One Thimble Issue 20 is out! Yay! And I’m happy to be back sharing something sewing related!
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As usual the current issue of One Thimble* magazine is jam-packed with patterns, tutorials and articles. I’ve seen a glimpse of the patterns included and they look like fun projects! I had the chance to try out one of the projects, the Big Ocean appliques* from Swoodson Says.
I’ve been promising Silly Bean a gym bag for two years now, so I decided to use the applique on the bag. Silly Bean was originally not too keen on the applique choices (she’s not a big whale or shark fan) but she loves it now. I’ll have to make something for my nephew with the shark next since Miss V wants a whale on something too. I haven’t decided on what to make her though.
There’s a giveaway happening so be sure to enter at the bottom of this post!
One Thimble magazine has just released their latest issue (Issue 17) and it is jam packed full of fun patterns and helpful articles. In addition to over 10 patterns and tutorials, there are also articles on sewing techniques and on running a handmade business. But one of my favourite features in this issue is the Blossom Flower pincushion pattern!
I made another dress! This time for me! So I’m back with another post for the Dress up this Town tour hosted by Sewing by Ti.
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I made the Angie* from Sis Boom Patterns. The Angie is an easy to sew (and wear) woven dress with no closures. There is an elasticized waist to help give some shape; optional pockets; and the neckline has three heights.
(My camera battery died before I could do the modelled shots, I will update asap)
I don’t wear dresses very often so I feel slightly uncomfortable in this. But it’s me and my insecurities. I also have a horrible time choosing fabrics. Trying to find something fun but appropriate (that I could possibly wear to work) and that isn’t see through. Hopefully this looks ok on me.
The pattern went together pretty easily. Although I don’t sew for myself very often and when I do I’m mainly making knit loose shirts and not woven fitted bodice dresses and so I’m still learning about fitting for my body and darts. The darts could probably be better.. I followed the tutorial from Itch to Stitch on moving darts and it is explained well, just not sure if I executed the change properly, ha. I had to lower the darts and bring them closer to the center; but I’m also wondering if I should have gone down a size and done a FBA as I get a little gaping at the neckline.
Pattern: Angie from Sis Boom (found on Etsy* or their website)
Price: $10 US
Sizing: XS to 3X
Size sewn: XL bodice with the L skirt width and the 32″ length. (I decided to remove some fullness from the skirt as I was worried it would be too much at the waist).
Fabric used: A woven with a little stretch purchased from Fabricville.
Don’t forget to enter giveaway! Prize details below
1 Pattern from Designer Stitch
$10 Shop Credit to Patterns For Pirates
$10 Shop Credit to Simply By Ti
1 Pattern from Sisboom
Today’s giveaway sponsors are Water Tower Textiles and Rad patterns*. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for full details and to enter the giveaway. But first stop by each of today’s bloggers to check out all the swimwear that was sewn up and leave them some comment ♥.