Classic Sew Essential Box - 12 Months - March 2024
Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don’t hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season. There are two options - a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are topstitched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.
- Army Green Crinkle Cotton Poplin - This poplin is all about the texture! A creped surface, this cotton looks like silk noil, but without the dry clean only care. In a utilitarian army green, this fabric will make for a gorgeous pair of slacks. The poplin has a little crisper drape than the other two fabrics, which makes it well suited for the wide leg version of the pants, but like most cottons, it will soften up with washing so you can be sure your slacks will be oh-so-comfortable!
- Light Gray Brussels Washer Linen - It's no secret that we love Robert Kaufman's Brussels Washer Linen. The combination of linen and viscose creates a fabric that is soft and silky, with a gorgeous semi-fluid drape. This yarn-dyed version in light gray has a lovely heathered look that adds depth and texture. The neutral color allows you play with the color of your tops and shoes to create all sorts of different looks. Go bright for a bold summery look or stay neutral for a serene beachy feel. The possibilities are up to you!
Very impressed with the quality of the materials provided in this box. The Megan Nielsen pattern is really fantastic and includes many links to information and tutorials. I'm not going to lie, this will be an ambitious make for me. Thanks to Needle Sharp for making this irresistibly great box to inspire me.
I had a Needle Sharp subscription a couple of years ago, but had to stop when I got too busy. I recently restarted it and am still delighted with the fabrics, patterns and overall high quality if the product. However!! You are no longer allowed to skip months of you have a pre-paid subscription, which is more affordable than month-to-month. I am extremely disappointed. This has kind of ruined my otherwise excellent experience and always leaves me wondering what will happen if I truly don't have time or don't like the theme of the month.
All was going sort of ok until I started serging the waistband. I broke 2 needles and the serger started chewing up the fabric so the waistband has holes in it. Lots of parts of the waistband looks like it was gnawed on by rats and I’m too frustrated by the breaking needles to continue
Sew Essential Box - October 2023
Love this fabric. Can’t wait to make it…