Has it been 3 months already? Survey says… YES! Issue 15 of the sewing e-zine One Thimble was released a few days ago. As usual there are some really great patterns to be found with this issue. I tested a couple of the patterns and I chose 2 others to make my newly turned 6 year old a complete outfit.
First up from FABulous Home Sewn is the Military Messenger Bag. This bag was a great sew. It wasn’t difficult or fiddly. The longest part of making the bag for me was choosing the fabric. I always have one thing in mind and then change my mind constantly… It’s awful, but Mr. Six loves it. It’s big for him. It was designed for tweens and up, but he doesn’t care. He loves it.
The bag is a decent size and holds quite a bit. I had 3 books in there and had room for plenty more; an iPad, a notebook, or a 1 inch 3 ring binder. There are no inside pockets, but they are easily added for more storage options in the bag.
Up next I made Pattern #116 from Thread Faction. This cardigan was my first Thread Faction pattern. I was very pleased with it. The longest part for me again was choosing fabric (apparently, this is something I need to really work on). Once I chose those we were cooking with gas.
Mr. Six is perpetually cold, so this is a great layering piece for all 4 seasons.
The pattern instructions are very easy to follow and for those of you that like the option of quick instructions those are included as well. She also includes lots of tips about knit fabric for those of you new to knits. I really hate this cliched and over used phrase in the sewing world, but I do have more planned. They’re very quick to sew up and can be made as neutral or as flashy as you would like.
Lastly, I made the Dax Trousers from Gracious Threads. They are a slim fit pant that is just what we need. My child is tall and skinny. Store bought pants just don’t work for him unless I buy him super skinny (yes, those are a thing). I made him the straight 6 and cut them into shorts. They also feature welt pockets. They are very easy. Don’t be intimidated by them.
I omitted the tabs and decided to use a contrast thread on the inside to create a simple contrast once rolled. I LOVE them. Simple, but perfect. They can be dressed up or down. He needed a chameleon in his wardrobe and I think this pattern fits the bill.
I am very pleased with my makes. I love patterns that come together fairly quickly and look classic. They can all be found in Issue 15. Each season One Thimble does an awesome job of putting together patterns that work well together. It’s almost a mini capsule in each issue.
Through Monday you can purchase the e-zine and get a fun set of printable hipster photo prop sticks for $18.46 US ($25 AUD). The issue features 10 PDF sewing patterns and 29 sewing articles.
Please check out the other blogs participating in this tour. You are going to love what has been made. Each issue these ladies outdo themselves!