It’s here! Another amazing edition of the amazing One Thimble Ezine!
As you might have read in previous posts, I am SO loving everything that is One Thimble. It’s not often that you subscribe to an Ezine or Pattern of the Month Club and love everything. In fact, in my experience, you get a lot of duds. I have not had that happen with One Thimble, though! I have made several patterns from each issue and they are all really well written, well fitting patterns that are great to sew and have new techniques and tips. On top of that, you get lots of great articles and exposure to new ideas! I’ve been so impressed with Jen and her product that I’ve signed up to be an affiliate for the Ezine. Every time you buy a One Thimble Ezine through my link, I get a portion of the sale. And let’s be honest here….you know it just goes to support my fabric addiction. I’m all about transparency, y’all.
Let’s get on to the patterns, shall we?
I had the opportunity to sew the Traveller Tee by Gracious Threads and the Urbanite Pants from Rabbit Rabbit. It was my first time sewing from either company, which is always a bit of an adventure! Each pattern has its own, unique twist on standard boy’s garments, and they really are anything but basic. Boy’s items can be so hard to make fun and detailed, past topstitching the living daylights out of every seam.
So let’s start with the pants!
These Urbanite Pants (sizes 1-12) from Rabbit Rabbit were sewn with the fabulously dreamy Cherie fabric by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics. If you don’t know Frances’ fabric, you need to get your hands on some! The line has this French chic vibe to it, but I was excited to see how well these prints went together to have a more manly appeal. The pants have a really cool yoked waistband with a contrasting inner front pocket detail, as well as back pockets. I did the pockets a little differently in order to make them indestructible (or close to it, anyway) for my active 2 year old. They sewed up pretty quickly and are just super versatile. They would look great in one solid fabric with contrasting topstitching…or even in girly fabrics for your little lady!
Now for the top! The Traveller Tee (sizes 2-8) is a design by Gracious Threads and is anything but your basic tee. I mean, you have your neckband, your sleeves, your top, and then BAM!
Fun half-circle accents! I’m thinking they should be called ninja accents, because they are totally cool and unexpected. Definitely not something you can pick up at your local Old Navy and you can customize it to any color or print you can think of! This top was made from solids from The Purple Seamstress, which is my absolute favorite place to get knits with a great stretch. The tee pattern has just a few printable pages, and includes a cutting chart for your neckband.
Visit Jessica’s blog to get a FREE long sleeve pattern piece for this tee!!! What a great addition!
I think you’ll agree that these 2 patterns together make a dynamic duo that is very wearable and different, and honestly, for a change, something for the boys! I hope you head over to One Thimble and buy Issue 4 of the Ezine. There are so many great patterns and articles and if you’ll stick around or follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll get to see an Ainslee Fox sundress that is also included in this issue!
You can also head to my Pinterest page and see all of the other One Thimble patterns I’ve sewn!
You can see more on my sewing with fabrics by Frances Newcombe and Art Gallery Fabrics HERE.
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