It's here! One Thimble Issue 9 has been released and it's packed full of sewing goodness!
One Thimble is an e-zine packed full of patterns (usually 6-10 per issue), tutorials, sewing articles, and tips on growing your sewing business. Each issue costs $25 AUD (approx. $18 US), which is a great deal for all that's included! Plus, you get exclusive coupon codes just for OT readers!
I was so excited to join in on the release blog tour and chose three patterns from the e-zine to make and review. Looking through the options, I fell in love with the Ringmaster Top and Pants right off the bat.
Bitty Bee is growing up, and with that, she's not as fond of ruffles as she once was. I made a few small adjustments to make her smile.
On the Ringmaster Pants, instead of doing the ruffles, I found a really cute off-white trim. I made them out of some denim from my stash, and though you can't see it in the pictures, the waistband is the same fabric as the Ringmaster Top.
The Ringmaster Top originally had a small ruffle as trim on the front, but I took the trim I used on the pants and doubled it up to pull the whole outfit together.
Bitty Bee loves this outfit and I especially love the Ringmaster Top. The elastic on the sides do a nice job of pulling it in and giving it a nice shape. I'll be adding a lot of this style to her wardrobe in the future! And this is one that she will probably be able to make on her own. She has been doing really well in her sewing classes and now has her very own sewing machine!
I also made The Statement Clutch from Two Pretty Poppets. I had never made one of their patterns before, and I was pleased with how it came out. I did make a few changes, since it's for Bitty Bee.
Right now, she's all about having purses and bags and backpacks, so I added a second D-ring to the other side of the clutch, so that I could add an adjustable strap, making it more like a mini-messenger bag. I also used a magnetic snap closure on it and added an iron-on patch that I made out of an Urban Threads embroidery design.
The other modification I made was adding a divider inside of the clutch. This was a simple mod, I used the main bag pattern piece to cut my divider and then basted it onto the back lining piece before sewing the two lining pieces together. Then I just followed the remaining directions.
And now the fun part! You can win your own copy of One Thimble Issue 9!
Also, be sure to visit all of the other stops on the One Thimble Issue 9 Tour
for lots of great sewing inspiration!
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