“Hola!” and welcome to my stop in the One Thimble Issue 17 Blog Tour! One Thimble Issue 17 (Summer 2017) is available now and I can’t wait to show you what you’ll find inside!
One Thimble is a Digital Sewing Magazine produced in Australia. Each One Thimble E-zine features 10+ patterns, applique/embroidery files and sewing/creative articles from contributors from all over the globe. The theme for issue 17 is, “Hola!” and it happens to celebrate One Thimble’s 4th Birthday!
Here’s a list of the patterns included in the latest edition:
- Big Day Out Denim Jacket– Ainslee Fox – size 3-12
- Give Piece a Chance – crop top and skirt set – Duchess & Hare – size 2-12
- Nori Dress – Paisley Roots – size 2-12
- Port Street Shorts – Ainslee Fox – size 3-12
- Embroidery – Molly & Mama – hand stitched
- Taco Time Applique – One Thimble – interactive applique
- Sol Dress – Tadah – XS (8) – XL (16)
- Festival Clutch – Little Moo Designs – two sizes
- Posse Cadet Cap and Visor – Apple + Fig – baby to adult
- Overall Winner- Katy’s Lotus pincushion
- Winner of People’s Choice- Sarah’s Fabric Wrap Bracelet
- Winner of the Scrap buster Category- Kellie’s Teacher gift pack
- Winner of Something Special- Kira’s Miss Blossom Bunny clutch
- Winner of the Quick Sew Category- Megan’s fruit bags
I happened to test and promote 2 patterns already in the lead up to the Issue 17’s release, so I’ll show you some pictures of those in a minute, but the feature of today’s post is the Nori Dress by Paisley Roots.
It is getting rarer and rarer to catch my girls wearing a dress (other than for special occasions when I put my foot down lol), but this was an absolute hit!
Obviously if you have a fussy customer like me, then fabric is going to be the toughest choice. All the other hard work is done. Your girls will love this trendy look, with side cut outs, halter neck and swingy circle skirt!
I adjusted ours to tie in a bow at the back rather than slider rings at the neck. I am making an effort to sew from my stash and if I’d driven the 40 minutes to spotlight just for sliders it would have cost me a hundred or so $$$ in fabric that I would have “needed” while I was there. I just cannot be trusted 😉
I have had all of these fabrics in my stash for a couple of years. I have used them all before for different projects, but never together. Planning fabric combinations is my favourite part of the process, laying out options and switching coordinating fabrics led me to this combo that I knew my girl would love.
We spent this morning at a local event at a park to welcome Santa to the shopping centre. We met some friends and the kids enjoyed the dancing, singing and rides on show! We got a bit more sun, than I was planning on, then we went for lunch with friends afterwards. It was one of those beautiful unplanned days that totally go off the schedule you had in your head. I was starting to worry, but I still managed to get the dress made and photographed well before the sun went down that evening, so it is pretty quick. I used snaps instead of buttons and button holes which saved me a good amount of time too.
My favourite way to hem a circle skirt is to use bias tape. I didn’t have enough mustard yellow in my stash, so I had to be happy with over locking and turning it up this time. If I’m being completely honest I will probably go back and do it with bias when I get some, because I am a details person and it hurts my eyes!
Here’s a pic of what your dress could look like if you follow the instructions with the sliders on the straps, just for comparison. It looks so fabulous in stripes!
Now if you are a One Thimble fan or have been enjoying my One Thimble posts, you will want to check out the OT Sewing Enthusiasts Facebook Group, as the 4th Birthday Celebration prize is ALL 17 ISSUES!!!! I kid you not…