This Month's Box
Attaching a collar, buttons and buttonholes, sewing a yoke, inserting sleeves, understitching, sewing darts
Matching thread, fusible interfacing, 7 buttons, and a sewing machine needle
US sizes 0-30
- White Ultra Cotton Sateen - With a slight sheen, the sateen instantly looks dressed up while still being a joy to sew. Lightweight, with a crisp drape and a silky hand, the fabric is a step above your typical white shirting and will become an amazing versatile blouse. Nothing brightens up an outfit like a crisp white shirt, and you will look instantly tailored and chic in your make. A classic and gorgeous choice!
- Violet Crawford Gingham - If you're feeling a little country-core, gingham is always a great option, and this violet version is delightful. The color is muted since the base is undyed cotton, and that quality gives the fabric a lovely rustic feel. Paired with the flat collar and button front, and you have a casual look you'll want to wear well beyond the weekend. Sweet, but not saccharine, this fabric option is just what your wardrobe needs!
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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!