One Thimble Blog Tour

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I have been sewing up a storm lately!  I think it's because of the frigid temperatures outside, or maybe I'm finally getting my sewing groove back.  Either way, I'm super excited I get to be a part of the One Thimble blog tour again!  

If you haven't heard about One Thimble, it is a digital sewing magazine that releases quarterly and contains many many pdf patterns, along with amazing articles about perfecting your business, bettering your photography and sewing skills, and awesome tutorials.  I had the opportunity to look over the entire magazine this go around and let me tell you, BUY IT NOW!  You will not be disappointed.

This magazine is chocked full of amazing articles, but my absolute favorites were "Taking you DSLR off auto" and "Pattern Matching".  Both were very helpful and insightful!  I was pleasantly surprised by home enjoyable and useful all of the articles were!  If you run a small business, One Thimble has some wonderful ideas to boost your business, and if you haven't started one yet, they give you some great pointers to start selling!

The tutorials and pdf patterns that are included are incredible!  10 patterns in all!!  It's really an amazing deal at $25!  I think it is a steal!  I love that there is a range of patterns, not only clothes but little finger puppets, an apron pattern(that is definitely next on my list of things to sew), and a great hat that fits a HUGE size range, including your biggest gents!

With so many patterns included, it was so hard to pick which ones to sew up first.  I decided on 2 for my little lady, The Hannah Dress by Bobkin and the Blossom Skirt by Eliana and Thea.

The Hannah Dress features:

  • sizes 1-8
  • lined bodice
  • button closure
  • pockets
  • size chart and finished measurements
  • fabric requirement chart
  • pattern layout guide
  • quick print guide
  • easy to follow instructions with drawings and color photos

This pattern came together easily was only took me about 3 hours, from start to finish.  Maybe not a naptime project, but perfect to finish in one evening!  I have never sewn a Bobkin pattern before but after sewing this I will definitely be sewing more!

The instructions was wonderful and easy to follow and the finished product is gorgeous!  I chose this lightweight dark denim with black and white pin dot lining.  Every little lady needs a denim shirt dress in her wardrobe!

This is the perfect pattern for all year round!  Perfect for the warmer months, but incredibly cute layered with a long sleeve tee or cardigan and tights for the colder days!

And a little birdie told me that the sleeves from the Sunday Best fit onto the bodice!!!  I am buying it this morning to make this pattern even more amazing!!

Next up is the Blossom Skirt.  This pattern features:

  • sizes 12months-10years
  • pockets
  • elasticized waist
  • optional tulle lining
  • size chart including finished length measurements
  • fabric requirement chart
  • dimensions for rectangle pieces
  • easy to follow instructions with color photos
This skirt is so cute!  I love the finished look of it!  This took me about 2 hours with interruptions from kids and Hubby, so not too shabby!  This skirt can be lined and even has a faux tulle petticoat look, but I chose to leave mine unlined with no tulle, since this will be an everyday skirt for my little lady!

The tiny pleats in the pockets are just darling, one of my favorite details!  Pockets are becoming a HUGE HIT with my daughter!  She loves putting all kinds of treasures in there, and is obsessed with walking around with her hands in her pockets!  This skirt was obviously a big hit with her!

I love the flat front waistband with elasticised back!  The pattern even includes 2 ways to make the back.  I chose a casing and it worked beautifully!  

I also decided against the bow detail in the front since knowing my little one she would probably try to take it off!  

I really enjoyed sewing the up and will be making more for the warmer months that are hopefully on their way!!

If you aren't sure about buying the whole magazine, even though I really think you should, don't fret!  You can buy each of the patterns individually on the website.  

I really enjoyed reading through all the articles, and have already found myself going back and reading over some again.  This magazine is great for sewists of all kinds!  There is so much information in it you will definitely not be disappointed.  

Anyone who has thought about started up a sewing business should really get this!  There are numerous articles on helping your business, such as writing good product descriptions, that would be extremely useful!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out all the other amazing bloggers in the One Thimble Blog Tour!  Happy Sewing!

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