You guys! One Thimble Issue 19 is available now and packed full of articles and patterns you’re going to love! Today I’m sharing two of the pdf patterns and a quick rundown of which articles I think you need to check out first. With 10 pdf patterns and 28 articles it was hard to narrow them down, but here are the first pieces to catch my eye this issue. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are mine.
Let’s start with the Playtime Dress (*affiliate link) contributed by Sew By Pattern Pieces. This dress has a cute A-line shape that’ll look great on any of the sized 1-14 kids it was drafted for.
I sewed a size 7 with the shorter length and short sleeves for my almost seven year old girl. She fits the 7 sizing in the chest and waist, but the length is still a little long on her which is why I cut the shorter length. I could have sized down to the 6, but my hope is this fun dress will get more wear out if it with the extra length.
The pattern is well written and full of great sewing with knits tips if you are a newbie to knitwear. My favorite part is definitely the pockets and all of the opportunities there to introduce some pattern and colorblocking. The way the pockets are constructed is really great and she offers you a few different methods so you can choose one which is comfortable to you.
My girl and I are both happy with how this Playtime Dress (*affiliate link) turned out and I know you’ll love this pattern as well. In case you’re curious about the fabrics, they are both from Wolf and Rabbit Custom Fabrics and are a dream to sew.
Next up is the Pixel Pullover (*affiliate link) by Jennuine Design. I’ve been a fan of hers for years so I’m sure you’ve seen her other patterns on here and this most recent is another winner. This sweatshirt is a super quick sew (all bands and no hemming!) and will for sure be a staple here this winter. The saddle sleeve gives it a unique twist and was really fun to sew. Kind of a cross between a raglan sleeve and a set it sleeve, the saddle sleeve sits nicely on the shoulder giving it some shape while still offering plenty of wiggle room to feel like a warm hug when worn.
I sewed a size 7 in a Birch Fabrics interlock (from Imagine Gnats) for the main body and a cotton/lycra from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for the accents. The pattern recommends heavier weight fabrics, but I wanted to sew a lighter version since we’re entering into the full heat of summer here in Maryland. I like the way the C/L drapes in this shawl collar version and can’t wait to sew a winter version with some great sweatshirt knits this fall!
So now I have to tell you that this first article I read by Jessie Clark just stunned me. I love how this eco-dyed fabric turned out and you need to catch the full article to see how she made it and how you can make something similar for yourself. I was so impressed with the detail of this article and can’t wait to try this out later this year. I think it’s something my girl would love to get in on as well. And quickly – since we’re talking about fabric design – I wanted to mention another great article submitted by Katie Magrplis called Design and Print Your Own Fabric which really captured my attention as well. So much good stuff in this issue!
If you don’t already have a subscription or want to make a one-time purchase, head over to One Thimble Issue 19 (*affiliate link). Remember that the dollar amount is shown in Australian dollars and there is so much value for what you pay. And don’t forget to see what everyone else on the tour has sewn!