Playproof Dungarees and Willow Dress



One Thimble Issue 10 is out! Go check it here!

In this issue you can find 11 PDF patterns (clothes and non-clothing) plus 26 articles, tutorials and interviews! It's packed with great sewing content!

Today I am showcasing two patterns available on this issue: the
Playproof Dungarees and a modified version of the Willow Dress. I am in love with both patterns! 




Pattern: Playproof Dungarees, pattern by Serger Pepper.

Fabric
Denim knit, from my local fabric store (Feira dos Tecidos). 
I was a rebel because this pattern was actually designed for medium weight wovens, such as corduroy, velvet velveteen, chambray, medium/lightweight denim, flannel and stretch sateen (stretch is not mandatory).
It worked perfectly with the denim knit I used though! Maybe because it doesn't have much stretch. 

Details:
The Playproof Dungarees features: short or long legs, 3 bib options, patch shapes, patch pocket, kangaroo pocket and hip pocket. 
It is available on sizes 2 to 16!
It is an Advanced Beginner level pattern. The instructions are really (and I mean really) thorough, with lots of tips along the way, so it's perfect for someone who wants to go a bit further with their sewing.

This is a size 5 width + size 7 length for Miss Seven. :) I have opted for shorts length since I am already working on my kids Spring/Summer wardrobe. The side seams and waistband seam were bound with bias tape (the Hong Kong method). I love the way it peeks on the bottom fold!

Modifications done: I have made faux hip pockets. The pattern comes with pattern pieces for real pockets but I have opted to made use the pocket piece to make a faux pocket.

The straps are a bit long, I know, but I wanted them that way so the dungarees will last long. This pattern has the option for buckles or buttons. I have opted to hand sew inner snaps since I couldn't find buckles on my local notions store. I will keep looking for them and until then this way I can always adjust the strap height. I also ended up adding those cute bunny buttons just because. :) They are Japanese wooden buttons that I got a few years ago.




Pattern: Willow Dress, pattern by Bubby and Me.

Fabric: poly-cotton piqué knit in ombre pink, also from my local fabric store.

Details: 
The Willow Dress features: sleeveless or long sleeve option, option for ruffles at the shoulder. It is designed as a dress with a knit bodice and woven skirt.

I wanted to make a tee so I only used the bodice pattern piece. It is an easy modification. I only had to lengthen the pattern piece on about 4 inches to make it top length. 

The instructions are  very good and the fit is perfect!

This pattern is available in sizes 2 to 10.

This is a Confident Beginner level pattern.



Here is the tour schedule. Go check all the great versions and reviews of this issue!



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You will find the following patterns on this issue: 
– Willow Dress (size 2-10)
– Claudia Dress (size 2-10)
– Willow Shirt (size 4-14 years)
– Jolie Skirt (size 12 months – 14years)
– Playproof Dungarees (size 2-16)
– Enid Slouch Beanie (size 12 months – adult)
– Clubhouse Cushion
– Adventure Case
– Treasure Map Embroidery
– Adventure Flags
– Pretend Play Adventure Kit


And some of the articles and tutorials are:
– How to install a prong back turn lock
– How to sew with faux fur
– All about interfacing
– Results of Katie’s pre-washing experiments
– How to make a Reverse Applique Pillow
– How to make a reusable colouring in mat
– How to pattern hack the Bonfire jacket to a cardigan
– Instagram Marketing 101
– Time Management Tips
– Trending fabrics and much more



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I will be back on Friday with another pattern from this magazine that I was lucky to test! It's a skirt and it's as bright yellow as the sun. :) 

Happy sewing!

11 comments

  1. Really lovely Sara, from the top to the boots and socks :-)

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  2. Super cute, Sara! Felicidades. I think the first thing I would make would be the Claudia Dress. Very versatile!

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  3. Nice outfit! I can see my little girl wearting this all summer long!

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  4. That's adorable, Sara <3
    Your little bunnies are just plain charming and I love how you mocked hip pockets.
    I agree on the Hong-kong side seams finishing, it adds that store-bought touch that complete the outfit.
    What is funny is that the Willow dress made shirt looks like it was born together with the Playproof Dungaree... I need to make one for my daughter too!

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  5. I adore this look! Perfect playproof yet stylish!

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  6. Conjunto fantástico! Adoro!

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  7. Oh, this is so cute! With warmer weather around the corner, my daughter will need more playground worthy outfits ;)

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    1. It won't let me leave my name for some reason, but it is Courtney Hartley so that you can contact me.

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