Sew Select Box - November 2022
Make yourself a beautiful 1950's inspired dress based on the style of Betty Draper! With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the center back, has facings around the neckline and armholes, and a machine-finished hem. More...
Ships starting November 2, 2022
- Copper and Black Enchanté Jacquard - Back when we did our first party dress boxes, we featured two metallic jacquards that were so popular, we knew we had to revisit the theme. This fabric, a copper-hued, tone on tone marvel, screams party dress with its subtle floral print, crisp drape, and metallic sparkle. Medium weight, with good body and a beefy hand, this fabric will hold its shape and really play up the fit and flare design of the dress. For a touch of vintage, cocktail dress flair, this is the fabric for you!
- Red Sateen Drill - Combining the sewabilty of cotton with the sheen of satin, this fabric has it all! A great fabric for newer sewists who want the look of posher fabrics without the headache. And with just a little bit of stretch across the grain, it will move with you while still holding its shape. And speaking of shape, this medium weight fabric has a full-bodied drape that will really accentuate the sweep of the half circle skirt. In a scarlet red, this fabric will transform into a fit and flare dress that is both bold and beautiful!
- Elephant and Chameleon Viscose Lawn - A lot of lawn prints out there are bright and summer, but we were thrilled to find this dark moody pattern, featuring an elephant no less. A deep, black-navy background covered in dark green leaves and jungle animals may not seem like a holiday fabric, but the color combination feels just right to us. Plus, the silky viscose lawn, with a tight weave and soft drape, will look so stunning, it won't matter what season it is. You'll just look amazing all the time!
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!