We are sharing a look inside of One Thimble Issue 16. This magazine is full of amazing sews and projects! Flow along all week with the blog tour and enter to win a copy of the full edition!Read More
We have had a lot going on at Pattern Revolution over the last couple of months and we are excited to share some of those happenings with you today! Plus, because big changes are the perfect time for a celebration, we have some great prizes and fun planned for this week!
The only constant is change, and as the blog has grown, we have made many changes along the way. The biggest change this year is a change in the behind the scenes business of the Pattern Revolution blog. As many of you that have followed the blog for a while know Robin, the founder of the Pattern Revolution blog, has recently started a new endeavor with her husband: The Panacea Brewing Company, a kombucha brewery. We are so very excited for her and can't wait to see her success!
As a result of her new business, Robin is stepping away from the operation of the Pattern Revolution blog (but she is staying on as a team member!) But this means a new opportunity for Sarah, who took over operation of the blog as of January. Sarah has been a team member since the blog was started in 2013 and has a passion for sewing, crafting, educating and inspiring the art of sewing. Along with the changes in operation, we have added some new team members (see more about that in our Thursday blog post!) and have added some new sponsors and features. Stick around this week because we are going to talk more about that later!
One of the best things about sewing (besides the fabric and wonderful creations, of course) is the community. When we asked our sewing community to help us celebrate this week, we were overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone and as a result, we have 3 great days of giveaways! Today's post and giveaway is sponsored by the Pattern Revolution Blog Sponsors.
We are so thankful for the sponsors of the Pattern Revolution blog. They support not only this blog, but the overall sewing community by helping us to provide content, tutorials and inspiration to our followers and readers. The Pattern Revolution blog is about inspiring modern sewists and promoting modern sewing tools and techniques. Our sponsors help us do that every day and, in turn, support the entire genre of PDF sewing patterns and modern sewists. Our sponsors are listed below and have come together to help us put together a fantastic prize package. Plus, so that you can have the best in modern tools while you are sewing, Pattern Revolution is giving away an Oliso Iron to go along with the sponsors prizes. Enter below for your chance to win this fabulous package!
Sponsor Prize Package
Every quarter we get to preview the amazing One Thimble Magazine and today we're sharing a few sneak peeks and kicking off the One Thimble Issue 8 Blog Tour. Be sure to visit all the tour stops and enter to win a copy of the magazine at the bottom of this post!
Magazine Review by Kim
Hello Pattern Revolution readers! I am Kim from Kimmie Sew Crazy. Today I will be reviewing the most recent release of One Thimble Magazine, issue 8.
Of course when I saw the chance to review the whole magazine I jumped at it!!!! I request to do the full review every time I see the call, and then am a tiny bit disappointed when I am not picked. Well, not this time, here I am : ). Ok, blah, blah, blah…too much talking about me! : ) Let me get on with the review. So, what exactly is in issue 8 that you should be excited about?
First off and my favorite part- 12 really great patterns are included in this issue. I have made 4 of them and have every intention of making the rest. I made the Felt Succulents Headband, the Jackalope Tee, the Cosmos Reversible Skirt and the Cosmos Purse. All for Mila of course. In Australia, (the home of One Thimble) they are headed into summer. Here in Minnesota, summer is just about over. So I was happy to see I could use the patterns even though I am headed into the opposite season : ).
The Cosmos skirt may just be my favorite. It has a sweet scalloped hem, and lightly gathered waist. The skirt was very easy and a quick sew. This pattern is great for all levels of sewists and even suitable for a first project. I used a gorgeous Lecien fabric on both sides, because it is reversible : ) Whoops forgot to get a picture of the other side : ).
The Cosmos skirt includes a matching purse pattern, The Cosmos Purse. This may have been Mila’s favorite. I used Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Linen and another pretty Lecien fabric for the lining.
For the felt headband I used 100% wool felt, it is so pretty!!!! I just wish I owned a sheep so I could make Mila and endless supply. Why does wool have to be so spendy?
I added a bit of fluff to Mila’s Jackalope Tee. The fluff is not included in the pattern and I really wish I could remove it, but I think I would have a few holes in the fabric. So it is there for good. I just added lace as the accent. The fit is perfect on mila!
The 12 patterns are pretty awesome, but there really is so much more included in issue 8. The magazine also includes 3 how to projects, including snack bags. There is a really great article on photographing for your boutique business and a very comprehensive article on teaching kids to sew (I may have learned a few things myself) : ). My favorite article in the magazine is the spreadsheet geek!!! Lots of great info on bookkeeping for small business. We run three small business’ in my house, and really, I really needed that article : ).
Funny thing/side note...Mila has had a strange fear of frogs being in her shoes for the past few weeks. We just happened to find a toad during our little photoshoot. Guess what she was carrying around in her Cosmos Purse? Yep, that poor little toad : ). She set him free at the end, and thankfully has cured her fear of frogs in her shoes : ). Toddlers are goofy!
- Shoes- Livi & Luca
- All Woven fabric was provided by my super nice friend Chrisitine @ Threads and Stitches
- Wool Felt I grabbed at Hancock Fabrics : )
More One Thimble Projects by Team Pattern Revolution
We hope you've enjoyed a peek inside this issue of One Thimble. There are lots more great patterns and articles inside, so be sure to grab your copy on Friday! (8/14/15)
Enter to Win a Copy
So - you have seen the deals and the Inspiration (oh, wait, you missed it!?!?!? Check it out HERE!!!), now it is time to get sewing!!!! You know you have outfits that you still want to make, a rocking Backpack for the first day of school, or even that perfect jacket for the cool fall weather that is on it's way. But the summer is ending, and it can be hard to find inspiration - so we've got some inspiration for you!!!!!! PRIZES!!!!!!!!!!!Read More
Are you loving this!?!??! I sure am!!!!!!!!!!
Today we take a look at outfits that can work for business cassual for a variety of shapes. We've got a Rectangle, a pear, and another rectangle - no hourglass -no inverted triangle...... hahahah sometimes your body just doens't fit one mold, and that is when you get to just be YOU and choose what makes you feel beautiful.
Don't forget to enter yesterday's giveaway for patterns and fabric!!!Read More
Welcome back, we are sharing more shapes, more patterns, and an awesome giveaway for you today!!!!
Today we are looking at some pretties, pretty dresses that will make you feel pretty!
After you have read all the awesome stories and great tips for dressing 'UP' your shape, make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. You can win the Jocole Crossover Dress, the Little Moo Maya Clutch, and a store credit to BWD Fabrics to buy up to 2 yards of fabric. That is everything you need to get your self care sewing on, and to have the perfect outfit for your next date night or fun day out!Read More
Today we are looking at Southern Hemisphere casual style that will move you from the warmth of summer into the coolness of fall.
We also have an AMAZING giveaway for all our readers in the Southern Hemisphere - this is a giveaway for our Aussie and New Zealand readers only, read all the way to the bottom to find out about our giveaway from Sew Box Subscriptions.Read More