Sew Essential Box - July 2024

$75.00

Ophelia is the ultimate sundress, designed for warm days and balmy nights. It is fitted above the bust with bust darts and a wide neckband and shoulder straps, subtly shaped at the waist, and gently flared to the midi-length hem. Topstitching highlights the button-through front, stitched-down in-seam pockets, centre back seam, and wide hem. More...

Ships starting July 2, 2024

Include a Pattern
Select Your Fabric
With Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
With Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
Without Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
Without Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
With Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
With Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
Without Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
Without Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
With Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
With Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
With Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
Without Pattern / Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton
Without Pattern / Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen
Without Pattern / Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton
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This Month's Box

Pattern

Ophelia Dress from Tessuti Patterns

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Should Know

Attaching buttons, sewing darts, sewing inseam pockets

Notions Included

Matching thread, eighteen buttons,fusible interfacing, swedish tracing paper, and a sewing machine needle

Sizing

US Sizes 2-20

  • Sandcastle Floral Linen Cotton - How can you not love this fabric? A gorgeous, neutral oatmeal linen is covered with white leaves as if it were cyano-printed in the sun. Airy and dreamy, the fabric feels like a fresh summer day. Plus the combination of linen and cotton gives the fabric softness and sturdiness, all the better to match the straight shape of the dress. A gorgeous fabric for a stunning dress!
  • Rain Blue Brussels Washer Linen - There is little more classic than a blue chambray. It's part of the American psyche; I swear we have genes for jeans. But we've added a twist with this greenish tinted blue. This lighter wash chambray is a linen-viscose blend, giving it structure and lightness, breathability and softness. And the color is so serene, like fresh rain on a hot day. The perfect summer color!
  • Mulberry Sandwashed Crinkle Cotton - We're absolutely obsessed with this crinkle cotton, so forgive us if we love to use it for everything. Completely opaque yet thin and supple, it's the ideal combination of structure and softness. Plus, the crinkle texture gives a lived in look, like you've loved your handmade makes for years, even when it is fresh off the sewing machine. And the color! The deep plum red is dark and dreamy, and straight out of the moody part of 90s. We love it!

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Customer Reviews

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Kara L
Love the pattern

I love this pattern. It isn't a good one for beginners due to the lack of clear instructions. It also doesn't really tell you the width of bias binding to use -- odd! -- good thing bias tape comes in the kit. The garment itself is comfortable and flexible but the amount of fabric given seemed pretty skimpy this month.

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Teresa Finn
struggling

I am not exactly a beginner but someone who needs more sewing experiences. This kit is frustrating me more than stretching me: e.g., I prefer tissue patterns for flexibility, manageability, elimination of steps (tracing); am finding red ink hard to read on the instruction; the English translation and abbreviations takes some figuring out (it can be done but why so challenging?); metric measurements also need translating (from instruction to pattern to sewing machine); the fabric is super slinky for someone still feeling her way. I could use a secondary Needle-sharp written tutorial to avoid confusion and frustration. I am only just beginning the sewing part so results remain to be seen . . .if it doesn't turn out useable I will really be ticked.

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Frederica Christ
Lovely pattern and fabric combination

Great pattern and fabric. I love that you do all the main decisions for me! I little disappointed in the amount of elastic thread supplied-definitely needed more than one spool. Also, the fabric is very shear; it really needed a lining on the bodice. So, I did have to go to my local fabric store to get more supplies to finish.

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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.