Sunday, August 16, 2015

One Thimble Vol. 8 Tour

I'm here on the One Thimble Vol. 8 blog tour today with a sweet little pattern from the Australian sewing magazine! Contributor Maris produced this beautiful Cosmos Skirt and Purse pattern, and I created a little felt corsage to go with it.

**I received the pattern free of charge for the tour; as always, all words and opinions are my own.**



Cosmos has a dainty scalloped hem on the reversible skirt, echoed by the scalloped edge on the purse flap. It's a little more time consuming, taking some precision and care to look nice, but it's well worth the effort! I love the look.

One Thimble contains an assortment of patterns in each issue, varying from clothing to decor to toys. In Volume 8, there are 12 patterns (!!) along with many articles - sewing techniques, tips, and tricks for everyone to use, from beginners to the advanced sewist.


The Cosmos Skirt is completely reversible - the side seams and hems are enclosed, and the waistband is finished with fold-over elastic. I chose semi-coordinating fabrics, but yours don't have to - as long as they both coordinate with the waistband FOE! I used the same lining inside the purse, so the pieces go together. Her top is a Dahlia by Golden Rippy that I made a while back, and it just happens to match this outfit perfectly! I just had to add a little felt flower for a sweet detail.

Sizing is from 2-10 on the skirt, and the purse has two strap lengths suggested (though you can measure and cut any length you prefer) - one for over the shoulder, and one for a handbag (which I chose). I added a little heart snap. :)


You can pick up your copy of One Thimble to get this adorable skirt and purse pattern (and lots more!) here, or enter the giveaway below to win a copy (or a refund if you've already purchased!) Make sure you check out the rest of the posts along the tour for more peeks and inspiration!

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9 comments:

  1. I really love that skirt and purse. They are so beautiful! I love having reversible skirts.

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    1. Thanks Melissa!
      I think I love having reversible skirts too - this is the first one I've made but it seems very useful, particularly with small children... ;)

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  2. cute skirt and purse! The felt flower is a pretty touch as well :)

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    1. Thank you Ula :) I might be newly addicted to felt accessories, they're fun!

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  3. It looks great with the short handle! I love the fabrics you've chosen!

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    1. :D Thank you Jen! Thanks for having me play along, this was a lot of fun and I just love the pattern!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know what to use that Paris fabric for, I think it's perfect here! :)

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  5. Very cute, I know my daughter will love this pattern with matching bag- although I think she would be tempted by the dress pattern in the magazine too:)

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