Bow Peep Dress by One Thimble

We were so ecstatic to have to opportunity to review the magazine One Thimble here at Pattern Revolution.  You can read our editorial review of the magazine as a whole HERE.  And we are sharing two reviews of the patterns included in the magazine.  For our Reviews, we chose the KISS dress and the Bow Peep Dress.  Read all about the Bow Peep Dress that Sarah created for us (and check our her adorable hat - too too cute!).  One of the things that we love about the Bow Peep, is that there is a doll version included in the magazine too - perfect for some Christmas sewing!  And add One Thimble to your Christmas wish list now!  You can also buy just the Bow Peep Dress as a stand alone pattern HERE. Enter to win a copy of the ezine or 3 standalone patterns below.

  • This review was completed by a 3rd party objective reviewer who received a complimentary copy of the pattern in order to complete the review. Neither Pattern Revolution nor the reviewer received any additional compensation for this review.


Hello everyone! This is Sarah again and I am back today with a review of the Bow Peep dress from the new One Thimble e-zine.  This is the dress pictured on the cover and it is a cutie!

As soon as I saw the dress, I knew I wanted to use the adorable gnome fabric I had seen and quickly ordered it.  The dress does not have to be made with a border print, but it sure is cute with it!

The dress features a fitted bodice with a little belt feature and a full skirt.  It has flutters added to the tops of the should straps and buttons on the back.

The pattern gives measurements in both metric and imperial units, which is nice because I don't often use the other side of my measuring tape! 

I used a ribbon for the sash, but there are directions for making a fabric sash as well.  There is also an adorable pattern for a matching doll dress and a purse. (I didn't make them, although my daughter would have LOVED them I am sure!)

The pattern goes together very quickly considering the detail in the dress.  I found the directions very easy to follow; there were photos to show almost every step and it gave great detail.  I liked that it even gave the exact length of the gathered flutters and exact placement for the flutter on the shoulder (I have made dresses before that left that up to the imagination and I still notice that they are not quite even every time I look at that dress!) 

Since it is winter here (well, as close to winter as it gets in California!) I layered the dress over leggings and a long sleeved shirt.  Plus I added a little hat; mostly because it was just too cute, but also because it is cool out.  I love that the fabric I picked will work for Christmas because of the colors, but once I take off the layers, she can wear it for the spring too!  

We went Christmas tree shopping in the little ensemble and people were stopping us and asking to take pictures of her, so I think this outfit gets a cuteness rating of 10! Plus, we found our tree!

Once a little gnome hugs it, you just can't pass it up!

The pros of this pattern are: great directions, great fit, cute styling and cute details. I really didn't have any cons.  And with all the extra goodies in the e-zine, it is a great package deal.  I can't wait to sew up a few more goodies from it!

She took her role as an elusive gnome very seriously...

And one more without the hat :)

See you guys soon!