Oh my gosh! Where do I even start? One thimble Issue 16 is here and it is bigger, brighter and more beautiful than ever!
Included in this issue are 11 awesome PDF patterns for the ridiculous price of AUS$25:
High Tide Trousers (NB-12)
Triton Tank (1-12)
Scuttle Shorts (3-12)
Hally Dress (1-12)
Miss Olivia Dress (Ladies AU 6-20)
Pearlie Dress (1-12)
Makana Mermaid Skirt (2-4, 5-7, 8-10)
Melody Mermaid Tail (3-8)
Mermaid Pocket Doll & Shell (handsewn)
Murray is a Merman (Free Motion Applique)
Meg is a Mermaid (Free Motion Applique)
What a steal! It’s a gorgeous collection that will fill your wardrobes full of practical warmer weather staples! The Under The Sea theme is designed with comfort and fun in mind for our upcoming Australian Spring. Don’t think that if you are headed into Fall that this magazine is not for you though, One Thimble is very versatile and has something for everyone.
I have absolutely jumped on the One Thimble Fan-wagon this year and with each Issue I have sewn more and more! So far in testing this issue I have made 2 Triton tanks, 2 pairs of Scuttle shorts, 2 Hally dresses, a Pearlie dress and 2 Makana Mermaid skirts! I am proud to say that I have contributed another article to this issue as well, looking at mashing sizes in PDF patterns for the right fit! So grab your coffee and vanilla slice, we could be here for a while with all the pics I have taken!
First let’s take a look at the Hally Casual Dress! These dresses were such a fun project! They were designed by Jen of Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns in sizes 1-12, who also happens to be the Editor and Creator of One Thimble.
I love the loose comfortable fit and the combinations are endless with fabric mixing here!
I made one using the magical first binding method and then we also decided to try a traditional bias method, so you can see both versions here.
It has a simple elastic back with no buttons and zips!
If I’d had enough 1 inch gingham, that would have been my pick for this dress, so don’t be suprised if you see that version pop up soon!
I’m putting a little grid of pics in here, because you’ll be scrolling for days if I add all our pictures individually 😉
Next up is the Pearlie Dress & Peplum in sizes 1-12 by Peach Patterns.
It is a dolman style tshirt dress with a gathered skirt. There are 2 fit options to choose from and we chose the slim fit. It includes 3 pocket styles, but we chose to leave the pocket off for this version.
It is a super comfortable dress and a nice fast sew. This is my girls’ favourite style, they are into simple design and it lets you mix fabrics to change up the look. I can see a million combinations for this dress.
I love the high-low hem which curves up to the side seams. I also love her styling, and she loves her new tie dye socks with a cause from Help Astrid!
Every outfit needs matching bows, so I fussy cut these from the same gorgeous pastel rainbow leopard cotton lycra I used for the bodice!
Next up is the Triton Tank! It’s a casual knit pattern also by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns. It works best with fabrics that have a fluid drape (which you can actually read all about in the article on page 64)!
It can be made in sizes 1-12 and I love the roomy fit. This outfit made my kids so happy, they are all about the t-shirts and shorts! It doesn’t matter how many pretty dresses I make, they will always go straight for the basics! Can you blame them – look how comfortable they look!
That is definitely my new mission… Sew all the basics!
The Scuttle Shorts are also by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns and team perfectly with the tank. They can be made in sizes 3-12 in knit fabric. As you can see here, they are a unisex pattern in 2 lengths (Shorty & Jamaica lengths). I made both of mine with the panels and pockets, because they are so cute for colour blocking, but there is a simple plain option too, that would be a super fast sew.
My guy loves both this tank and shorts, I had to keep hiding them until we got a chance to take photos or he would have worn them out!
I’m sure you can spot sand and bark all over them from their little adventures this afternoon! This spot on the bay is just gorgeous and full of old trees to climb on.
We happened to hit this spot right on low tide on the most beautiful winters day! It was 4:30pm and it was so warm (25C)!
If you happen to visit us in the near future, you may find us back at that spot, with some deck chairs and drinks next time I think!
I have to show you our Makana Mermaid Skirts from testing too! They totally deserved their own blog post, because I took so many cute pics of them in testing! This particular weekend we happened to experience some horrendous weather associated with an event known as an East Coast Low. Think Winter on steroids – RAIN, WIND, COLD! I also happened to be sick as a dog to match the weather! I dragged myself out to get the pics and we jagged a tiny bit of sunshine! My husband couldn’t believe we were going to the beach, but I knew we would sneak them in.
Now I know you’ve seen a lot, but every Issue I have said that Free Motion Applique is on my to-do list, so if we roll around to the Issue 17 tour and it hasn’t happened, give me a virtual tap on the shoulder and maybe a bit of a glare or something… I’m saying it – I will be FMA-ing that damn gorgeous Meg the Mermaid come hell or high water! So keep me honest and make sure it happens!
We are very lucky (and SUPER EXCITED as you can see below…) to be giving away a copy of Issue 16! So click the Raffle copter link below for your chance to win!
I hope you like the fun things I’ve made to celebrate this issue!
Make sure to stop by the other bloggers to see what they have made!
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