Classic Sew Essential Box- January 2022
The Puff shirt has overlapping shoulders that create an elegant boatneck. The sleeves are wide at the bottom and gathered with elastic folded inwards which creates a puff sleeve. Even though the end result looks very refined and elegant, it's really easy and fun to make. More...
Ships starting January 1, 2022
- Evergreen Viscose Linen Silky Noil - I've used this fabric before for a dress, but I couldn't get it out of my head for this blouse. The little nubs of the noil will add texture and interest to the blouse and the viscose will add a nice amount of drape to the bodice. The linen will keep the structure of the sleeve so you can have just the right amount of volume for your look. Plus, that deep green color is divine - rich and verdant. If you want to let the color make the blouse, this is the fabric for you!
- Cream and Blue Ikat Cotton - I have been itching to use an ikat for a while now. I love the uneven nature of the print and how it really shows off the weave of the fabric. If you're unfamiliar, ikat is a resist-dyeing technique where the threads used for weaving are dyed beforehand. The ikat threads are bound in a pattern so that the threads covered by the binding ‘resist’ the dye, creating a design. Here that design is a beautiful check pattern where squares of indigo blue float on a white background. The simple cotton is soft and supple and will show off the clean lines of the pattern beautifully. A dream of a fabric!
I made the sleeveless dress version of the I Am Cinderella pattern. It went together quickly and easily, just in time for the last days of summer. The fit on the dress is great, and the pineapple print fabric has a beautiful flow to it. I’m looking forward to making another version from this versatile pattern.
My only quibble with the pattern is that the pieces are printed overlapping one another, making it a bit of a challenge to lay out and cut the pattern.