This Month's Box
Verano Tank from Christine Haynes
Sewing bust darts, attaching bias tape, sewing a button placket (optional), buttons and buttonholes (optional)
Matching thread, 9 shirt buttons, and a sewing machine needle
US Sizes 0-28
- Bold Meadow Rayon Lawn - I first fell for the rich, teal green in this fabric. It's just so lush and saturated. Add to it the bright magentas and papayas, the cool pastel touches and the pop of yellow, and I'm in love. Like a bouquet of wildflowers strewn across a lush green meadow, this is the perfect fabric to anticipate spring and all its renewal. Plus, in a rayon lawn - tightly woven, but with soft drape - you have a fabric that become a modern tank of your dreams!
- Awaska Sunset Rayon Lawn - This printed lawn, designed to look like an ikat print, is sunny and bright. A bold, marigold yellow background is dotted with white, red, and pink geometric design for a timeless yet modern look. The lawn is silky and deeply saturated, and it will feel simply wonderful against your skin. Plus it will drape so nicely for this casual A-line pattern. A perfect pair for jeans or trousers, it will become a much beloved part of your handmade wardrobe!
- White Embroidered Cotton Lawn - If you're looking to create an heirloom style top, look no further! The eyelet is very subtle, with tiny holes at the center of embroidered flowers, and in a lightweight cotton, this fabric will have a softly crisp drape, like a cotton voile. If you're looking to make a white top with lots of detail, this is the fabric for you!
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!