August 15, 2015

One Thimble Edition 8 - The Butterfly Blouse

Hello, it's that time of the year again when 3 more months have passed and a new edition of One Thimble Ezine is released. For those not familiar with One Thimble, it is a quarterly ezine full of interesting patterns, articles and tutorials, and some exclusive coupons. It is well worth the price. I have all the editions so far and have learnt so much from them. It is complied by a little lady that I have an awful lot of respect and admiration for - Jen Kennedy, who is also the pattern designer of some of my most favourite ever patterns - Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns. Please do take time to pop on over to the One Thimble Website and have a browse.

I'm reviewing one of the patterns in Edition 8 - The Butterfly Blouse by Sew McCool/Birdsong patterns. I wanted to say straight up that I have a little threenager on my hands at the moment. This little miss is becoming far less cooperative about having her photo taken, unless she has some input into the styling options. So I give you the Butterfly blouse with styling from Zoe - those leggings were not coming off her legs without a major meltdown, so please try to look past all the pink. Oh and the hair is looking pretty bad at the moment because she is missing half a head of hair after a bit of self hairdressing last month which resulted in a piggy tail getting cut off. We've had some good times here of late....

The Butterfly Blouse is a very fast and easy sew. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the fit is absolutely spot on. If you are new to knits, don't worry - the instructions are great and before you know it, your shirt will be all done. A word of caution though - sewing with knits is highly addictive and it's a very expensive addiction...

I love the little pleat detail at the front - it makes it different from a normal t-shirt, and sits really nicely on Zoe as it adds a bit of volume to go over her little pot belly nicely.

The sleeves are really cute. I really want to make Zoe a shirt out of a plain knit and use a lovely chiffon for the sleeves, but haven't had the time yet. We are finally coming out of winter -  there's another few weeks left to go yet, but all the signs of the season changing are here - the daylight hours are getting longer, the sun has more strength and warmth to it and cherry blossoms are in full bloom. This is the a great little top for spring, as it can be layered easily on cool mornings, but is perfect for playing in the warmth of the sunshine that spring in Sydney brings.

Don't forgot to pop on over to the One Thimble Website to purchase your copy, and please keep following along on the blog tour. Oh and enter the giveaway below for a free copy (or a refund if you have purchased already).

Happy sewing,


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