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I’ve always avoided hand basting binding as it just seemed like something an impatient person like me would detest but I’ve actually really enjoyed the process on this latest make! It’s there a sewing technique you’ve been putting off trying? #SlowSewing #SlowSew #SewingProcess #SlowDown #SpoonieSewing

I made this #seamworkPauline skirt as part of a 2 piece set last spring and I’ve been itching for the weather to get better so I can wear it again. It’s made from a gorgeous liberty lawn and so is a perfect summer piece but this week I’ve posted it with leggings and a jumper to get more wear of it or of season. #WearItOnWednesday #whatsmyfacedoing #libertycraftclub #seamwork #sewreshare #midsizesewing

I’m really enjoying seeing everyone’s proudest makes as part of @sewhayleyjane #sew500 giveaway I think mine would have to be this coat, as I still don’t write believe I made a coat! The pattern is the @sewoveritlondon Cocoon coat. I added a centre back seam and inserted some reflective piping from @helloreflectives to make me more visible to cars at night. The boucle fabric was from @minervadotcom and I previously received it for free in exchange for posting on their site #SewReshare #MinervaMaker #MinervaBrandAmbassador #ProudMake #SoiCocoonCoat

For #WearItOnWednesday this week it’s Secret pyjamas – my favourite! The moneta dress is always a winner in this category and especially when I pair it with a snuggly hand knit cardi #MonetaDress #ColetteMoneta #AnniversaireCardi #PomPomMag #SecretPyjamas #sewreshare #SewReworn

First look at my latestĀ #MinervaMake! I chose to make a Kinder Cardigan out of this gorgeous brushed viscose knit as it is the perfect fabric for a transitional garment. You know when the weather is changing and you are not sure if it is going to be hot or cold. I actually made this in early December but then we had a very cold snap and so I haven’t worn it until now. Hopefully we will have some brighter days soon when I can photograph this in better light! I know this is not quite in the spirit of this week’s #WearItOnWednesday theme by @heysewgeorgie but my wardrobe is relatively small at the moment as my size had changed a lot over the last few years, so the only old unworn items in my wardrobe don’t fit anymore! itemsĀ @minervadotcom #minervabrandambassadorĀ #MinervaMakerĀ #MinervaMakersĀ #MinervaMakesĀ #KinderCardiganĀ #WendyWardĀ #SweaterWeather @thatwendyward Image description. Helen is wearing a long pale blue cardigan over a black top and jeans

Happy New Year šŸŽ† Have you seen the new weekly #WearItOnWednesday challenge by @heysewgeorgie ? It’s a weekly prompt to rediscover your wardrobe and think about new outfits without the constant pressure to share new projects. For me, this sounds like the perfect way to get back into posting and connecting with our lovely IG community, so in that spirit I have decided to adopt @ratherbesewing s approach and share a mirror selfie. Because if I had to get the camera out and brush my hair there would be no post, so this is my way of showing up. Anyway, this week’s prompt is “On Wednesdays we wear pink” šŸ’– However, this is the *only* pink thing in my wardrobe and it is an 18+ year old jumper that I used to wear to 6th form šŸ™ˆ it definitely still gets worn though, although more often at home than when I’m out and about. It always brings a smile to my face though when I put it on, despite being made from the type of acrylic yarn that looks like it could spontaneously combust if it so much as saw an open flame! Trousers: #SOSpants by Patterns for pirates in blue ponte #ThePeoplesWardrobe #Rewear #RewearThat #RewearAndReshare #ShopYourCloset

Next up in the thread of “What has Helen been making over the last few months that she hasn’t shared yet”… It’s the Bud shacket from Seamwork. For those (like me) who are not familiar with what a shacket is, it’s an oversized shirt made in thicker material that can also be worn as a jacket. I made mine in this Minerva flannel and it is unbelievably soft and cosy. I keep seeing this lilac colour everywhere this year and wanted to give it a try in my wardrobe but it’s a bit of of my comfort range… What do you think? Should I go for more in this colour? AD fabric received in exchange for a post on @minervadotcom #MinervaBrandAmbassador #MinervaMaker #MinervaMakes #Seamwork #SeamworkBud #Shacket #Lilac #Flannel

Wow! It’s really been a while since I shared any of my makes. I have been slowly making a few garments though but just not had the energy to photograph and share them so here is the first in a quick fire round of several garments that I’ve had ready to share for a while, now that my sewjo has returned. AD fabric received in exchange for a post on @minervadotcom #MinervaBrandAmbassador #MinervaMaker #MinervaMakes #SeamworkElli #Jersey #BabyBlue #Tshirt #HenleyTee [Image description. Helen is wearing a pair blue and white striped Henley top and wide leg black trousers. She is smiling at the camera and had her hands in her pockets.]

Hot off the sewing machine šŸ”„ This is my 4th pair of Safiya trousers (5 th if you count my playsuit). I really love how each different fabric gives this pattern such a different feel. AD. This fabric was given to my by @minervadotcom as part of their brand ambassador program. I’ll be sharing more details over on their website soon. #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #MinervaBrandAmbassador, #MinervaMakes #MinervaMakers #MinervaBrandAmbassador, #AshtonTop #HelensCloset #HelensClosetPatterns #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook

Blinked! That’s what you get for only taking a few pics. This is a new pairing, wearing the ZW Gather Dress as a top over my wide leg trousers. I feel so floaty! #MeMadeMay #MeMadeMay2022 #MeMadeMay22 #MMMay #MMMay22 #SewingSafiya #MakeItSimple #TATB #TillyAndTheButtons #MakeItSimpleBook #ZWGatherDress #ZeroWasteGatherDress #MeMadeZeroWaste #ZeroWasteDress #BirgittaHelmersson #BirgittaHelmerssonPatterns #ZeroWastePattern #SewcialistsZeroWaste