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Wednesday Weekly #189

Hello makers, happy Wednesday! I (Chloe) am writing you this Wednesday Weekly all the way from São Paulo, Brazil. The fact that I’m still able to write this weekly round-up from down here has got me recognizing how amazing it is that the sewing community is so globally accessible! Appropriately, this week’s new patterns have come from all around the world for us to try.

News (clockwise from top left)

Papercut Patterns released the Rubix Collection, including the Stacker Jacket, Axis Dress/Skirt, Sequence Blouse/ Dress, Array Top/Dress, Twist Pants, and Nexus Blouse (pictured are the Axis Dress and Array Top).

Cashmerette released the Tobin Sweater.

Alice and Co. Patterns released the free Georgie Dress, inspired by a 1962 Mary Quant design.

Sew Altered Style released the Melinda Midi Skirt.


Following the Thread posted all about the fall round of Literary Sewing Circle! How does the Literary Sewing Circle work? They read a book together, discuss it, and then make something inspired by the reading. As long as you can point out what inspired you from your reading, even if just a sentence, you can share your makes in the final roundup! Head to the Following the Thread blog for information on which book they’re reading, which pattern they’re making, who is sponsoring this round, and to view the schedule.


Love You Sew made these adorable paper-bag waisted shorts in pink clay linen.

I Sew, Therefore I Am sewed two Fiore Skirts, and it looks like this pattern can take you through all four seasons with the appropriate styling.

Belle Citadel made her version of the updated Lou Box Dress 2, and I am smitten! This pattern is so super versatile.

Not a Primary Color made a really stunning Bo Box Top that I am coveting.

Kristina from the Curvy Sewing Collective sewed the most beautiful burnt orange Emilia Dress!

This Orchid Dress from Pins & Pinot is just so classic and sweet.


Tilly and the Buttons shared a tutorial for how to make bust adjustments on a darted bodice, and five tips for sewing a smooth dart, including a video tutorial.

Melly Sews posted a handy tutorial on how to stitch in the ditch.

On the Podcast

From your favourite sewing tricks to your go-to sewing tools, we cover all your favourite sewing tips. Whether you are looking for ways to organize your sewing space, upgrade your sewing techniques or some simple, but smart, reminders to help you in your sewing journey, we’ve got you covered in this week’s episode! Listen here.

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About the author


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.

2 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #189”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing info about the Literary Sewing Circle! And of course, all the other amazing inspirational projects in the sewing world.

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