Wednesday Weekly #85
Posted by Helen | 17/05/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I am feeling pretty excited this week because I have finalized the design for my next pattern! It won't be out for some time yet, but getting to that final design stage is awesome. It means I can move on to instructions, testing, and preparing for launch! Expect to see a release near the end of June.  In the mean time, I am LOVING all the support for the Blackwood Cardigan during Me-made May, seriously, check out the #blackwoodcardigan hashtag!  Thanks also for all the wonderful feedback about my new Winslow Culottes photos, you guys are the best! <3 News...

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Winslow Culottes PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 15/05/2017 | Into My Closet, Pattern News

To kick off Winslow Week here on the blog, I have new photos of one of my favourite pairs! You can grab the Winslow Culottes this week for 15% off! Sale ends Monday, May 22nd. These are the finished versions from the sewalong last summer. I love to wear them on hot days when I am going for a long walk, biking around town, or just chilling in a park with friends.They allow me to sit down and move around and not worry about my ‘skirt’ flipping up. They look super cute paired with a tee (like the Lark tee...

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Winslow Culottes PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 15/05/2017 | Pattern News

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 1 year since the release of the Winslow Culottes last June!  When I first started making this pattern, I had no idea how much my life would change after the release. This pattern opened my eyes to the possibility of seriously pursuing a business related to sewing, my blog, and my passion for creating. I learned SO much in the process of making the Winslow Culottes and through a lot of trial and error, I was able to get the pattern out into the world and share it with you...

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Wednesday Weekly #84
Posted by Helen | 10/05/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I hope your May is full of sunshine and spring flowers! I had a fantastic sewing date with some friends here in town last weekend and it got me thinking - do you sew with friends?  I used to think it would be a real pain to get transport my machine and equipment somewhere, but once you do it, you realize it's not so bad! It is so nice to share my passion for sewing with others and the hum of several machines going at once is like music to my ears. If you can, try sewing with...

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Posted by Helen | 08/05/2017 | Into My Closet

Ahhh, Spring!  How wonderful it is to be surrounded by pretty flowers and the sunshine once again! You would think we would get used to the feeling of changing seasons, yet somehow it feels new and exciting every time.  Vancouver has loads of cherry trees that always mark the start of the season and cover the whole city in fluffy pink clouds. This week’s project was inspired by these lovely flowers and is just the thing to celebrate the warmer weather. This is the Collins Top, the latest pattern from In The Folds. I love Emily’s design aesthetic, she always...

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