One Thimble Issue 20 is available now and it’s filled with so many great PDFs and articles that I couldn’t stop making things in preparation for this post! Below you’ll find all the details about what I’ve made so far and there’s even a huge giveaway to win OT shop credit! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are mine.
One Thimble (*affiliate link) – as I’m sure you know by now – is a sewing e-zine chock full of PDF patterns for boys, girls, women, and home goods PLUS a ton of articles relevant to the home or business sewist. One of my favorite parts of this quarterly e-zine is reading the articles, so I shocked even myself with how quickly I ran straight to the patterns this time and got to sewing. Guess what that means? This post will be live on a Saturday morning and I’ll most likely be simultaneously sipping some tea and pouring through those fantastic articles I haven’t yet had time to read while my daughter is busy watching cartoons with her father….don’t be too jealous.
My first make for OT20 was actually made earlier this summer as I help Swoodson Says do a final testing of her Big Ocean (*affiliate link) appliques. The pattern gives tips for applique and it’s perfect for both a first timer or someone who’s an old pro. I made these for some cutey twin boys and I love how they used up some scraps (knit or woven) from my stash. The shirt and bummies patterns aren’t in OT20, but there’s a GREAT pattern for showcasing an applique in this issue that I’ll show you in just a minute. But first I want to mention these great tee and bummie fabrics are all Cotton Lycra from Wolf & Rabbit and you absolutely can’t go wrong with one of her solids. I use them for all of Bean’s leggings and they held up incredibly well to all the wear and laundering this past winter.
So here’s another version of the shark Big Ocean applique, but this time it’s on another OT20 pattern: the Ringer Raglan (*affiliate link) from Thread Faction Studio. This PDF includes sizes 2-10 and has both a traditional ringer tee and this baseball length sleeve options. It’s unisex and I made this one in size 2 for my nephew while we were visiting earlier this month. I love Thread Faction and know I can count on a great quality pattern from her so I get excited when she pairs with One Thimble!
And – YAY – she has TWO patterns in this issue! Thread Faction Studio also designed this super fun Retro Romper (*affiliate link) for One Thimble Issue 20, and it’s already a favorite around the blogosphere. Again this one is sizes 2-10 and perfectly suited for all those great Cotton Lycra prints you have in your stash.
I couldn’t resist using these retro cassette tapes from Wolf & Rabbit Fabrics for such a cute retro shaped romper. Also, can we talk about how long Bean’s legs look this summer? I’m getting ready to sew up some fall/winter clothes for her and I don’t even know where to begin with lengths since I’m afraid those legs will hit another growth spurt in a couple of months!
The Retro Romper is a quick sew with great details on how to sew the foldover bindings. This is a size 7 and a perfect fit. Her chest is a little smaller than the pattern’s size 7 measurements, but it doesn’t gape at the armscye so I’m fine with the extra room there in the hopes it’ll get some wear next year too. Fingers crossed!
Sorry to digress, but this is the face she says all models are supposed to make. I don’t even know where she’s learned this, but it was cracking me up. Anyway, back to the details… I used some Kam snaps from I Like Big Buttons since I was too lazy to take the time for actual buttons on this romper. I love that coral color with the cassette print and the solid mint so it’s a win.
And finally I sewed up a quick Surfen Cover Up (*affiliate link) from The Eli Monster which is one of TWO beach/pool cover ups offered in One Thimble Issue 20. This pattern is sized 1-2 years through 16 years, so it’s a nice wide range. I sewed up a size 7/8 and it’s just perfect for my girl.
Bean chose some fabric I was given by a friend (a vintage bed sheet from her grandmother!) and it’s the perfect weight for a summer cover up. Paired with some quilting cotton for the neckline, this was a quick and fun sew from the stash project.
The pattern calls for a button closure in the back, but I chose to use my favorite Keyhole Neckline Closure technique which I coincidentally wrote a post about for One Thimble ages ago! Spoiler alert – Your girl won’t get her long hair caught in a button and you can find out all the details and a link to the post here.
With 10 PDFs and 23 articles in One Thimble Issue 20 (*affiliate link) you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss the Early Bird Bonus coloring sheets, so click over and buy yours today! Don’t forget that the pricing is listed in Australian Dollars so do a quick google conversion to see just how great a steal the e-zine price is in your own currency. And of course enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win shop credit to snatch up some previous issues of One Thimble or go toward a subscription!
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As usual, the One Thimble Issue 20 blog tour is amazing and you won’t want to miss out: