Classic Sew Select Box - December 2022
The Mile End Sweatshirt is a fresh, modern take on a classic wardrobe staple. With a slouchy, oversized fit, graphic style lines and clever details, it makes a true statement. View A is a classic crewneck sweatshirt with a band neckline. View B adds a fun twist by gathering the front band at the waist with a fabric tie. View C is a unique hoodie with a deep crossover neckline and a kangaroo pocket. All views feature a curved back yoke and a two-piece darted sleeve. More...
Ships starting December 2, 2022
- Corn Silk Yellow Tencel French Terry- Late summer early fall always make me think of how the light changes. You go from bright sunny days in August to cooler, more dilute light as the sun starts to angle away. This yellow captures that effect for me. It takes the cheery, sunny yellow of summer and adds a dusty, buttery mellowness that feels perfect for the season. It also helps that it's made of a lovely cotton-tencel blend that feels silky and soft, just as sweatshirt should be. Plus, the looped back french terry is perfect for transitional weather. All in all, I think you've found your new favorite autumn sweatshirt!
- Black Bamboo Cotton French Terry - We love, love, love this bamboo french terry. We've used it in our own sewing as well as several other boxes.The bamboo makes the fabric incredibly soft and light and will give you a slouchy, wear all year long type of hoodie. Plus, in a classic black, it will go with everything!
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fabric. Good Purchase.
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!