Aug 21, 2014

Honey Gum Dress

I am so excited to share this dress with you today!  This is the Honey Gum Dress, it is a pattern by Jen Ainslee Fox and you can find it in the newest issue of One Thimble (along with my pattern for the Sunny Daytripper :) )

I am not big on ruffles and frill so this sundress is just my style!  It is has a simple bodice and gathered skirt. There is also an option to add some decorative ties to the shoulders.

I have mentioned before that Jen always teaches me something new when it sew her patterns, which is one reason why I love them so much.  This time it was a sneaky way to turn the bodice with those skinny straps and a little tape trick to get the stitching just perfect around the back zip.

The dress patten is for sizes 1-12, Ems measurements put her perfectly in the size 1 and the fit is great.  I added a little extra length because I just know she is going to hit a growth spurt soon and I want this dress to last a while.

I made Em's dress from some fabric from modas Bluebird Park line.  I have been holding onto this fabric for a while now waiting for the perfect dress pattern for it.  I just love it on this simple sundress!

The dress closes with a zipper in the back and Jen makes the zipper installation a breeze!

Thanks Jen for the awesome dress pattern!  You can find this pattern in the newest issue of One Thimble.  This issue is packed with so much great stuff and it has 10 PDF patterns!

Aug 15, 2014

The Shawl Neck Pullover

Did you guys see the PJ set I made A from a pattern in the new boys Bundle UP promo over at Pattern Revolution?  I am over there again today sharing another pattern from the bundle, this Shawl Collar Pullover by GreenStyle.


This pullover turned out so cute and was a surprisingly quick sew!

I made my pullover with the same mustard Ponte de Roma I used for his explorer hoodie, so this pullover is not too heavy, it will be perfect for fall.  A was a real trooper to stand out in the muggy August heat in it for these photos!

You can check out my full review of this pattern with all the details over at Pattern revolution today.

Aug 14, 2014

The Sunny Daytripper

So you know how much I love the ezine One Thimble, right? I have raved about patterns from the ezine here, here, and hereIssue four just released today and it is packed full of good stuff.  But the best part…guess who has a pattern in it….this girl!!

I was so flattered and excited when Jen contacted me and asked if I would like to be a contributor for this new issue.  She mentioned liking some of the bag tutorials I have here on the blog so I decided to come up with a bag pattern to contribute.  And here is what I came up with… the Sunny Daytripper!


I designed this bag to be a kid’s weekender bag, something fun for weekend trips to grandma’s house or to take to sleepovers.  But it is a really great size to be a women’s carryall or even a diaper bag.


The bag is 13” wide, 12” tall, and 5” deep and the handles have an 8” drop.  It also has an optional shoulder strap. 


The Sunny Daytripper has 1 exterior pocket on the front and 2 exterior side pockets.  And it has 4 pockets on the inside, perfect for holding smaller treasures!


You can get the pattern in the new One thimble issue or you can buy it by itself over at the One Thimble website. 

It is really fun to see a pattern I designed in One Thimble!  I am so thankful to Jen for this fun opportunity and also to the awesome ladies that helped me test and perfect this pattern, I will be sharing some of the photos of the great bags they made soon!
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