2017-08-14

One Thimble Issue 16 tour

It is time for One Thimble again. The 16th issue of the e-zine is already available in HERE and today I am bringing a bit of what's inside for you. I have sewn two patterns, both from Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns, and they are the Hally Casual Dress and the Triton Singlet as you can see in the picture below. 

Both patterns are meant to be a loose fit, and I liked that idea. My daughter fell between two sizes, 5 and 6 on the dress, and I went for the biggest as usual, clearly I should have gone a size down for a perfect fit, it looks a bit too loose on her but, eventually it will last longer. 


The detail on the top front bodice was what caught my attention. We didn't realise while taking these photos, and her hair is covering it in most, but I just loved that different touch. The dress has two different construction options and I took the hard road, but it was worth it (don't worry if it scared you, the second option is way easier). 


I also added a different touch by applying this laced piping I had used in another dress for her, you can see it in detail here, I can't tell where or when I bought it but I still have quite a lot of it. The fabric used for this dress was purchased from The Sweet Mercerie, and it's quite soft and light. The skirt os gathered on the front and back but the side panels aren´t. 


As for the Triton tank, the girl liked it just a little better than the dress. The fabric was also purchased from the same shop and I have been always uncertaint of what to do with it. It has butterflies all over so I figured she would like it. I recycled a piece of a hubby's t-shirt for the collar. 


You might recognise her shorts. I made them a while ago for her cousin, they are a size 8 but already fitting her. It was passed from my nephew to his sister and now for my daughter. Hopefully it will last savely until my boy fits them too. 


It really is not much to say about this top. It's easy to sew, just three pieces to cut, pattern pieces are a brise to put together, and it is perfect for an active kid to play around in the park on a very hot summer day just like mine did. She was pretty comfortable with it. 


There's a chance for you to get a free copy of the OT16 issue by entering the current giveaway... 


Also make sure to visit everyone on this tour for more delicious looks on great patterns, all included in this issue. 

Blog Tour Kickoff : Pattern Revolution 
8/11/2017 *** Sewing with Sarah *** GAAF Machine
8/12/2017 *** Call Ajaire *** Happy Okapi *** Idle Sunshine
8/13/2017 *** Pear Berry Lane *** Candice Ayala *** Needles to Say
8/14/2017 *** House of Estrela *** That's-Sew-Kari *** Made by Sara

2017-08-10

Baby's first clothes pouch

Scroll down for english, please! 


Uma das minhas cunhadas está grávida e pediu-me que lhe fizesse uma bolsinha em tecido para a primera roupinha do bebé. É um menino e vai chamar-se Iúri de Jesus. Sinceramente, não vou comentar o nome, o que diz muito sobre o que acho dele. 

One of my sisters in law is pregnant and asked me for a pouch for her baby's first clothes. It's a boy who they will name Iúri de Jesus, I will absent from comments, which says much of what I think about it. 


Mas pronto, essa foi a escolha dos pais e eu, como boa tia que sou, lá bordei o nome do rapaz a ponto cruz, coisa que não fazia havia anos. Fartei-me de fazer e desfazer. Fiz a maior parte já à noite com pouquíssima luz por preguiça de mudar de sítio, até que eventualmente acabei por fazê-lo. No entanto, continuei a fazer e desfazer por mais um bocado. Aliás, se prestarem bem atenção ainda ficou um erro que a mim me salta logo à vista, mas que já não tive coragem de desmanchar depois de tudo. 

Well, it's a parents choice anyway, and as a good aunt - which I am - I cross stitched the boy's name, which I haven't done for years. I did and undo so many times. Most of it I made at night with little light because I was lazy to move to another place; eventually I did though. Still, I kept making mistakes and unstitching for a little longer. Actually, there's an error if you pay attention, quite visible for me, but I wasn't brave enough to unpick it anymore. 


Comprei o tecido com as luas, estrelas e bolinhas numa loja local porque não tinha nada (clássico) adequado a um menino bebé. E como sei que o azul sempre foi uma das cores preferidas da mãe, fazia questão de fazer a peça em azul. Já o tecido do forro consegui tirar dos que já tinha por casa. A manta acrilica que tinha para o enchimento não era suficiente para o projecto que tem um tamanho A4 (mais ou menos), então usei uma manta polar para o efeito e resultou muito bem. 

I bought the moons, stars and dots fabric at a local shop because I didn't have anything (classic) baby boy appropriate in my stash. And since I know his mother's fave color has always been blue, I was sure to make it in this color. As for thr lining fabric, it came from my stash. I was running out of quilt batting so I used a piece of a fleece blanket instead and it worked just fine. 


A bolsa é bem simples, e como estava com preguiça de fazer o meu próprio molde procurei um que fosse grátis online e encontrei o pap do blog Alfacinha. Só vos queria chamar à atenção para algo, o molde que ela nos dá deve ser cortado na dobra do tecido, não me apercebi de ter visto essa informação em nenhum lado e é importante. Fiz uma versão simplificada e em vez de laços para abrir e fechar, optei por colocar duas molas kam. Já foi entregue e aprovadíssima pela mamã. 

It is quite simple to make, and since I was quite lazy to draw a pattern for this I searched online for a free one and found it at Alfacinha blog (it is in portuguese though - I am sure you can find an english version somewhere). I made it simpler than this one ans skipped the lace as closure, exchanging it for two kam snaps. It has been delivered and aproved by the mother. 

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