Thursday, February 22, 2018

OT 18 sewing continued

Last week I showed you the two Origami's that I sewed, one of the patterns from the new One Thimble 18. Today, I am showing you three more patterns. The Footloose leggings by Thread Faction Studio, the Hickory and Spice Henley by Orange Daisy patterns and the Abby's Ballerina tie top by Wolf and the tree.

The leggings are a lovely versatile staple item. The pattern itself includes two options. One with a band under the foot, this option looks like a leggings with legwarmers. The other option is a capri length legging. I sewed both, the grey one is the full version, the purple is the capri length. The fit of the leggings is very good, not too snug, not too loose, just right. It should also be easy to have the full version without the foot option (my personal hypothesis that I have not tested yet). In that case you cut of the "foot" piece at the line for the heel and just hem it. I like the fit so much that I am considering just lengthening the capri version (with the use of the legwarmer piece) to a full legging. This way there is even more variation possible.

The grey top that my daughter is wearing is the the Abby's Ballerina tie top. With those ties you can variate a lot, you could make them only to tie in the back (short ties), to wrap them around the body (longer ties), use one or double layered fabric and if you leave off the ties you have a shirt with five different sleeve options (from long to sleeveless). I went for a double layered tie, this way the ties are neatly finished. After I made the pictures I realized I also could have made one nice big bow at the back or front with those ties. To top it off, the pattern also includes a cowl neck option.

In case you scrolled through the pictures you might be wondering about that Henley named pattern, well yes, I hacked that one. Having a functional placket gives you all kinds of lovely color block combination. There are some very cute examples of straight Henley's at the listing, but I just turned it into a round neck, which was super easy, I only slightly adjusted the neckband. The pattern piece for the neckband has a rounded edge and there is a marking of where the pieces should overlap in the front. Simply cut your pattern piece at that the marker length, and add your regular seam allowance for closing the neckband. The pattern comes with regular hem and ruffled hem, and I chose the girly option for my ten year old. This pattern has a more roomy fit than Abby's tie top which would also make it suitable for thicker fabric in winter because there is a long sleeve option as well.

You can buy these three patterns as seperate patterns, but if you are interested in all three it is best to buy the entire magazine* (that is already cheaper). Because besides these three patterns there are several gems in this issue. Like last weeks Origami and next weeks Spirit dress. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. echt hele leuke stukken, vooral het eerste setje lijkt me leuk met de valse beenwarmers (alhoewel in dit weer echte ook zouden kunnen ;-) )

    1. Ik moet voor volgende winter inderdaad maar eens een echt paar breien!