May 13, 2014

One Thimble Bow Trim Dress

A new edition of One Thimble is releasing on Friday.  I had so much fun sewing up the Ranger Shorts and Steam Train Shirt from the least edition, so I was excited when Jen asked me to sew something from this new edition too.  And I was even more excited when that something was this sweet little Bow Trim Dress!

The dress is a simple yoke with a gathered skirt.  Then it has this really neat bow trim made by pleating a strip of fabric then gathering it into little bows along the neckline. 

The dress pattern, which fits sizes 0-3 months to size 8, is designed by Jen of Ainslee Fox.  This is the second one of her patterns I have sewn and I have been really impressed with both of them.  Her instructions are great and easy to follow and she always teaches me something new, which I love.  On this dress the yoke is sewn on different than any pattern I have sewn before, at first I though it was odd but after doing it Jen’s way I feel like I have been sewing yokes backwards my whole life!

The dress closes with buttons all the way down the back, perfect for dressing a toddler!

If you are like me, you may be wondering how that sweet bow trim holds up in the wash.  Well don’t worry, I tested it!  Ok, actually Em spilled chocolate milk all over her dress before I could get it photographed so I had to wash it…but it washes great!

The main fabric on my dress is from the Lottie Da line by Heather Bailey. I won a few half yard cuts of this line from The Bailey Girls in a giveaway over at Pattern Revolution (woohoo!) I really love the teals and purples in it.  I paired it with some white Kona Cotton for the yoke and a purple dot fabric I picked up a while ago at JoAnn’s.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out the new edition of One Thimble on Friday, there is some really great stuff in there.  I have my eye on a cute women’s dress pattern that they have in this edition!


  1. Such a cute dress! I'd love for you to link this up with this week's Tuesday Sews Giveaway at PiePie Designs:

  2. What a lovely dress and the girl! The ribbon makes the dress so unique. I love the fabric you chose!

    1. Thanks Annie! I agree, the bow trim is so great!

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