Sew Select Box - May 2024

$105.00

Austin is a semi-fitted sleeveless dress with armhole darts and a keyhole opening at the centre front. Customise the Austin with optional patch pockets to carry snacks for you (and your furry friends!). Topstitched seams and button band closures at the side seams add both function and interest. More...

Ships starting May 2, 2024

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Select Your Fabric
With Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
With Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
With Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
Without Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
Without Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
Without Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
With Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
With Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
With Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
Without Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
Without Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
Without Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
With Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
With Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
With Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
Without Pattern / Green Maze Linen Cotton Check
Without Pattern / Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen
Without Pattern / Crimson Viscose Linen Slub
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This Month's Box

Pattern

Austin Dress (View A) from Grainline Studio

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

What You Should Know

Buttons and button holes, bias finishing, topstiching, sewing darts

Notions Included

Matching thread, fusible interfacing, 17 buttons, cording, and a sewing machine needle

Sizing

US Sizes 0-18, 14-32

  • Green Maze Linen Cotton Check - Is it just us or does this linen cotton blend remind you of English gardens and country hedge mazes. Windowpane checks combine the symmetry of plaid with the simplicity of a stripe for an exploration of negative space. And this fabric adds a twist with a verdant grass green as its background. The fabric itself is summer weight and swingy, a perfect match for the A-line cut of this dress. Plus, you have the option to cut the bodice on the bias for a fantastic twist on a simple dress. We just love it!
  • Blue and White Beach Stripe Linen - This beach stripe linen is straight out of your next vacation photos. This fabric has alternating bands of light blue and white, evoking mediterranean beaches and French Navy stripe. The whole effect of the fabric evokes a serene, natural calm, and who doesn't want that when they get dressed. Plus, you can play with the direction of the stripes on the bodice and skirt and turn this fabric into a show-stopping a summer dress!
  • Crimson Viscose Linen Slub - This bright crimson hue comes in the form of a linen viscose blend, meaning not only is the fabric bold, it is also soft and textural, everything you want in a fabric and more. The saturated color will really make this dress shine, and it will create a great palette against which you can play with jewelry, sandals, and maybe a nice summer scarf. A stunner of a fabric!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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Nappie Dee
Wow

The Indigo Pre-Quilted Stripe fabric in this box just blew me away. The pictures and description just did not do it justice.
The box comes with all the notions needed to complete the project. It's lovely to have a new needle for each new product.

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Mother/daughter sewers
Birthday gift

Delightful gift from fellow sewer. Everything needed for project included which encourages starting the project

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Rhoda Martin
High Quality Fabric

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fabric. Good Purchase.

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SG
Favorite Winter Trousers

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.

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Kristine Gorham
Good, but...

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.