Sew Essential Box - June 2023

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The Rio is a ringer style T-shirt and casual dress. View A is a fitted top that hits around the hip. View B is a semi-fitted dress ending just above the knee. Both views have contrasting ribbing around the crew neckline and short sleeves for a slightly vintage look.

In addition to the fabric for this box, you will also receive an ice dying kit. If you wish to ice dye your make, we've included a white PFD cotton as one of the options. More...

Ships starting June 2, 2023

  • Terra Cotta Cotton Spandex Jersey - The Ringer Tee has strong seventies vibes, so we knew we wanted to use earth tones somehow. Then we found this rich terra cotta hue and we needed to look no further. Rich and earthy, this fabric has a golden sunset color that makes us want to watch Dazed and Confused and wear bell bottoms. Add the fact that the fabric itself is our favorite t-shirt knit, and we're ready to make our new favorite top for easy summer wear. Are you?
  • Pink Ribbons Navy Cotton Jersey - The most playful of our options this month, this navy and pink cotton just makes us smile. Isn't it a delight? A bit of a holdover from last month's barbiecore influences, this fabric has pops of pink without being too twee. Each ribbon is about an inch big and they evoke butterflies and bows depending on your perspective. A lovely medium weight jersey, this fabric has great stretch and recovery and will become a fantastic t-shirt!
  • White Laguna Jersey - We're doing something a little bit different this month and sending you PFD fabric. "Prepared for Dye" means it is the perfect canvas for the ice dye kit we are sending this month. The fabric itself is medium weight with amazing stretch and recovery. Basically our favorite T-shirt knit that you can transform into a hand-dyed shirt or keep as a white tee to wear with everything!

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Valerie Straub
Lois Dress

I thought this was a very flattering pattern and I am pleased with how it is turning out. The lightweight cotton voile print was a good selection on Mary's part and she included everything needed so no further shopping necessary which I love. I used the included tear away product to stabilize the waist and it was easy to use. I skipped the side zipper as I didn't need it and raised the neckline for a more modest fit. I have enjoyed all my Needle Sharp boxes, love how Mary puts everything you need in there plus labels and little extras. It has helped introduce me to Indy patterns and keeps my me made wardrobe currant.

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.