Sew Essential Box - November 2022


Elodie is a modern take on a classic wrap dress. Romantic and flowy with multiple skirt and sleeve options, it's equally appropriate at a park picnic or a special wedding. Elodie features a softly flowing bodice, with release pleats under the bust and a dolman style sleeve. Choose between a short sleeve or a longer, more formal option that ends at the elbow. The skirt is swishy and voluminous and comes in three lengths, above the knee, midi or maxi, with optional patch pockets. *Note, this box contains enough fabric to make the midi length dress only* More...

Ships starting November 2, 2022

  • Pimpinella Ditsy Floral Crepe de Chine - This fabric, a silky crepe de chine, is all about the pattern. A deep red background is covered in ditsy cream and light red floral clusters for a look that is evocative of the holidays without being actual poinsettias and holly and the ivy. The fabric is light and thin, with a fluid drape that will add flutter to the sleeves and swish to the skirt of this dress. We dare you not to twirl when you put it on!
  • Bottle Green Satin - A crepe backed satin, this fabric is silky and shimmery, like gorgeous silk, but without the temperamental nature. Medium weight, with nice body for a satin, it is heavy enough for a winter dress, but light enough to stay flowing and soft for this dresses shape. And then there is the color. A deep, earthy green, it's the color of emerald and pine trees rolled into one, and it's ideal for the holiday season. A stunning fabric for a gorgeous dress!
  • Sepia Petunias Rayon Challis - If you're looking for a more neutral tone for your dress, this fabric is just the one. The substrate is our favorite rayon poplin, with its tight weave and dramatic, flowing drape. Paired with a subtle and wintery floral, like dried, pressed flowers on a black background, and you have the makings of gorgeous party dress. A little less glam than the other two options, while still retaining all the sway and drape of its compatriots, this fabric is perfect for a dress you'll wear all season long, not just to the fanciest of occasions. Sounds good, right?

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
nancy pollard
the perfect box for serious sewist.

Needlesharp provides a beautifully curated box for sewing a garment. I love that the fabric is matched to the pattern. The tread and needle is matched to the fabric and all extra notions are included in the box. I have made many garments from these boxes and I am so proud of all of them. I have also discovered new fabrics and patterns that I might not have found on my own.

Zoe is my blouse!

Such an easy pattern and it looks so pretty on. Will be making another one very soon!! Loved the box and the beautiful rayon challis in burgundy. Such a treat and would have never bought this pattern. Thank you for such a great experience!❤️

Still learning after all these years
A few problems

I am struggling with the pattern. The instructions are confusing to say the least. Fabric is great.

Kristine Gorham
Good box, but could be improved.

Not enough interfacing included, had to purchase more to finish dress. Also, the 'extra' was a card stock bookmark. Kind of silly and not needed. Hoping more for sewing notions. Great fabric and presentation though! Just needed enough interfacing and better 'extra' item.

Sewing in FL
My best make yet!

I recently finished my Wilder dress in Burnt Sienna Monstera Print Rayon Poplin from the Sew Essential box and I can’t rave enough about this kit! The fabric is beautiful and incredibly high quality, and since I wear a smaller size I have enough left over to make a True Bias Ogden cami, too! The included thread matches beautifully. And I enjoyed making the Wilder pattern so much that I’ve also used it to make three Wilder blouses. Just the pattern and project materials are a great value, but with my extra yardage and multiple pattern usages it’s a steal. I’ve bought a few Needle Sharp kits and am always blown away by the quality and style of the fabric and choice of patterns. Can’t wait for my next project!