Monday, 16 February 2015

One Thimble E-Zine {Issue Six} Blog Tour

Hello! It has been a little while since I have done this... so welcome {back}!

Okay, so the girls at Pattern Revloution asked me to take a look at one of the patterns from the latest edition of One Thimble Sewing E-zine ... which I'm hoping you've heard of? If not, seriously, check it out - there are 10 patterns, plus multiple articles about sewing, photography, running your own business and more! For only AU$25, that is extraordinary value {especially when you consider the current exchange rate!!!} and it totally fulfils all instant gratification requirements with immediate delivery directly into your very own inbox... you can get your very own copy HERE!

Anyway... I was allocated the Apple + Fig GATSBY Flatcap. Quite fortunate really, as I was also lucky enough to sew the pattern up during the testing process. This gorgeous cap is inspired by the 1920s Jazz Age and is really all-things-old-are-new-again....

Jenna {the mother extraordinaire behind Apple + Fig} produces wonderful patterns... *cough* I might own most of them *cough*... they are always beautifully presented, the accompanying photographs are clear and easy to follow and any slightly more difficult aspects thoroughly explained. This one is no exception, even in the compacted One Thimble version.

The only issue I noted during testing was the length of the internal sweatband, but thanks to Jenna's dedication to perfection, that was quickly ironed out. In the final version, I noticed Jenna added a note that it may be necessary to 'ease' the cap edge a little when attaching the afore mentioned sweatband, which is a handy hint for anyone who has experienced stretching of the fabric during sewing {or is dog tired from sewing in the middle of the night, like yours truly!}.

One of the things I really love about this cap, is the little elastic casing at the back that allows for growth and several years wear. Even more awesome is the size range, which is from XXS to XXXL {effectively 6 months to supersize-brain adult}.... *meaning I may already have an order placed by my dearly beloved, which may or may not get done in the next six months*

If you're keen to read more about the other patterns available in One Thimble, please take a look at the other blogs the Pattern Revolution girls have arranged... the links and dates are listed below :)

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