Classic Sew Select Box - 6 Months - February 2023
The Roscoe Blouse and Dress is a boho-inspired garment with a gathered neckline and raglan sleeves. The neckline is finished with a center slit and neckties. The sleeves are designed to hit a few inches above the wrist. View A is a blouse, view B is a mini dress or tunic and view C hits mid-calf. Views B and C have a large ruffle at the bottom. More...
Ships starting January 1, 2022
- Melon Pink Cotton Swiss Dot - If you want just a hint of texture in your top or dress, look no further than swiss dot. Little bumps of thread dot this melon pink voile, and it creates a beautiful polka dot pattern that will really shine in this boho look. The fabric is wonderfully lightweight and soft, and the top you create will be breezy and airy, perfect for getting a jump on Spring sewing. A beautiful choice!
- Navy/Coral Pointillist Stripe Viscose Crepe - Sometimes I struggle with coming up with names for all the fabric. Is it a polka dot, a speckle, and an abstract print? For this print, “pointillist” immediately jumped out, as the stripe bands are actually made of little dots of coral, like if Georges Seurat decided to take a stab at fabric design. I love how the small dots create a large-scale pattern on the navy background, and I think the vertical stripes will look amazing turned into a dress. You could also play with the direction of the stripe on the hem ruffle for a truly unique look. A lovely fabric befitting a love pattern!
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!