I can’t believe we are to One Thimble 13 already! It doesn’t seem like it’s been 3 years since Jen shared her genius with the planet. I’m always so proud to be a part of these blog tours, and this time is no exception. I always try to make time to do one or two of the projects, and I am always glad that I did!
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That’s out of the way, so let’s get started!
One of my favorite parts of writing about One Thimble is that they are in the Southern Hemisphere and are on opposite seasons from me. I am enjoying the fall colors and gearing up for colder weather, while they are enjoying the blooming flowers and budding trees. This means that I get to rethink how I style my One Thimble sews! Layering usually comes into play, and the Rosie Petal Party Vest is a great way to do that, no matter what season you are sewing for!
This beauty is the Party Vest from Rosie Petal. You might remember that fun, knit hat from her in Issue 10. That would be a fun accessory to pair with this vest, for sure! The vest is unisex, fits sizes 3-14, and is rated for intermediate sewists. The challenge here is the zip, but it the instructions are great and I was able to put another notch on my belt there. I love that One Thimble gives me patterns that challenge me, but also give me new techniques to try!
My only regret for sewing this pattern was that I do not own a walking foot that really makes this vest SING! My old machine doesn’t play nice with attachments from other brands, so I just haven’t brought myself to spend the $175 on a walking foot! I decided to make do and added a crocheted doily to the back, as well as Cluny lace to the seams. There are so many possibilities with fabric on this garment, but I chose to use the same chambray across the entirety of it, mostly so that I could pair it with almost anything.
Miss L was a big fan of the pockets and zip, and I love that the generous arm holes allow for pairing this vest with sweaters and bulkier tops when the weather gets cooler.
I hope you check out this Party Vest, as well as the rest of issue 13. There are great articles and tips for sewing, as well as deals exclusive to OT readers! This is also a stop on the Pattern Revolution blog tour, so make sure you check out the posts from House of Estrela and Swoodson Says today, and the posts on the other days of the tour as well!
11/10 Pattern Revolution, Beri Bee Designs, The Sew and Tell Project, SewSophieLynn
11/11 Create 3.5, GAAFMACHINE
11/12 Tales of a Tester, Little Cumquat, Call Ajaire
11/13 Happy Okapi, Sunflower Seams, Stitches by Laura
11/14 Made by Sara, Candice Ayala, Filles a Maman
11/15 House of Estrela, Snickerdoodle Stew, Swoodson Says
11/16 The Lady and the Gents, Lulu & Celeste, Pear Berry Lane
11/17 Finn’s Door, Blue Wren Handmade, Once Upon a Sewing Machine, Just Add Fabric
Vest- One Thimble 13- Rosie Petal Party Vest- chambray fabric from the clearance bolts at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts
Tee- New Horizons Streamline Tee– Petite Potpourri in Azure by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics
Skirt- Izzy & Ivy Designs Addie Jo Skirt– Knotty Rain and Microburst Beam by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics, and Gray Nesting Blooms ribbon by Bonnie Christine for Renaissance Ribbons