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Styling the patterns of OT10 with Mel

Today on the blog we have Mel from Filles à Maman she’s sharing with us her tips and inspiration for styling the patterns from One Thimble!

See the french version of this post on Filles à Maman blog here: Capsule d’été avec One Thimble.


Planning has never been my strong point. Often I would have crush on a pattern and a fabric and create an extraordinary piece.  But the garment would rarely be worn because it didn’t fit with other pieces of the wardrobe or was an awkward match with other fabulous clothes. This happens less and less, thankfully. Now, projects are organized in CAPSULE.

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Translation: “My mom is the best, or my mother do it better”

“I had a lot of fun creating outfits with One Thimble Magazine.”

Becca Duval is offering fabulous tool on her blog Free Notion. Tops, bottoms, shoes and layers are arranged in a Sudoku grid. At the end everything goes perfectly all together. It may seem a little intimidating the first time, but this is the 4th time I have used this tool and I love it.

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You will notice that even though there are 2 beautiful dresses in issue 10, they are not shown here. The only reason is because they don’t need to be matched to other clothes. You will also notice that only girls are represented in this article, don’t forget that I am a mother of 3 girls 🙂. We can also do the exercise with patterns from a few past magazines to create a complete capsule for boys. In this edition, Enid Slouch Beanie, Willow Shirt and Playproof Dungarees are unisex. The Bonfire Jacket (Ainslee Fox) from the issue 5 complete the look perfectly. See suggestions on the site in boys section.

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Girls summer capsule:

From top to bottom, form left to right.
Legend: OT10 = One Thimble 10

1-OT10: Willow Dress (Bubby & Me Creations) only the top of the dress
2-OT10: Playproof Dungarees (Serger Pepper)
3-OT10: Enid Slouch Beanie (Rosie Petal)
4-Rain boots: Joe Fresh

5-OT9: Good Forture Headwrap (Rosie Petal)
6-Printed running shoes-Joe Fresh
7-OT10: Playproof Dungarees skirt edition (Serger Pepper)
8-OT10 ET OT5: Willow Dress (Bubby & Me Creations) only the top of the dress AND Percy Pineapple applique from OT5.

9-OT10: Jolie skirt (FAM) with zippered pockets option, see below for the link.
10-OT10: Willow shirt (Felicity Sewing Patterns)
11-OT5: Bonfire Jacket (Ainslee Fox)
12-OT10: Enid Slouch Beanie (Rosie Petal)

13-Shoes: Joe Fresh
14-Logo 🙂
15-OT10: Willow shirt (Felicity Sewing Patterns)
16-OT10: Jolie skirt (FAM) with zippered pockets option, see below for the link.

Mix and match:

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I had made a beautiful headband in 2 colors. The girls “played” with it. It was a great treasure hunt that ended with … nothing. The headband is lost. It is almost certain that I will find it once the photo session has ended. It’s always like that! 🙂 Can you relate?

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There is a tutorial to add zippered pockets on Jolie skirt on the blog “here“. My beautiful C so loved her top with the pineapple, she slept in it.

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If you like what you see, go grab One Thimble 10 here: ONE THIMBLE MAGAZINE. And encourage talented indie designers to pursuit their dream!

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Sew organized! Think Capsule!
Hugs!

Mel Henry
xxx

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3 Comments to “Styling the patterns of OT10 with Mel”

  1. Fiona A March 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

    So many of these sews are on my list! I’m making myself a beanie

    Reply
  2. Lauren March 11, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Mel, I am absolutely floored by your stunning collection! It’s beautiful! Thank you for showcasing the Molly and Mama ‘Percy Pineapple’ applique 🙂

    Reply
    • Mel Henry March 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you Lauren! It was a nice challenge. Your applique is so adorable! <3

      Reply

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