Sew Essential Box - May 2024

$75.00

The Donny Shirt is a boxy pull-on top that is designed to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. It is a dartless top with a lapel collar and patch pocket. The Donny is a great everyday top that can be worn with practically anything. Because of its boxy silhouette, the Donny is comfortable but still cool. Pair it with jeans or a skirt, layer it over or under a dress - the sky's the limit! More...

Ships starting May 2, 2024

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Select Your Fabric
With Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
With Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
Without Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
Without Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
With Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
With Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
Without Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
Without Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
With Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
With Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
Without Pattern / True Red Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Lime Gingham Check Linen
Without Pattern / Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen
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This Month's Box

Pattern

Donny Shirt from Friday Pattern Company

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

What You Should Know

Sewing a facing, gathering fabric, sewing a yoke, attaching a collar

Notions Included

Matching thread, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle

Sizing

US Sizes 0-30

  • True Red Brussels Washer Linen - With perfect blend of linen and rayon, this fabric is breathable, soft, and drapey. And with the addition of rayon, it wrinkles far less than most linens. Plus, depending on how you treat the linen, you can create different looks. When dried flat, the fabric maintains the broadcloth look but softens with each laundering. When tumble-dried, the fabric shrinks significantly and takes on an almost herringbone texture that accentuates the fibers. But no matter how you treat the fabric, this bold red color will be perfect for your next picnic, party or anywhere else you go to enjoy the summer weather.
  • Lime Gingham Check Linen - Gingham worked for Dorothy and it can work for you! This yarn dye check (each square about 3/8") alternates undyed natural line and lime green threads for a look that is bright and stunning. The medium drape of the fabric will give some flow; the dry linen hand will ensure it is cool and breathable; and the spring green will help you welcome the season. We see this top paired with shorts and skirts for the perfect summer outfit!
  • Reeded Hibiscus Striped Royal Floral Linen - This linen has such a fantastic print! A cobalt blue floral on a pale blue background is striated with white stripes for a combination that we've never seen before. The blue floral is tropical while the stripes add a mariner vibe that we just love. Combined with the Donny top pattern, the fabric will hint at aloha shirts with a twist all its own. A shirt as unique as you are!

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Customer Reviews

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Anne Tisel
Gotta love quilting!

I liked the fabric and final results but didn’t realize it would take so long to cut out and quilt all the pieces for this vest, and I’m an experienced quilter!

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Nappie Dee
Top quality box!

Very impressed with the quality of the materials provided in this box. The Megan Nielsen pattern is really fantastic and includes many links to information and tutorials. I'm not going to lie, this will be an ambitious make for me. Thanks to Needle Sharp for making this irresistibly great box to inspire me.

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Kara L
Buyer beware: Can't skip!

I had a Needle Sharp subscription a couple of years ago, but had to stop when I got too busy. I recently restarted it and am still delighted with the fabrics, patterns and overall high quality if the product. However!! You are no longer allowed to skip months of you have a pre-paid subscription, which is more affordable than month-to-month. I am extremely disappointed. This has kind of ruined my otherwise excellent experience and always leaves me wondering what will happen if I truly don't have time or don't like the theme of the month.

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Natalie Cardon
Seeger nightmare

All was going sort of ok until I started serging the waistband. I broke 2 needles and the serger started chewing up the fabric so the waistband has holes in it. Lots of parts of the waistband looks like it was gnawed on by rats and I’m too frustrated by the breaking needles to continue

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Jennifer Meester

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