Browse Month: August 2017

Blog Tour | One Thimble E-Zine Issue 16

Who’s ready to check out a new issue of One Thimble??  I’m super excited to be sharing a few of the patterns available in Issue 16, they are so much fun!  This usually goes without saying but staff at One Thimble and contributors have nailed it again, I want to make pretty much everything in this issue!!  Now who has a magic potion for making more time????   (Please note: Affiliate links are used in this post.  If you choose to purchase a product that i’ve shared I will receive a small compensation that contributes to my sewing fund so that I can keep sharing!)

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To give you a little peek into this issue I made the Scuttle Shorts and Triton Singlet both by Ainslee Fox.  With school back in session, we need comfy, easy everyday wear, and these seemed like the perfect option.


The Triton Singlet is a looser, relaxed fit tank, designed with a slightly shorter front.  The pattern markings show you exactly where to make adjustments if you’d prefer a longer style but we really loved the fit just as is.   I also secretly love this because it’s perfect for boys too, if you know anything about me you know I love patterns that both kids can benefit from!


Quick tangent… can you even stand the cuteness of these frenchies????  This fabric is from Piccadilly Textiles and is gorgeous! If you haven’t ever worked with really amazing quality cotton lycra you need to give this a try, plus those pups! haha!

The Scuttle Shorts have 2 length options; shorty, which you see pictured here, and jamaica length, which is slightly longer.  They can also be made with a plain front or with the pockets, and with two options for the waistband (which i’m sorry!! i just realized I didn’t get a pic to share!)  The pattern cover inspired me to use this french terry and I really love how all you need to do is turn it inside out on the pockets for built in contrasting fabric.

Just a tip… if you like both of these patterns, you should really buy the whole e-zine!  For just a few more dollars (vs buying individually) you will receive TEN patterns!! Plus even more tutorials and tons of amazing content!  Want to see more from this issue??  Check out all the other stops on the blog tour!

Hip Hop Tank Blog Tour – My Geeky Side

I have had the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank pattern for well over a year and i’m embarrassed to say before now, i’d never made one! I know right?!?   Jumping on this blog tour seemed like a great reason to dust it off and get to making.


Ok, so we all have that deep dark secret right??  No, it’s not a dirty one, just one that i don’t think everyone knows about me.  I am a HUGE Game of Thrones fan!!  EEK!   So marrying two of my favorite things, sewing and fandom seemed like a perfect idea.  This map fabric from Backstitch Fabrics was hiding on my shelf waiting for the perfect project and I think this was it!


While the pattern has amazing options on its own, I really wanted to add a little twist of my own and decided to make the back in 2 pieces rather than the standard tulip bottom.  For the back I used this gorgeous black and white knit that I was lucky enough to pick up from Quilt Market.   Its from the new Blake Cotton Jersey collection by Carolyn Friedlander that should be hitting shops this month!


One of my favorite things about this pattern is there’s a similar girl’s version. You can buy the bundle here.  I love patterns that I can duplicate for my daughter, and I’m certain this is a style she would really like!


IF you want to see a few versions in the girls style be sure to check out the other stops on the tour, there’s some REALLY cute girls versions sewn up!

July 31 Sew Shelly Sew   Wholesome Mama   Kainara Stitches

August 1 Stitches by Laura   MeMade   Very Blissful

August 2 Handcrafted by RED   Sprouting Jube Jube   Sewn at Seams

August 3 Sewing Curves   Beri Bee Designs   Phat Quarters

August 3 Ruby Rue Creations,   Sew and Tell Project   All Things Katy

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting me share!

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