Are you ready for another blog tour? What an amazingly crazy creative week! Don’t you just love those kinds of weeks? I do! Today we are on tour for the release of issue 6 of One Thimble! What?! You don’t know what One Thimble is? Let me educate you as anyone in the sewing world has to know about One Thimble!
One Thimble is a great e-mag filled with so much eye candy for the seamstress connoisseur! It is put together to teach and refresh the skills of the beginner and the advanced seamstress all at the same time. Need photography help to show off your creations? They’ve got you covered! Need a refresher on interfacing? They’ve got you covered! Need advice on your sewing business? They’ve got you covered! Need 10 awesome patterns? Silly question I know, but you guessed it, they’ve got you covered!! There is something for everyone in here!!
Shout out to one of the sewing tips! Included is a tutorial called Pattern Matching by Brooke Sleep from Bug & Miss. This tutorial shows you how to get that amazing pattern layout every time. If you are anything like me, most of the time I cut and then realize I should have cut a different way to make things match up or feature a different part of the fabric. Then I cut again to fix that mistake. Or just say forget it and just leave it the way it is. After all only pros can get everything to match up perfectly, right? Wrong!! This tutorial shows you how to get it right the first time and achieve that perfect layout! On a side note, obviously I didn’t read the tutorial prior to making my items. I definitely should have!
I had the pleasure of sewing up two patterns from this issue. It was extremely hard to pick which ones to sew up as I want to sew them all! I finally settled on the Hannah Dress by Bobkin and the Gatsby Flat Cap by Apple + Fig. I have never sewn a pattern by these designers so I was excited to try them out.
First up is the Hannah Dress. This dress is so cute with its button front and collar. It was designed for everyday wear and certainly can transition throughout the seasons with layering. It comes in sizes 1-8 so you can create this for your little lady as she continues to grow. My favorite part of the dress is the lined bodice! No exposed seams to itch my little miss around her midsection. It gives that amazing professional finish too! The tutorial was clear and easy to follow as all patterns featured in One Thimble are. This is an intermediate pattern and took about 3 hours to complete. Oh, and it also has pockets- now who doesn’t love pockets?
To complete baby girl’s Minnie inspired outfit I created the Gatsby cap. I have been looking for a pattern that gave that Newsboys look for awhile but didn’t find any that caught my attention. Until now that is! I was quite surprised at how easy this was too! This ranges in size from XXS-XXL (babies to adults) so you can use this one for the whole family! The younger sizes give the option for an elastic brim in back to help fit on those growing heads. There is also a sweatband on the inside for added comfort. Now this pattern was designed for outerwear fabrics, but I decided to give it a go in quilting cotton. Baby girl needed a cap to match her dress after all! It worked out beautifully! Seriously, I can’t handle the cuteness I helped create! I would say this is an intermediate pattern as well due to easing and sewing curves. They can be a little difficult sometimes to get those perfect without puckering (something I’m still working on!).
There are so many things to learn and sew with the One Thimble e-mag. I love reading every issue that is released quarterly. Every time I sew an item I continue to grow in my sewing skills. One Thimble has certainly helped me along the way! You can purchase your own copy for $25. This is quite a steal for all the goodies inside. I continue to look forward to every issue as I know they won’t disappoint!
2/14 Made by Sara, Call Ajaire
2/19 Lily Shine , Rebekah Sews