This Month's Box
Sauvie Sundress from Sew House Seven
Sewing darts, sewing inseam pockets, creating an elastic casing, gathering fabric (optional)
Matching thread, fusible interfacing, elastic, and a sewing machine needle
US sizes 00-20
- Denim Blue Pin Dot Cotton Lawn - Designed by esteemed Japanese brand Sevenberry for Robert Kaufman, this cotton lawn has an ultra-smooth hand and an, airy, soft drape. Lightweight and breathable, with tiny white polka dots speckled across its face, this fabric is a classic, evoking day dresses from the 50s and 60s, but in a thoroughly modern dress. This dress will feel be a dream to wear, perfect for the summer heat.
- Maize Cotton Batiste - There's not much more summery than a bright, sunny yellow, so it was simply obvious to feature this gorgeous cotton batiste. Light and silky, this finely woven cotton is a classic summer fabric. It is breathable, soft, and supple. The lightly crisp drape will accentuate the flow of this dress, without adding too much volume, all while keeping you cool in summer heat. And the color will be a burst of cheer in your closet. We're happier just looking at it!
- Magenta Baby Noil - If you love our viscose linen noil, this will be your next fave. With a higher rayon content, this fabric is even silkier and drapier, making it ideal for this dress. And the color is divine! A vibrant, jewel-toned pink, it give a kick of color without knocking you out. You may not think a pink dress is in your future, but I'm here to convince you otherwise. Go bold with this stunning choice!
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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!