Hudson pants and Linden Sweatshirt
Posted by Helen | 04/12/2017 | Into My Closet

Well, it is that time of year folks! It has been raining for what feels like 2 weeks straight and I am stuck inside my poorly lit apartment for my blog photos. Luckily, this week I have something to share that I only wear at home and it has been my work uniform since I made it a few weeks ago. I am trying to embrace my desire to wear comfy things while working from home and not getting down on myself about looking put together or 'dressing for work'. I work hard no matter what I'm wearing so if it's...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 29/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I hope you all scored some great deals this past Black Friday weekend! I picked up a few patterns I have had on my list for a little while, including the Morgan Jeans, the Ultraviolet Tee, and the Belvedere Waistcoat. Many thanks to those who participated in my pattern sale, too! I really appreciate it. <3 News (clockwise from top left) Fair Fit Studio has opened up registration for the Fair Fit Method online course! Cashmerette released the Ames jeans. There is a new NZ/Aussie fabric store in town! Check out Fabric Drop. MIY Collection released a...

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trello pattern stash
Posted by Helen | 28/11/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast, Sewing Plans

This week on Love to Sew, Caroline and I dive deep into patterns with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. If you haven't listened yet, you can head to the Love to Sew Podcast website or listen wherever you download podcasts! I recently put all my patterns in Trello so I can view them anytime time on my computer or phone. Having a digital catalog of your patterns can be so helpful for planning projects or keeping track of what you already have so you don't buy twice! I love that I can browse my patterns now and see...

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Sewing Plans
Posted by Helen | 27/11/2017 | Sewing Plans

Nothing gets the sew-jo going like planning out projects! As a very visual learner, I perform best when I can see plans and ideas in a visual format. It is one of the things that drew me to graphic design and illustration, and now I can use those skills to make a roadmap of my sewing plans for each season. I don't always get around to all of them but it is so much fun to think ahead and I'm sure I will make quite a few. Who knows, something may even jump my sewing queue - looking at you Grainline Studio!...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 22/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! There are just a few days left before Black Friday and I’m sure some of you may have plans to do a little sewing shopping this weekend. If you want to save on patterns and fabric, check out the Made By Sara blog for a roundup of all the sales happening! News (clockwise from top left) Victory Patterns released the Amira Capsule Collection, including the Esther Pants, Frances Shirt & Dress, and the Samara Robe & Cardigan. Thread Theory released some really cool wallet patterns, just in time for holiday gift sewing! Marilla Walker released new patterns, the...

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Lander Pants
Posted by Helen | 20/11/2017 | Into My Closet

The Lander Pant is my favorite pattern to be released this fall and I am so happy for Kelli from True Bias. Kelli recently made the jump to paper patterns and the Landers are available in print from her shop! If you want to hear more about this process from Kelli herself, check out episode 8 of the Love to Sew podcast! For my Landers, I really wanted to make a pair in denim. I had so many light denim crop pants pinned on my inspiration board, and this pattern totally fit the bill! I used a non-stretch cotton denim from Blackbird...

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