One Thimble Issue 11 Review

Hello!!!! Happy Monday everyone! I am here today bringing you a review of an amazing magazine!  Of course I am talking about the incomprable One Thimble magazine. I am so honored and excited to have been asked to review a few patterns from the newest release, Issue 11. This is is packed full of 11 patterns, articles, tip and tricks for every sewist to love! (This post contains affliate links and I was provided the patterns for this review in exchange for my honest opinions and I agreed to provide that.)
First up, the Upton Sweatshirt by Momma Quail Patterns.  If you have never sewn up a MQ pattern, you don’t know what you are missing!  I have reviewed some MQ patterns before and sewn up almost every one more than once so of course I chose to try the Upton Sweatshirt.
Upton Sweater Stand Alone Cover
Here in Washington, the weather is always strangely mild so I felt it appropriate to pair this sweatshirt with a pair of shorts I made from the Billie Jeans pattern, also by Momma Quail Patterns.

So I love this sweatshirt so much! And my first almost mistake was my fabric choice.  The animal print fleece was my super cheap clearance find and it is super soft and cuddly. But it is also super stretchy and made doing my welt pockets a nightmare! So alas, I color-blocked the front and used a more stable fleece for the bottom half. Success! It also helped a ton with doing the collar. And it looks like I meant to do it!

Aren’t those details to die for! And she loves it so much!  There is so much care in all of the details of this pattern and how everything comes together is simply magic!

Okay last few pictures!

Now, on to my next One Thimble pattern, the Marty Hoodie by Ainslee Fox.  Ready for some embarassing honesty? I had never sewn up a pattern by Ainslee Fox Boutique before.  #2… I didn’t realize the genius behind Ainslee Fox is the same mastermind behind One Thimble!  Whew, I feel better getting that off my chest.  But after sewing up the Marty Hoodie, I know there is more Ainslee Fox in my future!
Marty Hoody Stand Alone Cover
The first thing I love about this pattern is the options.  Two types of pockets, different lengths, lined hood… I could make many more and look like I used a different pattern! I chose to make an urban tunic length with a kanga pocket and a hood.

The next best feature about this pattern is the ease of construction. I would say this took under 2 hours of me sewing and binge watching Netflix…

The long sleeves were long enough that she feel comfy and free to move in all of her unique ways!

This one is definitely staying in my go to arsenal.  It is always hoodie weather here so I will be using all of the options on this one!

And a quick look at a pattern that I tested from this same issue of One Thimble…. Call Ajaire has contributed the stunning Crossover Flounce Dress which is not only unique but twirly and fun!  This dress is fully reversible and my version was one back from the last one so I believe the bodice was fitted a little more.  With no closures and endless chances to customize, the Crossover Flounce is a win!

I want to thank Jen from One Thimble for doing everything she does to make such a wonderful magazine possible.  I also want to thank Amy from MQ Patterns for trusting me to review and Ajaire from Call Ajaire for choosing me to test her beautiful dress!

I also want to thank everyone for reading! This post is a beast I know and I appreciate your time and value your opinions.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think?  Are you buying Issue 11? What pattern are you most excited about?  And check the full blog tour schedule below to see the other amazing blogs on this tour!  Stop back in soon!

5/12  Pattern RevolutionLily Shine Boutique, Call Ajaire


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