Miss Olivia Dolman Dress {One Thimble Blog Tour}

Miss Olivia Dress 1 Puddle Lane sewn by @lilyshinecreates

Hi friends! After a short time away, One Thimble Sewing E-Zine is back, re-vamped and even better than ever!! If you’ve been a long time reader, you will remember that I’ve been posting as a part of the OT Blog Tours for years!!! If you want to hop back and see some of my favorite One Thimble makes you can click through to these links:

The Posey Dress- pattern by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns

The Duchess Frilly Vest

Made in America: Bow Tunic

The Hannah Dress by Bobkin for One Thimble Sewing Ezine

Loli Dress {One Thimble Issue 14}

{One Thimble Issue 16} Hally Dress

{One Thimble} Issue 18 Blog Tour

One Thimble Tour 20: Miss Camila Kaftan

I guess you can say that I’m a long time fan! HA! When Jen announced that One Thimble was coming back, I couldn’t even wait to see what was in store for this fantastic e-zine. Brooke Smith, of Idle Sunshine, put together another fantastic blog tour and of course I had to participate! Let’s take a look at what I sewed up…

The Pattern

The new release of One Thimble includes a few new sewing patterns but in the re-vamp they also decided to include pattern hacks for releases that were featured in previous editions. The Miss Olivia Dress by One Puddle Lane full pattern is available in her shop if you don’t already own it but originally released in Issue 16. The original design was a maxi dress, with a beautiful faux wrap front, elastic waist, side seam pockets and two sleeve options. The pattern is available in sizes 2-16 US/ 6-20 AU.

Miss Olivia Dress 1 Puddle Lane sewn by @lilyshinecreates

The Hack

OT Issue 21 shows you how to hack the Miss Olivia Dress into a dolman sleeve with a knee length skirt. The tutorial gives you step by step instructions on how to take the original bodice and extend a dolman style sleeve. The tutorial also shows you how to use the previous skirt pattern piece to shorten into a knee length instead of a maxi length. The best part is you can apply this hack to almost any pattern to create a dolman sleeve and shorter skirt!!


The Fabric

The Miss Olivia Dress recommends that you use soft rayons or similar woven fabrics. Since we’re heading into fall here in the US, I was hoping to make the Miss Olivia in a fall-friendly fabric. I headed to our local Hobby Lobby (since we moved into the middle of nowhere and that’s my only fabric store option within an hour drive)…but unfortunately there were no fall colored rayon or similar wovens. However, I found this incredible stretch velvet that had beautiful drape, was lightweight and in the perfect fall color scheme!

Miss Olivia Dress 1 Puddle Lane sewn by @lilyshinecreates

The Finished Look

Finally the moment you’ve been waiting for…here is my Miss Olivia Dolman, Short Dress Hack! I hope you love it!! I had fun stying it for fall- the super popular felt hat and a pair of cute booties.


Follow the Tour:

For your chance to win a copy of the new One Thimble Issue 21 – Spring 2019 please enter the rafflecopter prize draw here – Open until 12am Friday September 6th AEST

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We have some amazing bloggers joining in to share their makes this week. We were excited to celebrate the release and relaunch of One Thimble. Be sure to check each one out on the tour and show them some love.

August 30

Idle Sunshine

Rebel & Malice

Marvelous Auntie M

August 31

Sprouting JubeJube

{Spools+Oodles} of Fun

September 1

Needles to Say

September 2

Max California

Lily Shine Creates

September 3

Candice Ayala

Stitched by Jennie

September 4


September 5

Beri Bee Designs

Idle Sunshine Tour Wrap Up!

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