Friday, September 21, 2018

One Thimble 20 continued

The nice weather that we had the last few days made me remember that I still have two summer sews from one Thimble 20* to show you. I already showed you these two outfits made from issue and today I am showing you a beach cover and a romper. Both got a different use than what they originally were for though, but both have already been worn a lot.

Let's start with the beach cover designed by The Eli Monster. The pattern is designed for woven fabrics, but as you might know, I do not own that much woven. I do have plenty of jersey and this striped Lillestoff jersey was begging to become a colorful beach cover. The fabric that I had was slightly too narrow, but I solved it by adding a wide jersey strip instead of a hem. Added bonus, it did make finishing this garment very quick and easy.

Seeing as we are clearly moving towards fall, this beach cover will probably never see the beach. Although it work would great as a pool coverup, my daughter loves using it as a bath robe (without actually using it after taking a bath). It is super comfortable to wear and easy to put on, which makes this one a true winner for my at-least-3-times-per-day-changing-clothes 7 year old.

The Retro Romper is designed by Thread Faction for girls, but I made one for our son. It was somehow really breathing vintage boy sport outfit to me. With hindsight I should have made the legs a bit longer, now his boxer sometimes shows at the legs, but that does not stop him from wearing it two days a week during school gym. He really likes it. He is growing quickly though, so I assume I will have to make him a new one in a few months.

The plain green is a clear contrast to the screaming beach cover fabric, but I felt it was very suitable for this romper, especially combined with the muster yellow. The combination in my eyes is truly unisex, and because our 7 year old daughter loves rompers, I know that this one will get a lot of wear in our house.

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