Wednesday Weekly #105
Posted by Helen | 11/10/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! This week I am frantically trying to get some things together before my trip back to Camp Workroom Social! I can't wait to go this year, especially since Caroline is coming with me this time. We are going to spend a few days in Brooklyn, too, so if you have recommendations for good places to eat and shop, let me know! Since I will be away next week there won't be a Wednesday Weekly on the 18th. I was toying with the idea of putting it together while traveling but ultimately decided to take a break. We...

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Alina Design Co Hampton Jacket
Posted by Helen | 09/10/2017 | Into My Closet

When Alina asked me if I wanted to join in the Hampton Jean Jacket tour I had to say yes! I have mentioned wanting to make this project on the podcast, so I it felt like the perfect opportunity to finally get going. I do tend to make things happen if there is a deadline, and I also love a good challenge. Alina mentioned that some of the other ladies on the tour were modifying the jacket in different ways and getting creative with the project, so of course, I wanted to get on board with that! I am first in this week's...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 04/10/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy October, makers! We have been having the most gorgeous weather here in Vancouver the past week, so I am taking advantage of the sunshine and going for walks in the crisp, autumn air. I've been on a bit of sewing hiatus while I focus on finishing up my next pattern (exciting!!), but once that is on my plate I have plans to batch sew a bunch of basics for winter. I'm talkin' Rumi tanks, Plaintain tees, Watson undies, and Hudsons. Since I am working from home these days, I am focusing on replacing my old RTW loungewear with nice handmade items...

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Carolyn Pajama Shorts
Posted by Helen | 02/10/2017 | Into My Closet

Every once in a while a fabric pops up in my inbox that causes me to abandon all other project plans and make something completely unexpected. This banana print was that fabric. I snatched it up from Blackbird Fabrics to make the ultimate summer PJ's! For the PJ shorts, I used the Carolyn Pajama shorts pattern, which I have made before in flannel. I love this pattern because it has all the nice details of classic PJs, while still being quick to sew up. It especially nice in a lightweight cotton like this banana fabric. For the PJ top, I used...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 27/09/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who snapped up my patterns during the sale last week, I really appreciate it! Please take advantage of the sewalongs that are available and get in touch with me if you have any questions! You can reach me at hello@helenscloset.ca.  If you are looking for knits for your Blackwood Cardigan, keep your eyes open for the new Blackbird Fabrics sweater knits that are coming soon! I've seen the samples and they are really beautiful. It feels like September just FLEW by, but I am looking forward to October...

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Cuff thumbholes

So many of you have picked up the Blackwood Cardigan since its release last march and I am so pleased with the response to it over the past 6 months. I'm glad you love this simple, sleek style as much as I do and I am happy to have provided the community with a well-loved pattern that will stand the test of time.  In celebration of Blackwood Cardigan Week here on the blog, I am sharing some simple Blackwood Cardigan hacks that you can easily do to switch things up a bit. On Tuesday I shared a tutorial for making...

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