April 17, 2024

Guest Post: Bernadette Skirt from Friday Pattern Company

Hey! I’m Rebecca @rebeccacreechcreates on Instagram.  I wanted to share with your my subscription box experience so far! A little “what to expect, or how do I do this?” if you will. 

To begin, each month you’ll receive an email when the new month premieres.  You can hop over to the website then and browse the selection of new pattern/fabric combos or wait until your reminder email shows up, which reminds you to lock in your monthly selection of pattern and fabric. 

Either way, at the Manage your Subscription page, you’ll have an opportunity to select which pattern/fabric combo inspires you for that month.  There are Sew Essential boxes for $75, Sew Select for $105 or Sew Indulgent for $135 and then you can choose from a New or Tried and True pattern.  I’ve had fun trying both New to Me designers and Tried and True. 

In addition to picking out which pattern you’d like to try, you also can select which fabric you’d like, generally there are 2-3 choices available.  All of the fabric is high quality and well suited for the pattern which is great for taking the guesswork out of pairing. 

The best part of each kit in my opinion is it comes with everything you need to complete the project from thread and elastics to bias tape and even a sewing machine needle whatever the pattern calls for, it’s included! 

I’ve delayed projects so many times because I’m missing the right notions and don’t want to run to the store. Haven’t you? 


For my first box, I was kindly gifted a box during the Skirt themed month of March.  I was able to whip up my project, the Bernadette Skirt by Friday Pattern Company in a few sittings.  My box had everything I needed to make the skirt, linen twill fabric in cast iron, which is so soft and luxe feeling and all the notions including 2 zippers, d rings, a snap, matching thread and a sewing machine needle.  

After getting my linen twill fabric washed, it was an easy go to get started on my project! I have worked with Friday Pattern Company patterns before and am familiar with their thorough instructions so I was confident getting started without a toile.  My waist is 29” give or take, and my hips are 37”, so I choose to make a size M.   

The skirt came together quickly for me, even with an invisible zipper at the side seam. Then I was onto the cute little belt pouch.  I enjoyed making this as it was a throw back to when I really first started sewing and made a lot of bags and totes and had no idea I should be intimidated by zippers! 

Upon completion, I quickly tried it on and it was too big! Eek! So I threw it in the washing machine and dryer to see if that would help, and it did! It’s still a smidge on the big side but I’m ok with that because my tummy size fluctuates throughout the month.  


Overall, I loved the whole experience of unboxing, creating and now sharing this make! I’ve subscribed to the monthly subscription program and have received last month’s April box, which I cut out the other day and have ordered my May box. This program is great for beginners as well as advanced sewist as there are plenty of pattern choices for all and lots of different pattern designers to try.

If you’re looking for a gift or even just to treat yourself like I am, I highly recommend checking out Needle Sharp's subscription boxes! 


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