One Thimble Issue 17 is hot off the presses and I’m super excited to share one of the patterns included in the e-zine with you today! This issue (as always with OT) is packed full with patterns and articles that I know you’ll love. The Nori Dress, designed by my friend Karly of Paisley Roots was one that I’d been eagerly anticipating since she showed me the line drawings ages ago. I am so thrilled with this pattern and love that it’s been including in this Summer issue of One Thimble. There are affiliate links included in this post, but all opinions are mine and OT quite simply rocks, so there’s that.
The Nori Dress (*affiliate link) has sizes 2-12 and is a halter style top with side cut outs and a circle skirt. It’s a perfect dress for mid summer, but of course our weather finally turned to the frigid two days ago which is the exact same time Bean started coming down with a terrible cough. Coincidence? Ugh. Anyway, she braved the cold and we were able to get a few good pics of this stunning, summery dress.
You guys, even in our sunroom with the fireplace on it was only 24 degrees. That’s way too cold for no sleeves, but she loves this dress enough to power through. Also, the heat might have been cranking out onto her back in these pics so she was happy to oblige.
I wanted to pair the denim circle skirt with a plaid and I found this gorgeous plaid shirting with copper stitching which was kismet. The weight of the skirt pulls down the top a bit, but the nice thing about the Nori pattern is that the straps have sliders on them so all we did was adjust the sliders to sit in the front and there’s no slipping of the bodice.
This dress will be a summer favorite for sure. Those lucky southern hemisphere peeps are already entering summer, but the rest of us will have to dream. I do think this version of the dress would look great with an open cardi layer so I know we’ll get some holiday wear out of it this year.
The back is the most stunning. Just look at it; such beautiful lines and the snaps (or buttons) on the bodice sides really give you a secure fit as well as adding to the style of the dress.
As usual, Paisley Roots’ pattern instructions are clear and the finishes of the dress are clean. One of the nice features of this pattern is that the way it is constructed, the bodice and skirt can be made it two different sizes without having to do any blending or alterations. This one is a size 5 bodice with a size 6 skirt, which is spot on with Bean’s measurements. I really adore the circle skirt portion of this pattern and plan to use it solo for more skirts this winter.
Not only was it freezing for these pics, but the early morning sun was shining right in her eyes. That made for some hysterical faces, let me tell you.
I hope to feature more One Thimble Issue 17 makes over the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime you can purchase yours (including the early bird bonus through the weekend) here (*affiliate link). And check out all the great makes in the blog tour below!