Classic Sew Select Box - April 2023
A traditional pair of easy fitting dungarees, the Harlene Overalls are a hard-working wardrobe staple featuring classic detailing and optional top stitching. Loose through the hips and legs, with side button closures, a high dungaree back, and patch pockets, these overalls are inspired by traditional workers' dungaree but fitted for a casual, feminine look. More...
Ships starting April 3, 2023
- Wheat Cotton Linen Blend - These overalls are a blank canvas, and that's on purpuse. We love the idea that fabric that can reflect its wear and tear with you, like a living object, whether you wear your overalls to paint, work in the garden, or play with your pets. Light and neutral, this linen blend is soft, supple, and breathable, and it will feel amazing to wear, no matter what you throw at it!
- Dark Lilac Cotton Twill - This twill is the perfect chino twill. Soft, flexible, medium weight, and 100% cotton, it's an ideal fabric for any pair of overalls. What sold me on this fabric in particular is the color. Dark and slightly muted, this lilac color reminds me of the twilight sky and oil slicked water. It is completely unexpected for a pair of overalls, and yet I can't out of my mind how lovely it will look as a finished pair of overalls. A simply gorgeous choice!
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!