The Carnival Jacket Pattern Review for One Thimble

So, you know I’m a huge fan of One Thimble, right? I just LOVE that sewing magazine! So I jumped at the chance to join in on a Blog Tour for Issue 9. There are just so many gorgeous patterns in the current issue, it was hard choosing just one to make. So I left it to Miss 6 to decide.

Introducing The Carnival Jacket

Miss Coco in her Carnival Jacket

The Carnival Jacket by Marina of Peach Patterns features four different style options and can be made in both woven and knit fabrics. I was also really pleased to see that it goes up to size 12! I also have to admit to feeling a bit of pattern envy too – the lay out and presentation of Marina’s patterns are beautiful! So this one was really easy to follow.

Carnival jacket from Peach Patterns for One Thimble

Miss 6 was in need of a summer jacket for those cooler nights we get here up in the mountains. So she selected a light weight denim. She wanted a more ‘grown-up’ look (which just about broke my heart, because they grow up so quickly as it is)! But I did agree that a plain denim jacket leaves us with lots of options for styling with other outfits.

Molly and Mama makes the Carnival Jacket

Being tall, I decided to sew her the size 7 for extra length in the body. And I was really happy with the fit. I don’t sew clothes regularly so I was also really thankful for the facings cheat sheet provided in Issue 9 too. It was really helpful!

With the jacket done, Miss 6 also asked for a brooch to decorate it. I had to convince her that a cupcake made entirely in glitter felt might be a bit much! So we compromised, and she choose navy and white felt, with red and silver glitter accents. I made the Cupcake Brooch using the Festive Felties Pattern that I designed (which also appears in One Thimble’s Issue 9). And my felt came from the lovely Candice from Rose Petal Collections.

The 'Festive Felties' Cupcake brooch by Molly and Mama

And apparently a new jacket also requires a new hair accessory. So I used the Coco Flower Crown Pattern (which appears on the cover of One Thimble Issue 8), to create a navy, red and white flower headband, with gorgeous silver glitter leaves. Miss 6 LOVES it! And it’s perfect for her Australia Day outfit too. Winning!

the Coco Flower Crown in navy, red and white

So just to recap, if you’d like to have a go at making The Carnival Jacket and the Cupcake Brooch, both patterns are included in Issue 9 of One Thimble.  This image will give you an idea of all the beautiful patterns available in this issue.

One Thimble Issue 9 Patterns

Or you can buy both the patterns separately at the One Thimble website (the cupcake is part of the Festive Felties pattern). The Coco Flower Crown is part of One thimble Issue 8, but you can purchase the pattern on it’s own in my store.

(These are affiliate links, so if you choose to buy a copy of the One Thimble magazine via these links, I’ll earn a small commission. This helps me to keep bringing you free tutorials and sewing inspiration).

Have you seen what everyone else is making from Issue 9? Be sure to stop by these blogs for more One Thimble inspiration and ideas!

Monday, January 11th

Felt With Love Designs – Alicia stitched a Cupcake game using the same pattern I used for the brooch. I love it!

Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 12th

Jody’s Crafty Creations

Wednesday, January 13th

Two Pretty Poppets

Thursday, January 14th

Rosie Petal @ The One Thimble Blog – Alana used the Cupcake template to create an adorable free motion appliqué. It’s lovely!

Friday, January 15th

Happy Okapi

To see more about this sewing project and lots of behind-the-scenes images from Molly and Mama, be sure to head to Instagram too!

Happy stitching, Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama



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