Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One Thimble Issue 8

 Hi everyone! Here I am again singing the praises of the One Thimble e-zine.  What can I say? I'm a huge fan. I learn something new with every single issue. This time there are TWELVE new patterns to try! Tips on photography, quilting...you name it and it's in there! Plus I just looooooove a good sewing magazine. Who doesn't? 

I tried a brand new to me designer this time.  Birdsong by Sew McCool LLC. It's back to school time here in the American midwest which means lots of hot weather and playground time at recess. It's harder than you might think keeping a 7 year old girl modest on the jungle gym but with the help of the Swing Set Skort, I do believe I have my little princess covered....and I mean that literally lol
I made our skort by measurements and it works out to be exactly the same size as my princess wears in ready to wear.  See for yourself!

I used a swim fabric that I found at NR Fabrics. I had originally ntended to use it to make workout pants for myself but Grace couldn't be swayed from her choice lol so Mom lost out on the fabric.Who could say no to that sweet face?

The skirt portion has 8 panels so there's a definite twirl factor.

I like best that the Swing Set Skort has an elastic waistband. I can rest assured knowing that it's going nowhere. I also learned a new way to insert waist elastic so that was pretty fantastic too. All in all, it's a really good pattern.

  I had a lot of fun making this little outfit and it looks fantastic. It was also VERY quick to make. The directions were easy to follow. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a beginner. Anyone can make a lovely little skort using this pattern aaaaaaaaaand preserve the modesty of a 7 year old....even against her will lol

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If you'd like to see more, stop by the other blogs and see what we all sewed up! Tell them I said hey :)


  1. I would make this skirt. My princess is forever standing on her head, I can think of nothing cuter than this skirt for being fashionable and practical at the same time!!

  2. It looks wonderful! Pity you lost your workout fabric, but it turned out beautifully!

  3. Definitely the Jackalope tee. I love the contrast side panels and the fact that it's unisex.