Classic Sew Essential Box - August 2024

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A gathered skirt with deep scoop pockets, the Brumby Skirt pattern features exposed an zipper and a contoured waistband sitting on the natural waistline. View A is above the knee and includes pockets. View B is midi length, includes pockets and additional fullness. View C is basic knee length gathered skirt. More...

Ships starting August 2, 2024

  • Indigo Washed 8 oz Denim - The short version of this skirt is ideal for denim. The structure of the fabric creates a lovely bell shape and topstitching adds detail and contrast. I've chosen a dark indigo wash for the skirt, all the better to show off topstitching, and the 8oz weight is just right for a structured skirt that still has some movement. If you are looking to have a classic denim skirt in your wardrobe, this is the option for you!
  • Honey Fineline Twill - A lightweight twill, this fabric will have enough structure for View A, but enough sway for the other views. In a classic khaki honey, this skirt will transition beautifully from summer to fall. Plus the large pockets mimic a cargo skirt but with much more feminine lines. We love it!

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Kara L
Love the pattern

I love this pattern. It isn't a good one for beginners due to the lack of clear instructions. It also doesn't really tell you the width of bias binding to use -- odd! -- good thing bias tape comes in the kit. The garment itself is comfortable and flexible but the amount of fabric given seemed pretty skimpy this month.

Teresa Finn

I am not exactly a beginner but someone who needs more sewing experiences. This kit is frustrating me more than stretching me: e.g., I prefer tissue patterns for flexibility, manageability, elimination of steps (tracing); am finding red ink hard to read on the instruction; the English translation and abbreviations takes some figuring out (it can be done but why so challenging?); metric measurements also need translating (from instruction to pattern to sewing machine); the fabric is super slinky for someone still feeling her way. I could use a secondary Needle-sharp written tutorial to avoid confusion and frustration. I am only just beginning the sewing part so results remain to be seen . . .if it doesn't turn out useable I will really be ticked.

Frederica Christ
Lovely pattern and fabric combination

Great pattern and fabric. I love that you do all the main decisions for me! I little disappointed in the amount of elastic thread supplied-definitely needed more than one spool. Also, the fabric is very shear; it really needed a lining on the bodice. So, I did have to go to my local fabric store to get more supplies to finish.

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.