So this is my 5th rodeo with the greatness that is One Thimble (affiliate link) and i’m especially excited this time because I’m participating in a blog tour with Pattern Revolution! I hope you’ve been following along with the other amazing bloggers that are on tour. If not, no big deal! You can always catch up!
So let’s get to the business at hand, shall we? There are always SO many amazing patterns to choose from when it comes to One Thimble and I have to day it was really hard to choose what to sew for my review. I decided that I would share the sewing wealth between 2 of my kids this time, so I made the Blossom Skirt from Eliana and Thea and the Gatsby Flat Cap from Apple + Fig. I had not sewn patterns from either of these designers, so I was looking forward to checking them out!
My husband and I have been watching Peeky Blinders, which is a Netflix show about an Irish mafia in England after World War I. It has an interesting story, great music, a little action, a little romance, and a kickin’ wardrobe. I knew that this Gatsby Flat Cap would be a great way to add a timeless accessory to my boy’s wardrobe, especially considering he doesn’t want to sport many mama-made items these days.
My husband may or may not have asked if I was putting razor blades in this cap. Um. no, dear.
This was not a tricky sew. There aren’t a whole lot of pattern pieces and the instructions are fabulous. Step by step, lots of photos. The things you expect from One Thimble! I think the most time consuming thing is ironing all of the interfacing to the pieces! I will also recommend that if you sew with fabric that is a little heavier, switch to a needle that is suited for sewing through really thick seams. You know, because you might break a needle. *ahem* I used a denim needle on my last stretch of sewing and it did a great job.
My son is practically begging me to make him a tie that will coordinate with his cap. I used some of my coveted Parson Gray
linen and it really sewed up beautifully for this. The pattern is not recommended for quilting cottons, but with an iron on interfacing, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Or with fleece, maybe? Because this pattern fits sizes 6-12M to adult XXL, I’m looking forward to making more for my 2 little guys and maybe even one for myself!
I also sewed this sweet Blossom Skirt and even though yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I thought that letters and red are pretty much non-seasonal, this skirt would get some longevity in this great letter fabric from Bee Quilted
This skirt pattern was pretty simple and really didn’t take more than 2 hours or so. I’m pretty slow and I have to make sure I don’t get too distracted by Facebook or whatever show I’m watching. The pattern accommodates sizes 12M to 10 years and doesn’t have any options than what you see, other than a tulle trim and the bow on the front that I omitted. I don’t iron other than to sew, and while the bow was sweet, they tend to get wrinkly and look funny if the shirt hangs over the top of the waistband. I don’t think the lack of options is a detriment, though. I love the full-ish skirt and the fact that she’ll be able to wear this style for a long time.
I styled this with tights, boots, a jean jacket, and a simple tee. The tee is from my friend Cassie’s Drop Waist Diva pattern
, I just made it a little longer since it was just a tee. And those amazing boot cuffs are from The Kisses Co. on Etsy
and if you are looking at cold weather in your neck of the woods and love handmade items, you MUST visit her shop!!!
We had a few snowflakes photobombing our shoot…
so we tried to catch a few.
I just love the slight swing that you get from this skirt!
I would be your worst friend ever if I didn’t mention that One Thimble also has tons of great articles in addition to the 10 or so patterns you receive with each issue. In this issue, some of the articles talk about ways to grow your sewing business, how to alter a back closure to put in an invisible zip, how to line up your prints, an interview with a fashion designer, and tons of tips and tricks to make those sewing projects a little easier.
I hope you get a chance to head over and see what One Thimble has to offer. It’s one of my favorite Ezines and I hope you love it as much as I do!
I received a complimentary copy of Issue 6 of the One Thimble Ezine in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my time and the thoughts contained in this post are completely my own.
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