Classic Sew Essential Box - April 2024

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The Ilma pattern includes two variations: an airy off-the-shoulder mini dress, and a cute A-line top. Both variations feature a wavy, tiered hemline and an elasticated neckline. The dress variation has wrist-length puff sleeves with gathered sleeve openings. The top comes with ruffle shoulder straps. You can also make a sleeveless dress with shoulder straps, or sew the top with puff sleeves and off-the-shoulder neckline. Both variations are maternity friendly.  More...

Ships starting March 2, 2024

  • Sky Blue Washed Lawn - This pale blue washed lawn is about as light and airy as you can get. Like a little fabric cloud. The weave is simple, with a slightly crisp drape and voluminous flow - perfect for showing off the A-Line twirl of this dress and top. It's also thin enough to gather without bulk through the neckline and shoulders. And the color! Like a sunny sky on a cold day, it will put you in the mood for long, warm days spent outside. A dream of a fabric!
  • Swirling Flora Blush Pink Rayon - When sorting through fabrics for this month, I never wavered on using this dynamic rayon. I HAD to use it. Between the light peachy pink and the deeper floral accents, the fabric has a sense of movement and painterly space that had me swooning. Combine the pattern  with a silky soft hand of the rayon and luscious semi-fluid drape, and you have a knockout of a fabric for a truly gorgeous spring dress!

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Anne Tisel
Gotta love quilting!

I liked the fabric and final results but didn’t realize it would take so long to cut out and quilt all the pieces for this vest, and I’m an experienced quilter!

Nappie Dee
Top quality box!

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.

Kara L
Buyer beware: Can't skip!

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.

Natalie Cardon
Seeger nightmare

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

Jennifer Meester

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