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Kari Made a Cosmos Skirt and Purse!

I love seeing all the different versions of Cosmos skirts and purses that are popping up around the world from the One Thimble release last week!

Cosmos Skirt by Sew Maris designs

Kari (from That’s Sew Kari in Australia) is part of the blog tour reviewing Issue #8 of One Thimble magazine, and I can’t even believe how totally adorable her version of the Cosmos skirt and purse is. So.Stinkin’.Cute! And that flower crown, designed by Molly and Momma, really is the icing on the cake, amiright? Love everything about this look!

Check out what Kari has to say, and I’d love to hear what you think about the Cosmos patterns. Have you made yours yet?

Happy sewing!


Cosmos Reversible Skirt and Matching Purse

Maybe you  know what it is like to give birth: painful, exhilarating, and completely overwhelming, right?

Cosmos Skirt and Purse pattern by Sew Maris Designs

My newest baby! Welcome to the world, Cosmos Reversible Skirt and Purse pattern! For now, and until early November, you can only purchase this sweet little skirt + purse pattern thru One Thimble (yep, affiliate links). It is a digital download (both the mag + my pattern), and you can purchase either the entire magazine (12 patterns, plus tutes, articles, and more!) for $25 AUD, which is about $18 USD. Such a bargain! If you prefer, you can buy patterns individually, too, but really, the full edition is a bargain and full of other patterns you are going to be begging for.

I am loving the adorable print Jen used for her Cosmos Purse!


Looks like somebody likes their new purse!! 🙂

Want to hear what others are saying?

I just love Kimmie Sew Crazy’s review and her crazy-cute little girl in the Cosmos Skirt! Krista Smith of Bee Quilted Beauties thinks this reversible skirt will be soooo practical for school (she’s right!). Melissa of Rebel & Malice loves the super fast Cosmos skirt sew, and Amy of Sew-Well tested this pattern for me. I am sure her little peanut is just too cute for words in her Cosmos skirt.

What about you? I’d love to see pix of all your #cosmosskirtandpurse versions! Tell me what you think, I am dying to hear from you!

Happy sewing,




First Sewing Pattern Release: Cosmos Skirt and Purse!

Have you been looking for a sweet AND simple skirt pattern, that sews up in a blink?

Cosmos Reversible Skirt and Purse by Sew Maris Designs


Finally done, I should add. If you have never tried it, designing and packaging a PDF pattern is work, sistah. Fun, challenging, and mostly exciting! Initially both patterns—the Cosmos Reversible Skirt and Cosmos Purse—will only be available thru One Thimble Issue 8 (affiliate link!)—a beautiful digital magazine published in Australia by the talented and hard-working Jen Kennedy. If this is a new-to-you magazine, you are going to be blown away. It is chock-ful of sewing articles, patterns, tips, and tutorials. Seriously, a bargain at only $25 AUD (which is just over $18 USD.You can spend more than that on a single pattern, right?) If you prefer, you can purchase just the individual patterns that are most appealing to you; either way works!

Sooo, a bit more about the Cosmos Skirt. Did I mention it is reversible? Double the fun, and a chance to showcase two cute prints. A bonus: spills can be “reversed” away! 🙂 With a super-easy-to-apply fold-over elastic waistband, you can have this skirt finished during naptime or while your daughter is at soccer practice, and the sweet scallops add a just-right feminine touch.

Cosmos reversible Skirt pattern by Sew Maris Designs

Amy of Sew-Well made this mini-Cosmos-version for her daughter. Her cute little peanut is a bit smaller than the smallest pattern size, so clever momma thought it looked adorable pulled up over her sweet, little baby belly.

Cosmos Reversible Skirt by Sew Maris Designs

Love this bright purple version Jill made for her little one!

Cosmos Reversible Skirt Pattern by Sew Maris Designs

The pretty flowered print fabric is adorable, and I love the braided strap on the Cosmos Purse made by Zara. Too cute!

Both the Cosmos Reversible Skirt and the Cosmos Purse patterns will be available on August 14 (Australian time, so sometime August 13 U.S. Time) in One Thimble Magazine, Issue 8  (there’s that affiliate link again). Make sure to grab your own copy – you’ll be delighted!

Happy sewing!