There really is nothing quite like experiencing live music in a massive field.
Having been to a fair few musical festivals myself - never made it to Glastonbury though - I can certainly vouch for incredible feeling of watching Elbow sing One Day Like This as the sun was setting, enjoying a questionable burrito and singing along with the crowd (Reading '11 in case you were wondering)!
And so, the inspiration for July's boxes came about. There are some pretty crazy trends that go on every year at festivals, and I wasn't too sure about cutting up miles of sequin fabric, so I went for a nod towards festival instead, with fabrics and goodies that I really think you'll love!
Oh hello Art Gallery Fabric, you beautiful thing you! Sometimes you can't beat a cute and quirky print and for that AGF never fail to impress. This gorgeous cotton is Joyride Day from their Day Trip collection by Dana Willard and features caravans with bunting! Caravans with bunting people!!!! Sooo cute.
A novelty cotton print just screams to be made into a 50s style dress (and then worn with welly boots and a sunhat to dance in a muddy field in!) and I thought I was onto a winner with the Ruby Dress that I included in these boxes. However, it wasn't until writing this post that I realised I messed up and noticed the pattern requires 60 inch fabric. What did I send? 45 inch fabric! What a numpty! I have already rectified this situation by sending my lovely Luxury subscribers a replacement pattern, the stunning Grace Dress and Skirt from Simple Sew.
The Luxury and Classic boxes also include another pattern this month. Anyone who's ever been to a festival will know how hard it can sometimes be to get to sleep in your tent, there's music, singing, and a lot of lights! To help you drift off a bit easier I have included an eye mask pattern from House of Alistair.
Classic and Mini
This month the fabric included in the Mini and Classic boxes is a beautiful light blue Chambray with a sweet little rose print. This fabric would be perfect made into a shirt to wear open over a vest top as the evening draws in and you need a little extra warmth, or made into a cute pair of shorts!
Every box also has a length of this rather fabulous pink tassel trim. No word of a lie, as I was placing the order for this I had This Morning on TV in the background whilst Mia played on the floor (multi-tasking for the win!) and Holly and Phil were being shown how you can add a tassel trim to various items for a fresh, on-trend look! Cue me feeling rather smug!
I looooove the fat quarters this month, Wild Flowers from The Craft Cotton Co. The colours are gorgeous and would be perfect made into a festival ready eye mask for sweet slumber!
Every box also has a matching reel of Gutermann thread and a tasty Maoam sweet - sadly I was unable to send you a full roast dinner wrapped in Yorkshire pudding, my festival food of choice!
Happy Sewing Everyone!