Sew Essential Box - April 2023


The Ilma pattern includes two variations: an airy off-the-shoulder mini dress, and a cute A-line top. Both variations feature a wavy, tiered hemline and an elasticated neckline. The dress variation has wrist-length puff sleeves with gathered sleeve openings. The top comes with ruffle shoulder straps. You can also make a sleeveless dress with shoulder straps, or sew the top with puff sleeves and off-the-shoulder neckline. Both variations are maternity friendly. More...

Ships starting April 3, 2023

  • Sky Blue Washed Lawn - This pale blue washed lawn is about as light and airy as you can get. Like a little fabric cloud. The weave is simple, with a slightly crisp drape and voluminous flow - perfect for showing off the A-Line twirl of this dress and top. It's also thin enough to gather without bulk through the neckline and shoulders. And the color! Like a sunny sky on a cold day, it will put you in the mood for long, warm days spent outside. A dream of a fabric!
  • Swirling Flora Blush Pink Rayon - When sorting through fabrics for this month, I never wavered on using this dynamic rayon. I HAD to use it. Between the light peachy pink and the deeper floral accents, the fabric has a sense of movement and painterly space that had me swooning. Combine the pattern  with a silky soft hand of the rayon and luscious semi-fluid drape, and you have a knockout of a fabric for a truly gorgeous spring dress!
  • Jade Vines Linen Chambray - Spring always makes me think of greens and pinks, and this linen chambray has both! The fabric itself is a linen rayon blend, similar to the viscose noil we like to feature, minus the nubbly texture. This combo creates a soft hand and supple drape that will work so well for the shape of this dress/top. Plus the botanical pattern - a blend of pink irises, red buds, and dark blue vines - is vibrant and fresh, just the vibes we want for the coming warm weather!

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!