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Saturday, February 13, 2016

One Thimble Magazine Issue #10 Enid, Willow and Jolie Reviews

It's here! The NEW issue #10 from Australia's One Thimble Magazine.  It's filled with 11 PDF sewing patterns and 26 sewing-related articles. I was lucky enough to preview it and I choose these three fun PDF patterns to try out at home on my soon-to-be 6-year-old Hobbes. 

Jolie Skirt
Enid Slouch Beanie & Willow Dress

I want to start with the Enid Slouch Beanie by Rosie Petal. If you have 5 minutes, then you have enough time to sew one of these cute slouchy hats ( the 5 minutes before you head out to a party you thought you didn't need a present for) especially if you make the simple version like I did without the tab. It is the funkiest slouch hat design I have ever sewn, with only 2 main body pieces--and the assembly is genius. The pattern fits a range of heads, from 12 months to an Adult Large. I can't wait to sew a bunch of these in matching knits for the two men in my life

And I am sure you are wondering about the beautiful flutter dress made to match with the indie romantic Heart Melodies prints by Art Gallery Fabrics. It's the long sleeved-version of The Willow Dress (size 2T-10) by Bubby and Me Creations. As soon as I saw this Two-in-One Look of The Willow Dress, I knew I had to try it. I just love sewing dress patterns that are a mix of woven and knit fabrics. With this knit bodice, you can skip the lining or the need to add a closure, which makes the dress construction a breeze. And speaking of a breeze, look at how those flutters keep their shape! I would like to mention that I chose to make my flutters using the woven skirt print to tie in the look, and adding woven flutters didn't change the fit. I love how The Willow looks like it's a shirt and skirt, but it's all sewn together as a dress. Very clever!

Last, but definitely not least is the sweetest little Jolie Skirt by Filles a Maman. I'll be honest, I kept giggling as I was cutting out the pattern (3-pattern pieces) about how little fabric I needed to create a size 4 skirt. I am used to cutting almost salvage width and gathering all of Hobbes skirts-that this design truly made me rethink her spring wardrobe. This season, I am all about subtle design elements and I adore the inverted pleat in the front of the skirt. I chose Art Gallery Fabrics Chalk & Paint by Caroline Hulse in Angular String Coated because I really wanted to create a moment when the pleat opens up and you see the hidden print. You can also skip the pleat and sew two of the back pieces to create a simple A-line skirt. The Jolie skirt starts at 12 Months and goes all the way up to size 14.

I really enjoyed looking through all the options of the New One Thimble issue #10. Come back daily and check out my fellow designers' reviews on the blog tour and enter below for your chance to win your own copy (or refund) of One Thimble Issue #10, or purchase it here.

Thank you Art Gallery Fabrics for sponsoring my One Thimble Magazine Issue #10 Blog Tour Post.


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