Sew Select Box - April 2023
Inject a little bohemian glamour into your wardrobe with the Nicks Dress + Blouse. In multiple variations with soft gathering and delicate details, it's satisfying to make and a pleasure to wear.
All views feature a loose-fitting V-necked bodice with a gently gathered shoulder and yoke. The slightly puffed sleeve is gathered at the shoulder; choose between a short sleeve, or a long sleeve with wrist pleats for shaping and an elastic gathered cuff. You may also choose between two interchangeable neckline finishes: a simple facing, or a bias-bound neckline with delicate rouleau button loops and buttons. View B is a voluminous swing tunic with a gathered hip tier and long or short sleeves. View C is an elegant blouse with a faced neckline and long or short sleeves.
*Note, this box includes fabric for Views B & C ONLY* If you want to make the dress, email us. More...
Ships starting April 3, 2023
- Teal Roses Cotton Lawn - We couldn't do a cottage core theme without some country calico florals, and we love the modern twist this teal color creates. Sweet and simple, the floral combines yellow tea roses with bright blue flowers and sage green leaves for an effect that is straight out of a country field of wildflowers. With a wonderfully light weight and loose drape, the fabric will work perfectly for both variations of this top for a bohemian, relaxed feel. We love it!
- Rosewood Textured Tencel - The muted, rosy pink of this fabric is just so delightfully soft! A sandwashed, textured tencel, the fabric has a wavy, striated feel that gives it a velvety hand and soft, effortless drape. The sandwashed finish creates a matte, sueded look, similar to silk. This solid color will show off the style lines and drape of these tops, and the tencel itself will feel amazing against your skin. All in a spring ready hue!
- Night Sunset Embroidered Cotton Gauze - You've probably sewn with double gauze, but discover the airy delights of a single gauze with this Atelier Brunette Cotton. Almost like a voile, but with a slight creped texture, this black cotton is dotted with glints of gold sunsets. The pattern is subtle and stunning, and adds interest to the lightly translucent fabric. With an heirloom feel and modern style, this fabric will transform into a stunning top you'll love to wear!
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!