This Month's Box
Patina Blouse from Friday Pattern Company
US sizes 0-30
Attaching a collar, buttons and buttonholes, sewing a yoke, inserting sleeves, understitching, sewing darts
Matching thread, fusible interfacing, 7 buttons, and a sewing machine needle
- White Ultra Cotton Sateen - With a slight sheen, the sateen instantly looks dressed up while still being a joy to sew. Lightweight, with a crisp drape and a silky hand, the fabric is a step above your typical white shirting and will become an amazing versatile blouse. Nothing brightens up an outfit like a crisp white shirt, and you will look instantly tailored and chic in your make. A classic and gorgeous choice!
- Turquoise Phases Rayon Poplin - I always come back to rayon poplin because it's just so wearable. Thin but opaque, this fabric has a silky hand and semi-fluid drape, making it the obvious choice if you want a softly shaped top to mimic a silk blouse. And the print is so cool! Abstract circles on a lush turquoise background, the pattern evokes phases of the moon or pebbled walkways. Definitely a step up from your typical dot!
- Violet Crawford Gingham - If you're feeling a little country-core, gingham is always a great option, and this violet version is delightful. The color is muted since the base is undyed cotton, and that quality gives the fabric a lovely rustic feel. Paired with the flat collar and button front, and you have a casual look you'll want to wear well beyond the weekend. Sweet, but not saccharine, this fabric option is just what your wardrobe needs!
The pattern has been really nice to work with, everything is really clean and finished. The needle works very well for this fabric, and I love how the kit was packed. However, I have a few concerns with the accessories that came with the box. The fabric ended up being really think for the pattern - some of the seams had 4-5 layers of fabric, making for bulky seams. The fabric is also a heavy weight when the pattern recommended light to medium weight. I still think I can make it work, it just made it difficult to work with.
Additionally, I received 2 sets of thread and it was not enough to complete the project. It got me through most of it, and I tried my best to preserve it. I'm not sure anyone could make the entire coat with only the 2 thread.
I'd still order again because of the ease of everything coming in one kit, and I realize this is a new service so I'm hopeful it will only get better!