Sunday, February 14, 2016

One Thimble Issue 10 Review

It's back!!!  One Thimble Issue 10 is now available and packed with some great patterns!

I chose a couple cute patterns for Bitty Bee, and I plan on making a few things for Gamer, too.

First, I tried the Jolie Skirt from FAM.  This was my first FAM pattern to make and I was very pleased.  The skirt has two options, either a pleated front or a flat front.  I made the flat front skirt out of some pretty Batik fabric I had gotten at Quilt Market.

I love that the pattern included an actual pattern piece for not only the skirt pieces, but also for the waistband, instead of just measurements.  To me, having pattern pieces for everything just makes cutting out so much easier.

The skirt was very simple to put together and took less than an hour from start to finish.  Bitty Bee wants to make more of them, and this is a pattern that she can easily make on her own (with supervision, of course).

I wanted her to have a shirt to match her new skirt.  I bought a plain t-shirt from the store and used the applique files from the Swoodson Says Adventure Flags (also in this issue) to show our creative side.  Freezer paper and fabric paint, plus some rhinetones, and she has an awesome custom shirt that perfectly describes her attitude.

I also made the Willow Dress from Bubby & Me for her.  For someone who has sewn her whole life, I don't have much experience with knit and I'm trying to change that.

I left the sleeve ruffles off when making this dress, Bitty Bee is starting to dislike them on her clothing.  Without the ruffle, the pattern opens up to possible color blocking with some contrast.  For this one, I kept it all the same.

Again, this pattern includes actual pattern pieces for all of the pieces, which makes cutting the fabric so much easier.

I also plan on adding some length to the bodice and making her some t-shirts with this pattern.

Issue 10 is full of great patterns, articles, and sewing advice.  Go pick up your copy today
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  1. Love those outfits. Bitty Bee looks great in them. I am having the same issue with my 11 yr old granddaughter when it comes to ruffles, and she loves things with knit fabrics. Would love to have this issue.

  2. What a great read and love the idea of color blocking - genius!

  3. Well done! Great idea to use the applique on a shirt!