One Thimble Magazine Review {Issue 9}

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Life has been crazy.  Between 2 boys in school and 1 little lady at home with me, after school activities, jobs, and everyday insanity, busy doesn't begin to describe my life.  The One Thimble Blog Tour is one thing I am {never} too busy for! 

If you haven't heard about One Thimble, you are either living under a rock or you are new to the world of online sewing. If you know all about it, then you already know that this amazing sewing magazine will be your favorite resource for patterns, tutorials and articles.  With 14 PDF patterns and 27 articles/tutorials/interviews, One Thimble is a fantastic way to learn new techniques for sewing and crafting, and great ways to grow and build your business.

Issue 9 is stuffed full of amazing articles and interviews.  My favorite was "Plan your way to social media Nirvana".  As a virtual media assistant and blogger for Violette Field Threads, I find myself constantly on social media, either posting, commenting, or writing on multiple platforms.  This article was extremely helpful and gave some great advice for planning and content.  For anyone running a business,  this article is a must read!

I also found the article "Top Tips for Fab Flat Lays" extremely helpful.  As a WAHM who owns a small clothing boutique, I am either sewing of photographing what I have sewn.  I often struggle with photographing when it is not on a model, and this article was just what I needed!  The pointers and helpful tips about presentation the use of props were wonderfully helpful, and I can't wait to put all this new knowledge to work!

I also {love} the new layout for the magazine!  All articles are in the beginning, and all patterns are at the end.  I personally find it much easier to navigate and really like the flow of the magazine.

After getting a look at the full issue, I knew I had to sew a few things up, and what better than a dress with some matching accessories.  

The Cross Bow Dress from Boo! Designs fit the bill.  I instantly fell in love with this dress and new that my little lady needed it, even if it is almost winter here!

This dress features sizes 0-8, dress of peplum options, cross back straps, removable bow, and side invisible zipper.

I opted to leave off the bow, but it can easily be added later if I decide her dress just {needs} it!

The instructions were extremely easy to follow, and the zipper tutorial was wonderful, with great drawings and step by step instructions, a zipper novice will be able to tackle this with no issues.  Unless you have a defective and don't realize it until it's too late!!  GRRRRRR  I will be taking this zip out and putting in a new one since this one felt the need to pull part at the teeth. :(

My daughter falls slightly smaller than the 12 month chest measurements, but needs the length of a 2, which is normal for her.  I did find the finished dress to be a slim fit in the bodice, so next time I will size up a bit for a bit more room.  

And did you see the hem???  No need to fret about having to tediously hem the circle skirt!  The instructions for hemming with bias tape are amazing and so easy!  I chose a fabulous gold bias tape for a fun look!

My daughter adores her new dress, but no dress is complete without the proper accessories, and for my little lady that means hair accouterments.

Together we perused the magazine, looking at what we thought would work with her new dress, and we decided on the Good Fortune Headwrap from Rosie Petal   and Festive Felties from Molly and Mama.

The Good Fortune Headwrap is a super quick and easy pattern that has a lovely vintage vibe.  I adore the look of this headwrap.  

It also comes in 3 different size widths and size newborn-adult, this pattern is perfect for all ages!

My little lady wore hers all day and wouldn't take it off!  And unlike other headbands, this one doesn't move throughout the day!  It stayed put and looked oh so cute all day long!

I made mine in a cotton lycra and opted for the concealed edge option, but if you are in a hurry, (although this pattern is so unbelievably quick) sew the exposed edge version!  Either way gives you a super cute finished product!

I will be making many more of these!  It is the perfect hair accessory to help keep those crazy baby hairs out of my little lady's face, but still have her looking cute!

The Festive Felties are adorable felt accessories that can be used to make a plethora of items!  I decided on a hair clip, but put these on a headband, as an applique on a dress or top, on a gift, as a Christmas ornament, the possibilities are endless!

These felties come in 3 different templates: Mouse, Reindeer, and Cupcake.  They can be made for all kinds of occasions.  I decided on an everyday cupcake, because no day is complete without dessert!

The directions for all the felties are easy to understand.  There is hand sewing involved with these, but I assure you it is well worth it!

My hand sewing is a little lacking on this cupcake, but I was going for a {childish} vibe, and think the overall look is just darling!

I love the size of these felties.  While they are large, I think they look great as a hair clip and really help pull the whole outfit together!  My daughter wants many more of these clips, and I have a feeling all of her friends will be wanting these too!

{Issue 9} did not disappoint!  The patterns are top notch and the articles and informative and enjoyable.  You will definitely want to pick up your own copy of One Thimble today!  Enter below for your chance to win a copy of One Thimble Issue 9!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  And don't forget to check out all the amazing bloggers participating in the blog tour!