Happy Thursday Lovelies!
Welcome to my stop on the One Thimble’s Issue 12 Blog Tour! I gotta tell you, I’m crushing soooooooo hard on this issue! And like every issue before it, Issue 12 is filled with a whole bunch of amazing patterns and helpful sewing articles. I got to review two of the ten patterns in this issue and today I get to share those with you!
First up, The Oswald, Williams and Pond Bow Ties by Paraplu Patterns! The pattern features include: 5 different sizes, adjustable neckbands and 3 bow tie styles. In my opinion it’s a perfect beginners pattern.
I really wanted to make all three of them, but since I’m reviewing another pattern in the same post, I decided to do just one: The Oswald Diamond Point. I had this super fun and funky Bias Tile fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics in my stash and I thought they paired so perfectly!
And now for action shots! #Thespiritedone absolutely loved the fact that she was wearing a bow tie, because bow ties are not just for boys! #nogenderbiashere And she insisted on wearing those oversized glasses because it’s “just like a super smart scientist” she said.
SUPER STINKIN’ CUTE RIGHT?!?!?? Now if I could only get the big kid to wear one! haha!
Next, let me tell you about one of the easiest knits sews I’ve ever done: #111 Thread Faction Dress by Liz Elliott of Thread Faction Studio. This A-line dress is sleeveless, has a scoop neck, slight racerback, fully faced bodice, no closers, an elastic gathering for stabilization and runs from sizes 2-10. All these features make for another perfect beginners pattern.
I didn’t have any cute knits on hand I felt were suitable enough for this dress, so I went closet hunting! I love sewing with pretty fabric, but I really do love upcycling even more! The idea of making something new from something old just excites me! I found a striped knit blouse and a floral knit maxi dress in my closet that were meant for each other – JACKPOT!!!
This dress has been such a hit around here, she’s been wanting to wear it everyday since we took these pictures.
Besides these two adorable patterns, what else might you find in Issue 12 of OneThimble, you ask? Only a TON of valuable sewing information, Issue 12 contains 10 PDF sewing patterns and a fun mix of 10 articles and tutorials.
This issue contains so many patterns I want to sew like yesterday! Check out this pattern list:
– #111 thread faction dress (size 2-10)
– Calla Lily Crop Top (size 2T -12)
– Cozumel Shirt (size 1-14)
– Azure Party Dress (size 2-12)
– Girls Brook Blossom Skirt (size 2-20 GIRLS sizing)
– Brook Blossom Skirt (size 00-20 LADIES sizing)
– Oswald, Pond & Williams Bow tie
– Darling daisy girl’s bag
– Flutterby kite
– Melbourne Romper (size 3months to 4T)
If you’ve been paying attention to the PDF world, I’m sure you’ve seen the gorgeous fairytale makes of the Azure Party Dress by Ainslee Fox Boutique, I already have a vision for this dress, so you’ll be seeing a blog post for this one soon! 😉 I’m pretty stoked about the Cozumel Shirt too, as I now have little boys in my life to sew for. #TheSpiritedOne was sitting next to me as I was reading through the magazine and she saw the Darling Daisy Girls Bag, and now I “HAVE TO” make one for her. lol
Here is the Article Topic List for this issue:
– Sewing with knit, specialty fabrics & leather
– About liberty fabrics
– Tips on spring cleaning your stash
– How to make ‘sew in’ magnets
– How to make fabric from scrap
– How to make a hair accessory organiser
– Freestyle stitching
– Tips for increasing your prices
– Imposter Syndrome
– Trending fabrics and much more
So much good reads in one issue! I really did enjoy the article on Free Style Stitching by Rachael Godfrey of Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow, as I’ve been meaning to try it for the longest, and now I have a great way to start. The Imposter Sydrome article by Jen Kennedy, the Editor of One Thimble Magazine and the Designer behind Ainslee Fox Boutique, was such an amazing read too, it was so relatable! When I first started testing, I did go through some similar feels, and it’s good to know that I wasn’t the only one.
And remember, you don’t have to buy the entire magazine to get your hands on these patterns, you can purchase them individually on One Thimble.
Thank you for stopping on my stop on the blog today, and be sure to visit the other bloggers and their fantastic sews coming out of Issue 12 of One Thimble Magazine!
4 thoughts on “DIY Upcycled Adult Dresses to Child’s Dress”
Candice!!! Every time you sew from OT you make my heart sing! Both looks are absolutely adorable! Thankyou xxxx
Aww shucks Jen, thank you so much!!! Sewing for OT is one of my favorite things =)
Love your makes! – the bow ties is gorgeous!!
Thank you so much Liz =) I appreciate you stopping by! =)