Into My Closet

Helen's Closet Sewaholic Minoru Jacket
16 10 2015

For the past two summers, Abby from While She Naps has interviewed sewing bloggers for her series, The Pattern That Changed My Life.  It is inspiring to read about people's experiences with sewing...

Sutton Blouse by Helen's Closet
09 10 2015

I love a good loose-fitting blouse for everyday work wear.  Something I can put on with my skinny jeans that will look professional enough without being constricting or fussy.  The...

Hudson Pants by Helen's Closet
02 10 2015

Is anyone else thrilled about how popular elastic waisted pants have become recently?  You simply can’t get more comfortable than loose pants, except for maybe leggings...or no pants!  I think...

Lark Tees by Helen's Closet
25 09 2015

As many of you know, I am completely taken with sewing knits since my first knit success, the Sallie Dress.  I wanted to keep my excitement going this week by...

Sallie Dress by Helen's Closet
22 09 2015

I am so excited to have finally made a knit garment AND to get to share it on Heather’s Blog, Closet Case Files. Head on over there to check out...

11 09 2015

From the moment I saw this dress I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for me.  I absolutely adore shirtdresses and this one is so beautifully designed...

Dixie DIY Bonnel Dress by Helen's Closet
04 09 2015

Ohhhhh man, this dress.  I was really stoked to make the Bonnel, after seeing so many cute ones pop up over the summer!  It is a relatively easy pattern with unique side-cut...

Unicorn Culottes by Helen's Closet
28 08 2015

I have been fortunate in my life to have been encouraged to read.  My parents read tons of books to my sister and I when we were little and my...

Romper by Helen's Closet
21 08 2015

I’m jumping on board the romper train here with this self drafted number.  I have steered clear of this trend in the past for the most part; rompers can be...

Helen's Closet Bombshell Swimsuit
14 08 2015

We just returned from our week long vacation on Hornby Island here in BC!  I got the chance to wear my new Bombshell Swimsuit and DIY Beach Kimono almost everyday, so...

Pencil Skirt by Helen's Closet
07 08 2015

What better print for a rainy summer day in Vancouver than a blue and green watercolour-esque floral?  I have to admit that is was exciting to don my tights and...

Flamingo Flutter Top Helen's Closet
31 07 2015

Since the heat wave hit Vancouver, I’ve been feeling a lack of loose fitting tank tops in my wardrobe. The kind of shirts that feel like you're not wearing a...

Gertie's Sultry Sheath by Helen's Closet
24 07 2015

If you don't already have Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing and you are at all interested in vintage silhouettes, I highly recommend you pick up a copy.  I was...

Sewaholic Granville Shirt by Helen's Closet
17 07 2015

Button up shirts have always intimidated me.  I think its because they have to fit so nicely from top to bottom, not like a skirt or dress that can flare...

Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt by Helen's Closet
10 07 2015

Hello summer people!  Sam and I recently got back from a small road trip to visit family in the west Kootenays of British Columbia.  We had a blast on our...