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!!!

Sneak Peek: Lydia’s First Modeling Gig

Yesterday we were blessed with some amazing, sunny weather here in Louisville!  We got the opportunity to meet with local photographer Amber from Foxtree Photography and show off some Snickerdoodle Stew fashions!  Lydia was a little shy at first (and sleepy!), but eventually she figured out that SHE was the star and gave us a little sass.

This is just a sneak peek…more to come!

Jingle Bell Frock

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photos by Foxtree Photography

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Jump, Jive and Jingle Jumper

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photo by Foxtree Photography

Photos by Foxtree Photography

There’s still time for a few Christmas orders!  Email me at snickerdoodlestew(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll talk!

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

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Sneak Peek: Jump, Jive and Jingle

Just look what you can do with an old pair of overalls!

Front pocket detail

Back detail

Skirt

Ruffles!

Jingle Bell Clip

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011

Sneak Peek- Dot the Halls

I’ve been a busy bee in preparation for my first photo shoot on Saturday!  I can’t wait to show you the full pics…and with professional photos!  Enjoy!

Dot the Halls- tiered skirt

Dot the Halls- bodice and sleeve

Holly and Berry Clip

Miss L, modeling the Holly and Berry Clip on an elastic headband

I’m also proud to say my first order for the clip and headband is about ready to mail to a sweet Miss Addie in Florissant, MO!

All designs, pictures and all other things fabulous (or not) are the intellectual and creative property of Snickerdoodle Stew and Jessica Stewart, unless otherwise stated.  Please do not use pictures or content without consent…and a little link love.

Snickerdoodle Stew 2011