One Thimble Issue 11 (*Affiliate Link) is out and I’m joining Pattern Revolution along with some awesome sewists to feature some of the goodies in this issue! Check out all the patterns included in this issue below! These patterns, along with with some nice and juicy articles are definitely making this issue worth the investment. This post contains affiliate links. If you decide you can’t live without this issue of One Thimble* or the Hoya Pattern you will be supporting my fabric buying habits at no extra cost to yourself. 🙂
I stitched up the Hoya Dress* from Cassie of Lily Sunshine Boutique for Little Lizard King for this feature post. (Wow, that’s a lot of links to hit!) I was excited to stitch this up because we share a name (I think it is important to support people who share your name even if it is spelled a little differently) and because I just did a pattern test for Cassie and it was a great experience. Find that here. I definitely wanted to take part in supporting her and Little Lizard King. The Hoya Dress* can be a simple quick sew or you can accent parts of the dress with some (or all) of the fun detail features within the pattern.
The Hoya Dress* in its simplest form is a simple button down dress. It’s the extra features that step this dress up a notch. The first feature (and probably most important if you ask my girls) is the extra large side pockets. If my children had the choice they would say to #pocketallthethings because they love to carry around little tiny toys and need places to store them. These pockets fit the bill and are also a great way to add a little color accent to your design.
Along with the pockets, this dress also includes an adjustable belt and shoulder tabs. Both of these features give the design a safari explorer vibe. Super fun and it totally goes with the theme for this Issue. I chose to include the belt but not the shoulder tabs. Chose is a very loose term here as the truth is I really just struggled finding enough matching buttons. Apparently, none of my local stores believe people would need 9 buttons that match for any single item. Shame on them. The belt, with its cute little bow detail was a win! I didn’t include the belt loops as I wanted the dress to be able to be worn with or without it. The belt stays up just fine without the loops, so I’m super happy with that choice.
The construction of this dress was fairly simple. The bodice is lined and the skirt seam is hidden within the bodice lining. I love dresses with a clean finish on the inside like this. Even if you don’t have a serger, you can make this dress with confidence and know that it is going to look well made from the inside as well as the outside. Who doesn’t love that?!
I’m wrapping up this sew and tell post, but be ready for some more Hoya Dresses from me very soon. I’ve made three others and we are going to do a cousin shoot with my girls and one of my nieces. I can’t wait to see how our little photo shoot turns out with all the dresses together! Fun, fun, fun!
I hope you have enjoyed checking out my little version of the Hoya Dress. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the Pattern Revolution Tour for One Thimble*! There is still so much more to see!
Tour Stops Along the Way