Helen's Closet

Helen’s Closet inspires us with their thoughtfully designed and graded patterns in a wide range of sizes. It’s easy to build a wardrobe with their comfy and classy pieces. Plus, they are great community builders with their super supportive blog and podcast!

To check out all of their patterns, visit their website, https://helensclosetpatterns.com.

20 Patterns Found

Arden Pants

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium-weight woven fabrics with no stretch, such as linen, cotton (twill, lawn, poplin, seersucker, shirting), hemp, rayon, or Tencel twill.

Size range: Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Arden Pants.

Ashton Top

Fabric recommendations: Try light to medium weight cotton or linen for a structured look. Silk crêpe de chine, tencel twill, or rayon challis will result in more drape.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Ashton Top.

Blackwood Cardigan

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 40% horizontal and 20% vertical stretch. Works equally great in a cozy sweater knit, french terry, or lighter weight jersey.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Blackwood Cardigan.

Brooks Jeans

Fabric recommendations: Medium to heavy weight (9-13 oz) wovens with no stretch, such as rigid denim, cotton twill, corduroy, or canvas.

Size range: Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

Published: 2022-11-07

A photo of a finished Brooks Jeans.

Cameron Button-Up

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight wovens with no stretch, such as linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, voile, batiste, seersucker, shirting, chambray, quilting cotton, flannel), wool, hemp, rayon/viscose challis or poplin, or Tencel.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 60", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished Cameron Button-Up.

Dawson Top

Fabric recommendations: Lightweight knits with at least 40% horizontal and 20% vertical stretch, such as cotton jersey, cotton spandex/elastane, bamboo jersey, modal jersey, Merino jersey, Tencel jersey, rib knits, ITY, or even as heavy as lightweight sweater knits or bamboo french terry.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 62", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

Published: 2022-06-16

A photo of a finished Dawson Top.

Dogwood Apron

Fabric recommendations: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics with no stretch, like cotton broadcloth, denim, cotton twill, or canvas. For the lining, use a lighter weight fabric such as quilting cotton or cotton lawn.

Size range: One size: 20” by 12.5”, with adjustable belt

A photo of a finished Dogwood Apron.

Elliot Sweater and Tee

Fabric recommendations: Mid to heavy weight knits with at least 20% horizontal and 10% vertical stretch, such as sweater knits, rib knits, french terry, ponte, scuba. For the t-shirt version, use a mid weight jersey or ITY.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 60", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished Elliot Sweater and Tee.

Gilbert Top

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch such as linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, seersucker, double gauze, shirting), silk noil, or cotton/linen blends. Try the longer version in drapier fabrics such as Tencel twill, silk crêpe, or rayon. For the tied version, the wrong side of the fabric may show on the ties.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Gilbert Top.

Luna Tank

Fabric recommendations: Lightweight knits with at least 20% 4-way stretch. Choose a fabric with plenty of drape like bamboo jersey, rayon jersey, modal jersey, lightweight cotton jersey, ITY, or rib knits.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Luna Tank.

March Top and Dress

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight wovens with no stretch, including linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, voile, seersucker, shirting, double gauze), Tencel twill, or rayon/viscose challis.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 62", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished March Top and Dress.

Moss Jacket

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight wovens with no stretch, such as linen, cotton, denim, wool, hemp, rayon/viscose (challis, twill, crepe, poplin), or Tencel twill.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 60", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

Published: 2022-06-16

A photo of a finished Moss Jacket.

Orchard Top and Dress

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight wovens with no stretch, such as linen, cotton (gauze, lawn, batiste, chambray), rayon/viscose, or lyocell.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 62", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

Published: 2022-08-09

A photo of a finished Orchard Top and Dress.

Pona Jacket

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight fabrics with no stretch, such as mid-weight linen, heavier cottons, linen/cotton blends, corduroy, wool, or Tencel.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Pona Jacket.

Reynolds Top and Dress

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch, such as linen, cotton (lawn, poplin, voile, seersucker, shirting, double gauze, crinkle cotton), Tencel twill, silk, or rayon/viscose.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Reynolds Top and Dress.

Ruby Overalls

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight wovens with no stretch, such as linen, cotton (chambray, lawn, quilting cotton, flannel), denim, hemp, canvas, rayon/viscose, or Tencel. Works best in fabrics with max weight 10 oz (340 gsm).

Size range: Chest: 31" - 60", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

Published: 2022-06-16

A photo of a finished Ruby Overalls.

Sam Apron

Fabric recommendations: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics with no stretch, such as cotton broadcloth, denim, linen, cotton twill, quilting cotton, canvas, or waxed canvas.

Size range: Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished Sam Apron.

Winslow Culottes

Fabric recommendations: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with plenty of swishy drape, such as rayon challis, viscose poplin, crepe dé chine, washed linen, or Tencel twill.

Size range: Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished Winslow Culottes.

Yanta Overalls

Fabric recommendations: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as cotton twill, denim (up to 10oz), heavy linen, corduroy, or canvas. For a warm-weather version, try crisp fabrics such as cotton or lightweight linen, or drapey fabrics such as Tencel twill, wool crepe, or linen/viscose slub.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 58", Waist: 24" - 48", Hips: 33" - 58"

A photo of a finished Yanta Overalls.

York Pinafore

This pinafore dress also has an apron hack that is super cute!

Fabric recommendations: Any weight of woven fabric would work, from heavy weights such as cotton twill, denim, wool, heavy linen, corduroy, or canvas; to crisp mid weights like cotton or linen; all the way to drapey Tencel twill, wool crepe, rayon crepe, or viscose poplin.

Size range: Chest: 31" - 60", Waist: 24" - 52", Hips: 33" - 62"

A photo of a finished York Pinafore.