Monday, February 19, 2018

One Thimble Issue 18---Linden Tote Review

One of my favorite things about reading One Thimble is finding new pattern designers.  This issue is no exception!
I knew when I saw a picture of the Linnden Tote (I know I have the spelling wrong in my title, but I can't change it now without messing up the tour html. OOPS!) that I just had to make one for myself. This pattern, by a new-to-me designer (Annie Zorzo), did not disappoint!
Designed to be made partially with leather, I made a few slight modifications and made the entire bag with fabric. I love that I'll be able to toss it in the washing machine when it begins to get a little grungy. ;)
This truly is a great bag for a mom on the go! It's very roomy and will hold lots of essentials for your kiddos. There is an optional interior zippered pocket great for keeping up with your keys and such!
Sadly, I don't have any trips to the beach or park planned and my kiddos don't rely on my keeping up with their important items...I think this will be a perfect bag to carry to the library. Can't wait to try it out for real this week!

Be sure and check out the rest of the tour. There are some really great posts to read and pictures to swoon over!!  








Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fresh Start Tour w/ DG Patterns

Welcome to the Fresh Start Tour

with DG Patterns.

It's that time of year where we're thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we're getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway)
DG Patterns is offering a 50% discount during the tour to help you get some fresh patterns. 

I decided that I wanted to make a fresh start with my wardrobe this year and I am starting with lounge wear, lol!  As I am primarily home, this makes the most sense to me. Of course, I chose to work with patterns that are not necessarily intended for lounge wear, but are working out very well indeed!  

Let me introduce you to Alice and Helen:

Alice is a lovely "boxy" top with teardrop cutouts at the back neckline.  I discovered that I was running just a few inches short  of the floral fabric so I did a little color blocking, bringing the pants fabric to the top and I love the effect! 

As for Helen, she got a little modification as well.  Since I knew these are going to be worn almost exclusively at home, I opted to leave off any pockets! Usually, I'm all about pockets (and these look very generous!), but really have no need for them at home. ;)
Both patterns are very easy to follow and a fairly quick sew...The only thing that might slow you down is the cut outs, but don't let that worry you!

My husband was out of town this week, so many thanks to my son for snapping a few pics! ;)

If you haven't already, head over to and check out the patterns. They are all on sale this week for the blog tour!  Also, be sure you scroll to the bottom for an awesome giveaway!!

Make sure you check out everyone's fabulous makes!

Southern Belle Fabrics is generously sponsoring the Fresh Start Tour. During the tour use code: DGBLOGTOUR to save 20% in the shop.

Discount code expires Jan 21st 2018 11:59PM CST

Southern Belle Fabrics is also offering a fabric giveaway. Enter below to win a MFRB Mystery Box valued at $60+.

Giveaway includes shipping to US and Canada (up to $45 in free shipping)

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Giveaway winner will be announced through social media on or about January 20th.