I’m Guest Blogging at Helen’s Closet : : Ashton Dress Hack

Hallo. Hallo. Many of you know that it’s Ashton August both in the blogosphere and on Instagram. For those that may be unfamiliar, it’s a month long Ashton Top Pattern inspiration party. Hacks, tweaks, tips…it’s almost daily that Helen’s Closet has something to share. 

Throughout this week the Helen’s Closet Blog is featuring guest bloggers sharing their Ashton Top hacks. And…you guessed it…I’m a party participant, sharing the details on how I execute my Ashton Dress Hacks

Ashton Top Hack, Ashton Dress. A Colourful Canvas, Helen's Closet Patterns, Vancouver Sewing Blogger


The basic dress hack, exaggerated silhouette, full lining…it’s all there accompanied by Helen’s clear illustrations.

My post went live yesterday…the link is here.


  • Reply No Fear of Fashion August 14, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I love the top one even more than the bottom one. Lovely dresses. I am off to see you featured.

    • Reply Sue August 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks so much Greetje and thanks for commenting my on guest post over at Helen’s!

  • Reply Melanie August 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Great guest post, Sue! And your photos are beautiful, no surprise there. These are perfect light, summery dresses, bursting with personality, and also because you’re wearing them. The bold check pattern is BAM! Love it. I wouldn’t have thought of that print. Lining always makes me feel just a touch more polished, but no lining would be even cooler in hot weather. Excellent hacks!!

    • Reply Sue August 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Mel! I’ve had the bold blue check fabric for at least a couple of years. It’s a thrift store find and as much as I loved it, I really struggled with what to make….until I hit on this dress pattern. It’s simple enough to allow the check to have big impact.

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