The Sewciety July box was packed full of fun things! Check out the unboxing below as well as sneak peak of next month’s pattern and fabric.
The pattern for July was the Meadow Skirt by Twig and Tale, which I gave you a sneak peak of last month. This is such a great pattern for all skill levels and has so many options, I know I will be making more. I especially love that it has both maternity and sensory waistband options, not something commonly found in regular patterns without purchasing seperate add-ons.
2.25 yards of Art Gallery PIMA cotton and 1″ elastic were included as well as a coupon for the pattern. I made the pleated front version with pockets and plan on doing either the button front or pleated front with a bow next time.
The mini project for July was a Fabriflair Bio Sphere Large Kit to make 2 faceted sphere bowls. Art Gallery Fabric by Mr. Domestic was included to make the spheres with as well as a glue to stick to help with assembly. I received this cute oar fabric! I plan on giving it to my husband to store his work badge, change, and any odds and ends that end up in his pockets throughout the day.
The box also contained of my favorites: fabric clips! These are one of my most used sewing accessories and I find them easier to use than pins. This handy elastic threader was also included as I’m looking forward to using it instead of the safety pin method. No matter how hard I try, I always end up opening the safety pin while threading elastic, causing me to stab myself and having to rethread it all over.
This cute pin is the gift for subscribers of 3 or 6 months and it inspired by Mr. Domestic’s fabric at Art Gallery.
Now, for the sneak peak of the August box!
A paper pattern of the Biscayne Blouse by Hey June is included in the August box. I don’t mind printing patterns, but it is nice to have on less step to do! The included fabric for this pattern is rayon challis and it has beautiful drape! I love the green color because it can be used in all seasons.
This was my first time making a placket, a while it’s not perfect, I’m very happy with how it turned out! The printed instructions were clear but there is also a step-by-step picture sew along on the Hey June website that is also really helpful. I was worried the placket would be difficult, since it was my first, and it it went together well. The hardest part for me was attaching the neckband. I had a hard time stitching it evenly while sewing down the facing on the inside. The seam ripper and I became BFFs during this process! I recommend saving yourself some time by basting the neckband on first.
This style of shirt is one of my favorites as it can be dressed up or down, and is a great wardrobe staple!