orange Wiksten Shift that The German Edge sewed. It looks amazing in that fabric!
Check out this gorgeous green Eucalypt Dress from Hello Yellow Club.
This tie front Alder Shirt that Grainline Studio shared on their blog is just the ideal summer top. I love everything about it.
As long as I’m on a collared shirt kick, I just have to share this Wilamette/Carolyn mashup shirt that The Doing Things Blog made. Sometimes pattern making is magical.
Sewing and Cocktails made a Nikko Top using this adorable printed knit with little parrots on it. It’s just so cute!
My Handmade Wardrobe made a really awesome Cottesloe Swimsuit with widened bands on the top and bottom.
This spot swirled Tamarack Jacket that Katie Freeland shared on the MaaiDesign blog is absolutely stunning!
MegMade Sewing published a list of five tips for sewing bralettes for a larger bust.
Grainline Studio posted a detailed tutorial on how to sew mitered corners.
Diary of a Quilter shared a tutorial for the sweetest little quilted leaf coasters. This project is easy enough for sewists who have never quilted before, and looks like a great scrap-buster as well.
On the Podcast
Join us as we chat with Susan Khalje about the art of couture sewing! We chat about why couture matters, how to create ‘couture moments’ in your wardrobe, and the tools needed to succeed with couture sewing. We also chat about her Couture Sewing School and her favourite couture shops! Listen here.