Classic Sew Select Box - November 2022
Mila might look like a complex pattern but that's not the case. If you are an intermediate seamstress or even a confident beginner, it will be perfect for you. Versatile and customizable, there is a jumpsuit view with V neckline, wrap-around ties, pleated trousers with tapered legs and back elastic waistband, and a dress view with the same elements and some changes: the front neckline is buttoned, there are ¾ length sleeves and a pencil skirt with front slit. With its casual yet elegant look, we hope Mila will be able to seduce you. More...
Ships starting November 2, 2022
- Charcoal Cotton Linen Blend - If you want a linen with a little bit of sheen, this is the fabric for you. A slub weave adds texture to this neutral gray woven and a medium weight gives it enough heft for this jumpsuit. A healthy dose of cotton also helps prevent wrinkles, always a concern when it comes to linen. Easy to care for and easy to sew, this jumpsuit is sure to become your new workwear favorite!
- Mocha and Black Grasslands Printed Linen Blend - We used a different print of this fabric in the first iteration of this box, and we fell in love with the supple drape and medium body of this linen blend. Similar to Essex Linen (if you're familiar), this fabric has structure from the cotton and breathability from the linen. Add to it this mocha color with black grassy fronds, and you have a subtle yet stunning fabric to make a printed jumpsuit you can dress up or down for all your fashion needs!
This box arrived just in time for the cooler weather. The trousers by The Assembly Line are great. I was a bit skeptical of the double pleats on the front and double darts in the back. Once I was done, I felt like I stepped out from the 1920s or 30s. I'm 5'10" and normally need to find jeans/pants with a 34" inseam. I was very surprised at the length of these trousers since their website state that they draft their patterns for a height of 5'6". I decided not to add any extra length and they ended up being just right -- with a narrow hem -- when I wear flats. I would definitely add an inch or two next time to widen the hem and make them a little longer to wear with any type of small heel.
I also really loved the buttons that were included in the box.
I am already planning on making another pair of these trousers for this winter.
I love the fabric, pattern and notions, but the pattern calls for interfacing which was not included. I thought it would be and had to make a run to the fabric store.
Everything comes in a lovely box and clearly lovingly packaged. The fabric is gorgeous
The pattern has been really nice to work with, everything is really clean and finished. The needle works very well for this fabric, and I love how the kit was packed. However, I have a few concerns with the accessories that came with the box. The fabric ended up being really think for the pattern - some of the seams had 4-5 layers of fabric, making for bulky seams. The fabric is also a heavy weight when the pattern recommended light to medium weight. I still think I can make it work, it just made it difficult to work with.
Additionally, I received 2 sets of thread and it was not enough to complete the project. It got me through most of it, and I tried my best to preserve it. I'm not sure anyone could make the entire coat with only the 2 thread.
I'd still order again because of the ease of everything coming in one kit, and I realize this is a new service so I'm hopeful it will only get better!