Where, oh where have I been?
I didn’t take the summer off at all….I was designing two new sewing patterns for girls!
I’d love to be able to be one of those people who can seemingly Do It All, but with my kids being home in the summer and working on these patterns – for One Thimble Magazine – I simply had no time to blog without making myself very, very crabby, lol.
Introducing the Swing Set Skort and Butterfly Blouse!
These patterns will be available next week in One Thimble Magazine, Issue 8. If you haven’t seen One Thimble, (that’s an affiliate link), you really need to check it out. Based in Australia, it’s a digital magazine with several patterns per issue – plus articles, how-to-tutorials, and other fun sewing-related pieces.
This issue has so many cute patterns….you’ll want to buy the entire issue. But if you can’t, you can also decide to buy the patterns on their own. Keep in mind the prices shown on the website are in Australian dollars, so are “higher” than what you’ll pay if you live in the U.S. The conversion rate right now is about $1.37 AUD to $1 USD.
I’ve seen the entire sneak peek of the issue and it’s almost 200 pages of goodness!
So…more about my patterns!
The Butterfly Blouse is a roomy blouse with flutter sleeves and a single pleat in the front, in sizes 2-14. Lots of range! Because this blouse is roomy and has a wider neckline for comfort, if your daughter is in between sizes, I recommend sizing down – she’ll have plenty of room!
The Swing Set Skort is perfect for, well, swinging on a swing and playing at the playground at school! It’s an 8-gored twirl skirt with shorties attached underneath. The perfect combination of girly cuteness and practicality. You can choose to sew up the skirt alone, without the shorties underneath, if you prefer. The skort pattern is also available in sizes 2-14.
This version by Erica of Lollipops and Paisley shows the gored skirt perfectly – and it has a cheerleader effect! Isn’t it adorable?
I’ve sewn up a couple of versions for my daughter and she loves the outfit – seriously, I’m not exaggerating. She reaches for this all the time because she says it’s super comfortable. The Swing Set Skort is designed to be about 2″ above the knee, but I sewed this slightly longer to get an extra year of wear out of this. And it was a good thing, because my daughter grew 2.5″ from the time of this photo, ha! A growth-spurt kind of summer for sure.
I love this version by Jonie of Knot So Normal!
Both patterns will be available on August 14 (Australian time, so as early as August 13 U.S. Time) in One Thimble Magazine, Issue 8 (there’s that affiliate link again). I hope you’ll pick up a copy – you’ll be so thrilled!
And please check out my other patterns, available in my Birdsong Patterns shop!
Deanna McCool writes for sewmccool.com. If you enjoyed this post, you’ll enjoy How to sew knit binding in the round. To make sure you don’t miss a post, please follow SewMcCool by e-mail (the link is at the top of the right-hand column) or join me on BlogLovin’ – the button is just below the e-mail feed box! 🙂