Sew Select Box - December 2021
The Rumi Tank is a feminine & modern racerback tank dress & top that will become a staple in your wardrobe. It is a quick pattern for experienced sewers, as well as those new to sewing with knits. Both views have a deep scoop neck front & narrow racerback, all finished with thin bands. View A tank dress is fitted through the upper body & bust, then flares to an a-line dress that lands at a midi length. View B tank top is fitted in the upper body, following your figure with a nipped in waist & slight flare at the hip. An optional chest pocket can be added to either view. More...
Ships starting December 1
- Ocean Mist Rayon Spandex Jersey - I originally had a darker green for this option, but decided last minute to lighten it up. I loved the colors so much in the next fabric, that I wanted to highlight some of the more pastel hues. And I really fell in love with this green. It's bluer and deeper than a sage, with a hazy quality I find very relaxing. The fabric itself is soft, with a semi-fluid drape, with excellent recovery and stretch. A perfect fabric for this dress, I'm already feeling serene thinking about it!
- Tropical Leaves Double Brushed Poly - This fabric is transporting. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a place that has palm trees and tropical plants, this fabric will take you there with its large scale botanical print and jewel-toned colors. In this print, the leaves are tinged with turquoise, green, and orange, all on a dark blue background. And it's all on top of the much loved (see above) double brushed poly. So incredibly soft and stretchy, this fabric is about to become the nap dress/vacation outfit of your dreams.
- Desert Rose Rib Knit - Because of the shaped bodice of this dress, I knew I wanted to include a rib knit. The body hugging quality of ribs is excellent and lends itself so well to the shape of this pattern. Instead of a 2x2 rib, which is quite close together, I found this larger rib, in a medium weight, that will look almost like stripes when all put together. A polyester-rayon blend, it's soft but durable, and in a desert rose, almost like a dark salmon pink, the color is soft but rich, slightly pastel, but not baby pink. A lovely base color to pair with all sorts of layering pieces. A beautiful choice if you ask me!
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