One Thimble 15 Blog Tour

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One Thimble Issue 15 is here!  If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I just love when a new issue comes out.  I’m always so excited to see what each issue has in store- so many different designers and contributors that always keep things fresh and fun.

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I was happy to hop on the tour and sew up two patterns from this latest issue.

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I did Thread Faction #116, a comfy unisex v-neck cardigan.  It comes in sizes 2-10 and is a super quick sew.  I let her pick between buttons, snaps, or a bow closure and she went with the ribbon.  I love the little feminine detail it adds and how it made the project even faster!

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I also sewed up the Miriam Skirt from OUSM.  It comes in sizes 12m-8 years and has a high waist with big pleats.  I did a size 7 with 8 length but totally should have added a few more inches- doh!  She’s off the size chart height-wise so it’s much shorter than intended.  I’m calling it ‘vintage-length’ 😉  The skirt came together so quickly too.  I added the exposed zipper- I couldn’t help but use this cute polka dot one I’ve had in my stash forever.

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She had a Paris-themed birthday party to go to after this shoot and won ‘Best Parisian Outfit’ at the party.  She loved how chic she felt.  She had requested a stripe shirt for the party and this was perfect paired with the floral skirt and knee highs.

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Totally French school-girl esque, right?!

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This issue is chock full of goodness- 10 pdf patterns and 29 sewing articles.  Doesn’t that sound like the perfect afternoon- sitting in the backyard with a lemonade and the latest issue?!

You can catch the rest of the tour bloggers here:

5/12/2017

Max California

Pear Berry Lane

5/13/2017

Idle Sunshine

Made by Sara

That’s-Sew-Kari

5/14/17

Tales of a Tester

Candice Ayala

Once Upon a Sewing Machine

5/15/17

Stitches by Laura

Sprouting Jube Jube

House of Estrela

5/16/17

SewSophieLynn

Gaafmachine

5/17/2017

Crazy, Craft Haute Mama

Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Lulu and Celeste

 

Sew Straight and Gather’s Avenue Collection

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The newest collection of patterns is now available from Sew Straight and Gather! The Avenue Collection features a dress/top, flare pants, and a duster cardigan.

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I was lucky enough to test the Duster and the Dress patterns and I couldn’t love them more!

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Terri’s patterns are always impeccably drafted and feature the best tutorials out there.  Her designs are always on trend but classic at the same time.  I’ve really cut back on testing patterns lately but couldn’t resist these.  I knew I’d have a great experience as Terri takes her time and listens to her testers.  She works so hard to put out the best patterns around.  I always feel so comfortable and confident in recommending a Sew Straight and Gather pattern.

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For my look, I used the calf length Duster with pockets and facing.  I love that there are multiple length options and you can choose to do a band, hem, or facing.  I used Soft Coral Ponte from Cali Fabrics and love how flowy it looks but how easy it was to sew up!

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I did the knee length dress version with split hem in the back.  This gorgeous fabric is part of Raspberry Creek Fabric’s newest CLUB fabrics line (it will be available for retail soon!).  I used the cotton/lycra version and it was just the right weight for this dress.

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My little girl just loves this dress!  She says she feels so grown up in it but I love that it’s not too mature looking on her too.

Make sure to grab the collection while it’s on sale- the whole collection is just $15 (CAD) or you can pick up the individual patterns for $5 for the next two days!  Any US peeps that’s a smokin’ deal! I can’t wait to see all the stylish girlies in these!

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Patterns for Pirates Cocoon and Butterfly Cardigans

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The newest pattern from Patterns for Pirates has totally won us over.  The Butterfly Cardigan is the youth version of the Cocoon Cardigan.  With all of it’s options it will be a year round staple!

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For our first version, I did a dressy cropped version out of stretch velvet.  It is incredibly soft and I love that it can be worn over dresses for church or thrown over a tee.

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There are two different band widths giving this cardigan multiple looks.  I did the tall bands on all of ours for a longer, chunkier look.

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There are also multiple sleeve lengths and cuff bands or hem options.  We did long sleeves with tall bands on ours too.

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After her cropped version she was begging for a long version as well.  These are such a quick sew that I was very happy to whip one up for her.

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I adore this version sooooo much!  I used a midweight sweater knit I picked up from Wal-Mart for a steal.  Our Wal-Mart rarely has those $1/yard knits I hear so much about but this was one of them.  I’m so glad I got a ton of it because it was perfect to do matching sweaters.

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The construction on the mama version is exactly the same as the girls so mine came together in no time.  I really would love to make a handful more.  They are such an adorable layering piece!

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I had been looking for a new cocoon cardigan pattern and this one checks all the boxes.  Quick sew, easy instructions, multiple length options, a variety of sleeve choices- winner, winner chicken dinner!

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I have the hardest time taking it off each day!

You can pick up the bundle here, too!

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I have been loving my Silhouette that I got for Christmas.  I love graphic tees and it’s so fun to make our own.  Thread and Grain has just recently started offering her designs as digital files and I am totally loving having all the work done for me.  You can check out the designs here– she’s got something for everyone.  This ‘Fabric is my love language’ is absolutely perfect for me!

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I have a few lined up for my kiddos but we started with this pretty ‘Hello Gorgeous’.  I can’t wait to make more!