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Wednesday Weekly #190

Hello makers! I am back in Vancouver, feeling refreshed and energized. While I was away, autumn truly arrived. I’m feeling inspired to get going with sewing cozy knits!

News (clockwise from top left)

Friday Pattern Company released the West Cliff Dress

Seamwork Magazine released the Chip Jacket and Dexter Pants

Hey June Handmade released The Evans Blazer.

Sew Over It released the Dahlia Coat

Sew DIY released the Lou Box Sleeve Expansion Pack


It’s Slow Fashion October! Slow Fashion October, hosted by Fringe Association, is a discussion in which all points of view are welcome in a global discussion about how to avoid (or minimize) contributing to the fast fashion problem and how to be part of the solution — starting at home, with our own closets. Visit their blog for more details, and follow along with us on Instagram using the hashtag #slowfashionoctober.


The more I look at this Jenna Dress by The Gingerthread Girl, the more I love it. I just think the fabric choice is so interesting and creative- to me, it brings to mind the grungy babydoll dresses that were all over the runways in the early ’90’s. Anyone else feel me here?

I love this puffed sleeve sweater that Dream Cut Sew made- the sleeves remind me of a Victorian era sweater but modernized and wearable. 

Remember my colour-blocked Ashton Top? Crafting a Rainbow just raised the colour-blocking, scrap-busting bar with this colour-blocked Wiksten Top!

Tailoress Studio sewed this knit maxi dress for autumn, and it is so beautiful! I love the micro scale floral fabric.

The Curvy Sewing collective posted an amazing blog post on sewing the Yanta Overalls for three different body types

I love this autumnal Hinterland Dress by Alex Bailey! The colour is just gorgeous. 

I’m on the fence about leopard print sometimes, but this leopard print midi-skirt by Brittany J. Jones is awesome enough to get me off the fence and into the leopard fan club. 

Another amazing autumnal dress! This floral tiered dress by Self Assembly Required is checking all my boxes. 


Melly Sews shared some tips for sewing vinyl– these tips could come in handy for your Halloween sewing. 

Tilly and the Buttons published a helpful blog post on how to do narrow and wide shoulder adjustments

Elizabeth Made This shared 3 ways to sew a mitered corner

On the Podcast

Let’s get creative and sustainable with refashioning! We cover why you should refashion beloved makes for a better fit, and how you can get creative and make big changes with your unworn garments. Listen here.

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.

5 Comments on “Wednesday Weekly #190”

  1. Have you discontinued this feature? I look forward to it each week to stay on top of new pattern releases. Any other round ups out there you can recommend?

    1. Hey RYANN. The is doing a monthly round up of new release patterns. They also have a great database for finding patterns by type and size. I miss my Wednesday Weekly too, but love the Love to Sew podcast.

    1. We are unfortunately retiring the Wednesday Weekly moving forward and focusing on other exciting blog projects. More makes, hacks, and sewing tutorials! It is a difficult decision and we are sad to see it go, but it is getting quite hard to keep up with all the indie pattern releases and sewing projects (which is a good thing!).

      We are going to continue supporting our fellow designers and community members through our blog and the weekly Love to Sew Podcast, but we will miss the Wednesday Weekly too! Thank you so much for reading along with us for all this time, and we hope you keep reading on!

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