Baby Fakie Pants Pattern from One Thimble

The first decision that comes to my mind when I see these is cutie patootie pants isn’t “do I sew these pants,” but rather, “what color thread do I use for the topstitching?!”.  I mean, really.  All of that stitching detail just grabs your attention and demands to be swooned over.

Can someone push that fainting couch over here?  THUD!!!

One Thimble Baby Fakie Pants

 

If you haven’t read any of my other posts about patterns from the One Thimble E-zines (here, here, and here), you should know that it’s an amazing collection of PDFs, tips, style articles, and all things fabulous and sewing related, dreamed up by the amazing Jen Kennedy of Ainslee Fox.  The patterns I’ve sewn have been so fun and unique, and I’m always dying to see what’s going the be in the next issue.  You can buy the full E-zine or the individual patterns, but the E-zine is a great deal!

But back to the pants…(see what I did there?)

These are the Baby Fakie Pants from Issue 3.

One Thimble Baby Fakie Pants

Topstitching LIKE A BOSS!!!

Once you get everything cut and the stitching lines traced, this really is a super quick sew.  I did have to adjust the sizing to fit my small fry, and I shortened the length a bit, but he still has some growing room in them.  I used a bottom-weight fabric that feels a little like twill that makes these a great, durable pair of pants.  And did I mention cute, too?

One Thimble Baby Fakie Pants

 

All of this modeling wears a dude out, Mom!

All of this modeling wears a dude out, Mom!

I hope this inspires you to take a look at everything One Thimble has to offer.  I’ve always loved the Aussies and this just seals the deal for me!  It makes me want to hop on a plane and head Down Under!  (But I’ve heard from Megan and Lyn that if I came, I’d have to fill a second suitcase with dresses and fabric from ‘Merica.)  Sign me up, y’all!  This mama needs a vacation!

I received a copy of the One Thimble E-zine to use for this post.  This post contains affiliate links.  I receive a portion of all One Thimble Ezine sales purchased through my unique link.  However, my thoughts are my own and so is that handsome fella in the pics!   

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Beverly Belle from Izzy & Ivy Designs

Beverly Belle from Izzy & Ivy Designs

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The Twist Shift Dress by Ainslee Fox for One Thimble E-zine

I have several PDF patterns from Australian designers, but sadly I’ve not taken the time to sew any of them, which is truly my loss!  I was given a chance to sew up some patterns by the talented Jen Kennedy from Ainslee Fox.  These 2 patterns are a part of the One Thimble E-zine, which is also the brainchild of Jen.  One Thimble is a PDF magazine that includes patterns, articles, and tips for seamstresses.  It’s really a fun publication for sewing enthusiasts and pattern hoarders collectors.

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The first pattern I sewed for my sweet girl is the Twist Shift Dress, which you can also buy as a stand alone pattern.  I was immediately drawn to the funky, geometrical color blocking on the front which gives a kick of fun to the clean, crisp silhouette of this a-line dress.

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I also knew right away that I wanted to use this pattern as an opportunity to use up some of my prized Parson Gray fabric.  (Parson Gray is designed by David Butler, to whom I’ve bestowed the nickname “Mr. Amy Butler”).  This fabric is earthy and has a hint of adventure.  It’s definitely not your everyday girly-girl fabric, but I think it’s perfect in this dress.  I’ve used this fabric on a few other occasions, and you can see it featured in my Elements Collection.

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     I love the simplicity of the back with the loop closure!  I also learned some new techniques in the tutorial, including the back opening, a unique way to close up the armholes, and of course, the fabulous welt pockets.

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     This dress will definitely be made again and it’s versatile enough to be worn for school or dressier occasions, like church or a holiday.  It can be layered with different types of shirts with any manner of sleeve to give you four-seasons of wear.  Stay tuned until next week when I show you my version of the Time Traveller Vest from One Thimble and Ainslee Fox!

     I also need to give a HUGE shout-out to Becca DuVal for help with editing!  She helped me save my shots and made them even more beautiful!!!

The Elements Collection

Ever since I laid eyes on it, I’ve been a huge fan of Parson Gray‘s fabric. For those of you that don’t know, the genius behind Parson Gray is designer/rocker David Butler. A.K.A. “Mr. Amy Butler.” I had a few pieces in my stash ‘o fabric and I had no idea what I was going to make with it, but I knew I was saving it for something really special. So last fall, when I saw this skirt, I knew it was the inspiration I needed!

Without further ado, here is The Elements Collection

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The Fire and Ice Maxi Dress

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Earth and Wind Color Blocked Twirl Skirt

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 A huge THANK YOU goes out to Rebecca Laurel Photography for the amazing images and super cute model.  Girlfriend is workin’ it!

Dress pattern adapted from Create Kids Couture.

Skirt pattern from Pink Fig Designs.

This collection, as well as other items, are available in my Etsy shop.

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What is Snickerdoodle Stew?

I’m sure you all are dying to know why in the world I would call this “Snickerdoodle Stew!”  Are we talking dessert?  Or soup?  Or what?!

When I was little, I had this crazy, silk screened t-shirt that I LOVED to wear.  I don’t remember much about the exact details, other than it was lime green, it had some colorful squiggles on it and it said “snickerdoodle.”  

I’ve always loved snickerdoodle cookies, too.  I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s rolling them into little balls and then into cinnamon and sugar and having them come out of the oven in perfectly round, crisp cookies.  Or maybe it’s the fact that my husband would eat them by the dozen.  In fact, the last time I made them for him to take to work to share, I got a marriage proposal from one of his coworkers.  Needless to say, they are one of my favorite cookies to make AND eat.

The “Stew” part was easy.  My last name is Stewart.  I’ve always liked decorating and making things, so before my husband came into the picture, we used to joke that all I had to do was marry a man named “Stewart” and I’d be halfway on my way to Martha.  I just don’t look that good in stripes.  Maybe chevrons. 😉

So, when I was coming up with a name for my designs, it seemed like everything I thought of had been taken.  Then I came up with this combination, and it clicked!  I even designed a “signature” skirt, that I felt reflected the warm, cinnamon and sugar tones that you’d find in my favorite cookie.  My plan is to design other garments with the same colorways, but until then, I leave you with my sweet girl, Lydia, and the Snickerdoodle Stew Ruffled Skirt.

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Create Kids Couture Giveaway

Wow.  This is the motherload of giveaways, people!

I’m so excited to announce, too, that Snickerdoodle Stew is participating!  My portion of the giveaway is what I call my signature Snickerdoodle Stew Ruffled Skirt.  It’s a $40 value!  

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There are also some amazing prizes from over 100 other vendors!  And really, if you sew, you need to check out the Seamstress’ Grand Price.  It is TO DIE FOR!

So, head on over to Create Kids Couture and see all the details to enter!  The contest started today and ends on August 19th, so enter now and spread the word!!!