This Month's Box
Wren Blouse from Chalk and Notch
Sewing buttons and buttonholes, attaching a facing, sewing darts, sewing with elastic, setting sleeves
Matching thread, 11 buttons, 3/8" elastic, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle
US Sizes 0-30
- Goldenrod Cotton Gingham - If you're feeling a little country-core, gingham is always a great option, and this golden version is delightful. The color is slightly muted since the base is undyed cotton, and that quality gives the fabric a lovely rustic feel. Contrast that with the silky hand of the fabric, like that of a cotton lawn, and you have a sweet, but not saccharine fabric that is just what your fall wardrobe needs!
- Mulberry Corsage Rayon Lawn - If you're looking to go a little zoological with your blouse, this is the fabric for you. A combination of delicate roses, slithering snakes, and a stray beetle, this print is a bit baroque, but perhaps all the more fun for it. The deep purple red of the fabric grounds the print with its richness, and the silky rayon keeps the blouse wearable and soft. A statement blouse if there ever was one!
- Black and Gray Twig Rayon Challis - Not quite a basic, this printed rayon challis is abstract and subtle. The gray twigs float on the black background creating a print that's not quite a floral, but that evokes barren winter days and the renewal that can follow. The fabric itself is silky and soft, eminently light and drapey. Whether you make the dress of the blouse, it will show off the sleeves and shaping with style!
Delightful gift from fellow sewer. Everything needed for project included which encourages starting the project
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