Sew Select Box - September 2022
Simple sweatshirt or cardigan with smart detailing: slightly curved raglan sleeves which soften the shoulder, ample hood with lovely interior touches. Sweatshirt option can be with or without hood, and cardigan can be zipped or buttoned. Note, box includes notions to make the cardigan view. More...
Ships starting September 2, 2022
- Woodrose Cotton Fleece - A classic sweatshirt fleece, this fabric has become our go-to for loungewear. The brushed back of the fabric is soft and snuggly, and because the fabric on the thinner side, it will be a great transitional piece to wear as the days slowly get cooler. The cotton gives it a nice sturdiness, while a bit of spandex ensures that your zip-up is flexible and wearable. Plus the color is so rich with a hint of earthiness, like rosehips in herbal tea. We think it's a gorgeous fall fabric and we hope you agree!
- Heather Gray Diamond Quilted Double Knit - This double knit combines two of our favorite things: the stretch of jersey and the texture of your favorite quilt. Criss-crossing lines create little diamond puffs of fabric that will add texture to your zip-up. Light heather gray on one side and dark gray on the other, you also have lots of possibilities to play with the contrast. Soft, surprisingly thin for sweat shirting, and medium weight, this fabric is a stunner!
- English Manor Blue Waffle Knit - We've been meaning to use waffle knit for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity. Waffle knit typically is used for thermal pajamas as the little boxes of fabric allow air to insulate the body. The quality also makes it great for layering garments, like this zip-up. Supple and soft, this is the slouchiest option in this box and will give you more of a cardigan feel to your make. And the muted English blue is a standout - sophisticated, soft, and chic!
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fabric. Good Purchase.
This box arrived just in time for the cooler weather. The trousers by The Assembly Line are great. I was a bit skeptical of the double pleats on the front and double darts in the back. Once I was done, I felt like I stepped out from the 1920s or 30s. I'm 5'10" and normally need to find jeans/pants with a 34" inseam. I was very surprised at the length of these trousers since their website state that they draft their patterns for a height of 5'6". I decided not to add any extra length and they ended up being just right -- with a narrow hem -- when I wear flats. I would definitely add an inch or two next time to widen the hem and make them a little longer to wear with any type of small heel.
I also really loved the buttons that were included in the box.
I am already planning on making another pair of these trousers for this winter.
I love the fabric, pattern and notions, but the pattern calls for interfacing which was not included. I thought it would be and had to make a run to the fabric store.
Everything comes in a lovely box and clearly lovingly packaged. The fabric is gorgeous
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!