Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 15/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I want to thank all of the bloggers and pattern designers who have contacted me to give me their information about their blogs and companies. In almost all the emails I received, people were a little timid and shy about sharing and I know it can be really hard to put yourself out there! I really appreciate it and I hope that people continue to point me to their creative projects, I love to share! This week we have TWO first patterns from new designers so I hope you explore all the goodness below. Congrats to Ann and Amy!...

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Capsule Wardrobe
Posted by Helen | 13/11/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast

This week on the Love to Sew Podcast, Caroline and I are sharing our experience trying out a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a miniature wardrobe pulled from your closet that is easy to mix and match so you can spend less time thinking about getting dressed! In truth, this challenge was hard for both of us, and we are on the fence about whether this actually made getting dressed any easier, but it did force us both to get creative! We used Lee Vosburgh's 10x10 challenge as our framework, so we only had 10 items for 10 days...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 08/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

News (left to right) Seamwork released the Sadie Sweater and the Melody Trousers. Hey June Handmade re-released the Union St. Tee.   Community Events Do you have a TNT pattern that you could wear everyday of the week? You can share your love during OWOP (One Week One Pattern)! Find out more on the Sewisfaction blog.   Makes The Telltale Tasha made a really pretty Kielo wrap dress. I love the print placement on this dress from Fashion Behind the Seams. These mom jeans from Seemannsgarn are everything. How gorgeous is this dress from The Nesting Crane? A very nice Blackwood Cardigan...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 01/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy November, makers! Can you believe it? Hallowe'en has come and gone and it is officially cold here in Vancouver! I had a bit of a wardrobe crisis this week, which sounds VERY silly when I type it out. I was really struggling to put together cute outfits and then it hit me - I haven't put away my summer clothes! This is something I do every year but somehow I still forgot to get it done in busy October. Now that my shorts and palm-leaf printed dresses are safely tucked away, my wardrobe makes so much more sense! It is...

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refashioners 2017
Posted by Helen | 30/10/2017 | Into My Closet

I am a little hesitant to share this refashion because it is VERY simple and I don't want to be presenting this coat as my own make since I only changed a few things. That being said, I do believe that even simple refashions count and I did chat about my project on the Love to Sew Podcast, so I have to share, right? 🙂  This is my entry into the Refashioners 2017 Challenge. I went to the local charity shop to source a suit for this challenge, but I ended up finding a men's coat. I loved the style of this...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 25/10/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! It's been two weeks since the last Wednesday Weekly, and I usually try not to skip them, but this time I decided to let it go. Caroline and I were in NYC and we had such an amazing time at camp and hanging out in Brooklyn! We came home feeling so inspired and full of love for the community. We promise a camp-focused podcast episode is coming your way soon! On another note, there were some really amazing pattern releases and makes these past two weeks. Check out how pretty the releases all look together - I love when...

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