One Thimble Issue 11 has just released! I’m excited to be sharing two patterns included in the quarterly Australian ezine that I was given a chance to preview and sew up. Let’s take a peek at some baby feet!
The Wild Things baby slippers include 7 different animal faces to create fun slip on baby shoes. I choose to make the bunnies. It was freezing the day I sewed these up so the cord and leather called to me from my fabric stash. I lined them in a soft flannel. They’ve been great to slide her on cold spring days.
One Thimble Issue 11 has released! I’m happy to be sharing to patterns that I was given the opportunity to review and sew up. One Thimble is a sewing ezine packed with different types of patterns. One of the two I’m sharing today is a cross stitch.
I have been cross stitching since I was a little kid, I find it relaxing to work on while decompressing from a busy day. This is only the second PDF cross stitch pattern I’ve used so it’s interesting to see the differences and similarities between a kit you would pick up at a big craft store. I love that Indie designers are offering more modern cross stitch patterns.
If you sew with PDF patterns you are likely aware of the growing trend to provide patterns that use layers. Today we’re going to give you a step-by-step on how to print a pdf pattern with layers if they are an option with your pattern.
When the Winter pattern collection went up on IndieSew I was once again sorely tempted. The tours and example sews that roll out are always beautiful, stylish, fit nicely, and well photographed. ALL of the temptation to pattern shop.
Baby bonnets continue! I have had a small amount of fake fur left over from some trapper hats I made a winter or so back that I couldn’t part with. With spring snow falling I found just the perfect way to use up my left over fuzzy fabric, a new spring hat!
I’ve struggled to get a hat that fits nice and snug to baby’s ears. Most hats that provide actual warmth seem to start sizing around 12 months. Not helpful. I’ve been stop gapping with hand mades, we’ve been blessed with relatives that knit. Now that we are swinging into spring I’m looking for lightweight, still warm-ish, hats that block the wind.
Enter the Pixie hat. The new See Kate Sew pattern is a super quick sew. It also is just small enough to be a great spot to use knit scraps.
The Cecilia tee has been a staple in our house since last summer, though we’ve been making long sleeve versions this winter. Thankfully we’re in the thaw and it’s time to plan a summer wardrobe. What better fit than a Cecilia dress! This is designed to follow the style of a RTW that she has worn thin.