One Thimble Issue 16 is available now and this issue is so dreamy, guys! The theme is Under The Sea and is packed full with 11 PDF sewing patterns and 26 articles. As a part of the blog tour I immediately jumped on the High Tide Trousers by Made by Jack’s Mum for my first OT16 sew.
These are a relaxed fit, unisex trouser that includes a button tab to switch from trouser length to a long shorts length which is a fun detail.
Perfect for a day at the beach right? I made a size 7 for Bean, as I wanted to be sure the hip/waist area fit correctly and the fit is just right. The length is a little long, but I expected as much. We’ll probably have them cuffed up to shorts for this season anyway so I thought the extra length might extend the wear to next spring if I kept them unaltered.
The details in the pattern are so spot on. Since this is meant to be a unisex trouser pattern you have all the fun details that make for a good boy pattern which I really appreciate. With the faux fly and elastic waistband construction is a breeze as well.
I bought this amazing Chambray from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and when it arrived it screamed airy beach wear to me so it was just perfect for these trousers. The soft lavender color gives it an almost linen look and the whole time I was sewing with it I was jealous that I didn’t hoard the fabric for myself, hehe. Always the sign of a great fabric, right? For the photos I paired them with with this Springtail Sundress top that I made TWO YEARS ago, can you believe it?? Bean looks like a baby in this post I wrote about the 150th Anniversary of Alice and I love that the top is still in heavy rotation around here. The pattern for the top (and dress view) can be found on Imagine Gnats.
The welt pockets in back were probably the most challenging part of the sew, but the instructions are top notch. I generally like to do my welts a different way, but if you follow the pattern instructions exactly I can assure you that you’ll get an absolutely perfect welt pocket finish. I was very impressed with the picture details and full text description of this section of the pattern.
The pattern runs from sizes preemie through 12 years so there are a lot of options there. I couldn’t be more happy with these trousers and am super glad they were my first One Thimble Issue 16 sew! I can’t wait to sit down with my tea and read all the articles in this issue. This is the first issue in awhile where I haven’t had an article or pattern involved so I seriously am so excited to take it all in. Have you purchased your OT16 issue (*affiliate link) yet? You can purchase the High Tide Trousers stand alone pattern here, but don’t forget to enter to win the complete issue in the Rafflecopter below and then check out all the other amazing One Thimble Issue 16 blog tour makes!
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