One Thimble Issue 13 Blog Tour


The newest issue of One Thimble is here!  It’s packed full of unique and fun kids patterns and so much sewing inspiration.  I’m excited to join in the release day fun and share two of my makes from Issue 13.


I was immediately drawn to these two bottom patterns- the Peg Shorts by Tadah Patterns and the Orbis Skinny Harems from Sofilantjes.  I love that they both come with a ton of options!

charlie4The Orbis Skinny’s are a unisex pattern in sizes 12 months to 14 years.  They are loose in the hips then almost legging tight through the calf- such a hip silhouette!  You can make them in 3/4 or long length.


The pocket is one big piece that is so unique and such a great place to use those fun scraps.


The asymmetrical faux fly is such a show stopper!  My little guy wanted snaps instead of buttons and I love the finished pants.


Those pockets and the amazing french terry have won this guy over.  He has worn them constantly since I made them!


I was loving the Peg Shorts pattern and was excited to make them work with our quickly dropping temperatures.  In a gorgeous red cordoroy layered over tights, these are just perfect!


I love the buttons on the front and the classic style.


Gold details make these a fab choice for the upcoming holidays.


They come in sizes 3-10 and have a ton of adorable features.  You can do back welt pockets and Kawaii ruffles or a skirt front as well.  The back elastic waistband makes these super comfy too!


We struggled to get photos in after school one day.  Anyone else struggling with Daylight Savings?  I love the sunshine in the morning but it seems like it gets dark so quickly these days!


This tour is full of amazing bloggers and so, so much inspiration.  Make sure you check it all out and pick up your issue here.

11/10 Pattern Revolution, Beri Bee Designs, The Sew and Tell Project, SewSophieLynn

11/11 Create 3.5, GAAFMACHINE

11/12 Tales of a Tester, Little Cumquat, Call Ajaire

11/13 Happy Okapi, Sunflower Seams, Stitches by Laura

11/14 Made by Sara, Candice Ayala, Filles a Maman

11/15 House of Estrela, Snickerdoodle Stew, Swoodson Says

11/16 The Lady and the Gents, Lulu & Celeste, Pear Berry Lane

11/17 Finn’s Door, Blue Wren Handmade, Once Upon a Sewing Machine, Just Add Fabric

I’ll leave you with this cutie 😉  Pants not pictured just luscious blonde locks in need of a haircut.  Everytime I cut his hair he looks years older and it just about kills me.  This mama is struggling letting go of her ‘baby’.


Sofilantjes Anniversary Tour


Sofilantjes is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary and I’m so happy I get to join in the party!



So many amazing bloggers and sponsors and HUGE giveaways you won’t want to miss!


For my stop on the tour I’ve got a simple hack on the Omni Tempore.  With it’s crossover hood and kangaroo pocket, I knew it would make the perfect swim cover-up for my girls.


They have a hand-me-down cover-up in french terry that is constantly fought over.  It’s the coziest, comfiest of all their covers and I knew I could recreate it in this yummy french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

I’ll share my simple tutorial so you can recreate this look for your little one.  You can use a regular knit to make a cute summer dress too!  I’m still new to tutorials so don’t expect too much 😉


Grab your pattern and supplies and let’s get started!  You are only altering the bodice pieces.



It helps if your ruler isn’t broken but if you have kids I’m sure a few of your supplies have met this fate too!  Make sure you measure from the top of the pattern piece (not shown to protect the designer).  I lined my top up with the top of my cutting mat so I measured down on my center seam also.




Easy peasy, right?  All we are doing is lengthening and adding a slight a-line to our bodice pieces.  From there we sew it up following the pattern tutorial.  Nothing mind blowing and easy enough for a beginner to do.


And you will have one happy girly when you are done!

It’s perfect for after swimming when we grab our favorite treat.  The first snow cone of the season means summer is right around the corner!  I dislike all things fruity- can’t even stand it, so my snow cone choices are limited but my kiddos sure love them!  What’s your favorite flavor?


We’re ready to hit the pool!


Make sure to check out the other stops on the tour for some more great twists on your favorite Sofilantjes patterns.  Use code CELEBRATE to take 25% off all patterns during the blog tour.  Join the Facebook Group to keep up to date on all the latest shop happenings and to be filled with inspiration!
From a Box Paisley RootsPattern Revolution SewSophieLynnBeri Bee DesignsSprouting Jube JubeCoral and Co.Create 3.5Jennifer for SofilantjesBellevi Vaahtokarkkimonsteri Sew JournersInspinration MoonStar Lucky MieNononsonsmoms Pienkel Tales of a Tester Adventures with Bubba and BugAll things Katy Candice AyalaRebel and MaliceLiesellove

We’ve also got an amazing Rafflecopter Giveaway for you today.  Enter to win 11 patterns!!! It will run until May 25, 12.00 AM (GMT+1) (Amsterdam time)

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Thanks for joining me!