Meet Sewing Sunshine's February Winner Helen and her Helen's Closet Pona Jacket made with teddy fabric

I absolutely love all of Helen's Closet patterns and the Pona Jacket is one of my favourites. I have seen so many amazing pona jackets on instagram, but I have fallen hard for Helen's (@littlesoandsew) version that she made using our camel coloured teddy coating

Every month I pick someone who has shared a make on their social media using fabric from Sew Me Sunshine and used the hashtag #sewingsunshine. I love following this hashtag as I get so inspired by all of your amazing makes. The monthly winner receives a £20 e-voucher, and gets featured on Sew Me Sunshine's blog so that we can all get to know the winner a little bit more, so I will hand over to Helen so we can get to know her a bit more...

Quick Fire Questions:
Pins or Weights: weights
Scissors or Rotary Cutter: rotary cutter
Cut or Trace: cut
Favourite sewing tool: Hump jumper (you use it to sew bulky items)
Your machine: Pfaff Ambition 620
What do you listen to/watch when you sew: Sewing podcasts or Planet Rock

Longer Questions:

When did you start dressmaking and why did you start?
January 2019. I bought a bandana for my dog and decided it didn’t look that hard to make. Turns out it wasn’t! I signed up to a dressmaking course and while waiting for it to start I discovered Tilly’s patterns and made a Cleo dress. I fell in love with dressmaking immediately and stopped buying clothes, I decided that if I wanted something I would learn to make it. I recently made my first pair of jeans. 

Who inspires you with your dressmaking?
All of the amazing people on Instagram that make me want to MAKE ALL THE THINGS!

What is your favourite fabric to work with and why?
Jersey. It’s easy to sew and comfy to wear. 

What is your all time favourite dressmaking pattern and why?
It’s hard to choose but I love the Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater. I have made 3 of them so far. It’s quick to make, comfortable to wear and looks great. 

Pick one fabric from Sew Me Sunshine and tell us what you would sew with it:
I love all of the coloured denims. If I had to pick one it would be the Olive stretch denim to make a second pair of jeans. 

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