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Sew Indulgent Box - May

*** Available to order from March 15 to April 14. Ships on May 3 ***

Flattering and easy to wear, the Tea Dress is a great pattern with a variety of options for different looks. It features a V-neckline with front and back neck yokes, front seaming, in-seam angled pockets (for the dress versions), a back neck box pleat, cuffed dolman short sleeves and two different tie options. Views A, B, & C feature wide under the bust, inseam ties that can be tied behind the back or doubled around to the front. Views D, E & F feature a spaghetti waist tie that threads through a back tunnel and can be tied in the front or for just a bit of waist definition, tied behind the back. There are three different length options - views A & D are hip length tops, views B & E are above the knee length dresses and views C & F are tea length dresses. There are no closures to sew - just slip it on over the head and tie! More... 

Fabric
Pattern
In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Tea Dress from Sew House Seven

Skill Level: Intermediate

What you should know (or desire to learn): Attaching a facing, sewing a yoke, pleating fabric, attaching a facing, sewing ties

Fabric Options: Read more about the fabric options here.

  • Pink Toucan Silk Cotton Voile - Silk isn't the first fabric you may think of for this dress, but while researching for this box, I saw a chiffon version of this dress and I couldn't get it out of my mind. Because this dress is the kind to simply pull over your head, it is a really good pattern for a floaty, lightweight overlay with a nude slip. I wasn't about to torture you with a hard to sew chiffon, however, so I was thrilled to find this silk cotton voile. This silk is not nearly as transparent or temperamental as chiffon - the cotton gives it a bit more body and a bit more opacity, but it has the same airy quality that I loved. And the print is absolutely gorgeous! The bright pink and orange colors combine with ferns and even a toucan for a print that immediately transports me to somewhere warm and tropical, exactly what we need after a long winter. A stunning choice!
  • Nile Blue Yarn Dye Washed Linen - I'm pretty sure most Sew House Seven patterns are designed with linen in mind, and, honestly, I'm not complaining. This pattern is no exception, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to use this yarn dyed washed linen to let the style lines of the dress really shine. A slight striation in the fabric means you can play with directionality on the yoke and pockets, and the light weight of the fabric means you'll stay cool all Summer long in this dress. Plus the light, slightly turquoise blue is the perfect color for Spring!
  • Navy Chrysanthemum Print Ecovero Twill - I love a large scale floral for a dress, and I'm completely enamored with this chrysanthemum print. Like the rayon poplin in our Sew Fearless Box, this print combines blue, white, and orange for a combination that has me swooning. The deep navy contrasts really nicely with the white lines and orange centers, and it is reminiscent of art deco floral prints. The ecovero keeps the fabric modern, with its semi-fluid drape, medium body and silky hand. This fabric will be a joy to sew for a dress that is a joy to wear! (Note, this fabric will ship after May 3)
    Also in this Box: Matching thread, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle