Monday, 13 February 2017

Thread Faction #113 for One Thimble!

I have a love affair with Thread Faction, but I haven't really been blogging what i've been sewing from the patterns? Mostly because they're lovely simple patterns that I always reach for to sew something up that Eddie or Vin needs (Eddie wears several pairs of #106 to kindy with her kindy shirt!) but I really SHOULD blog some of them because they are cute and you really need to know more about this amazing pattern company! I sewed up #110 aka the best and comfiest romper ever and blogged about it so there's THAT at least (sorry liz i will get onto this, i've made almost all of the patterns available!)


 SO when I saw these cute overalls in the latest issue of One Thimble I was pretty pumped, they looked so comfortable, and then I was even more pumped when I found out they were THREAD FACTION.

Seriously, I can't talk enough about these patterns. These are the ones you reach for when you want a quick sew, when you something easy and basic and totally nothing that needs extra brain power to stitch up (i have no extra brain power leftover these days) BUT at the same time are actually really trendy and adorable?

These little overalls are no exception. I adore the way they came out, there's some really cute ones on the tour as well (stops linked below!). They're simple to sew, but WOW I love the way they sit on my kids and the kids absolutely loved them too. Vin is wearing his right now to play some intense Minecraft :,) The fabric is some knit, both identical types, that i scored from the op shop at two different times (so I'm pretty stoked with that?). I'm not really into matching the kids like, ever, but I really think this looks so cute.

Eddie and Vinnie couldn't stop climbing and jumping and running and playing so this is an a+ pattern for adventurous kids!

You've probably/definitely heard of One Thimble before! It's an e-magazine (up to its fourteenth issue now!) with LOADS of patterns and projects included in it. My first (and only at the moment) contribution was the Zayn Jacket Tutorial but I also sewed up this rad little bow tie for issue 12.


You can grab this issue of One Thimble right here!









Monday, 6 February 2017

Boys Can Wear Pink! Patch Jacket

It's so cool that this mini celebration of sewing for boys without conforming to gender stereotypes is in it's THIRD YEAR! It's also super cool that i've been partying with Handmade Boy since it started! Our first year I made Vin this super rad button up shirt in fluro pink (Definitely one of my favourite things I've sewn him) and in our second year vincent looked like a completely different kid (?) and rocked out some band tee reconstruction and hella fun leggings!

This year?

I used the Bookworm Button Up shirt pattern by Blank Slate Patterns for the jacket, it just had that look that I needed and I was coming up outta luck for an actual jacket pattern, but this totally worked!

As usual, I don't really use designer fabrics with my sewing (it's hard in australia and I'm hella picky unless it's Robert Kaufman or Alexander Henry because I just like certain things!) so these fabrics were sourced from Spotlight. The black is a stretch denim I've half-made overalls for eddie out of and the beautiful coloured stuff - i have no idea. It's loosely woven and the threads are pretty much thin yarn - it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I love it so much.

Check out that sweet back patch! It's from a shirt i used to wear a lot when I was a young brat going to shows and drinking so much and all that good stuff you do before you have babies and pretend like you're a normal member of society (lmao. who are we kidding here). Anyway, the Bad Moon Company was my friends' band and I remember the very first time I ever saw them i was like OH MY GOD. I'd never heard psychobilly/rockabilly/whatever before and I was so interested and the boys were so friendly and it was just a really awesome time of my life with all the friends I made through them ^_^ Instead of staying as a faded old shirt in my pile of clothes to reconstruct (i'd reconstructed it like 40 times into things i didn't really like) I made it into a back patch!

And then in completely stark contrast we've smashed on all of Vin's favourite badges that are a mix of Star Wars badges he made at Neon Pop and two of my BTS badges. Punk rock at the back, Kpop at the front. OKAY!

I didn't put buttons on it yet, mostly because it's way too hot to actually wear around here and also because it's more of a jacket anyway so the buttons would just be decoration really. We covered the front in his favourite badges

His shirt is the Beachy Boatneck (also by Blank Slate!). I've made it a few times recently but i haven't blogged about it (once here), honestly I really love the shape and the neckline style on vin's slim shoulders. It's not that much more effort to use this pattern over regular t-shirt patterns, just a few extra minutes really but I love it.

The fabric is soo soft and amazing, I'm so stoked with it. Vincent loved it when he saw it, and I dyed the top of the shirt with Dylon fabric dye in Flamingo Pink and he loves it even more! When he tried it on he was just, so over the moon! "Mum it's so soft!"

Don't look too closely in the reflection of his rad specs, Eddie's room has the perfect white wall for quick little shoots but YIKES she is a messy, messy girl.

Oh want to see something cool, this is just me being a total sewing dork because I love doing little throwbacks like this (like when the lining of Vin's jacket for the final look of Project Run & Play was made from the scraps of all the fabrics I'd used throughout the competition!). The yoke lining of the jacket is scrap fabric from the very first Boys Can Wear Pink look I sewed for the man!

Guess what, there's a giveaway too! Thanks so much to Handmade Boy for organising this and thank you so much for all the companies putting forward prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Boys Pattern Bundle from Love Notions Patterns
Pattern of choice from Pollywoggles
Pattern of choice from Cole’s Corner and Creations
Pattern of choice from Snuggle My Baby Patterns
Pattern of choice from Sisboom
$25 gift certificate from Hawthorne Threads

Check out everyone else particpating!

Why is he so cool? All poses are Vin Dawg's own - i just can't with him.