Sew & Tell
I think September is possibly one of my favourite months of the year.
The air starts to get a little crisper, the leaves start to change colour and we are finally allowed to wear dresses with tights and boots again. Not only that, I also love the “back to school” feeling when shopping for new stationary or kit!
As a kid who wasn’t excited for the “Show & Tell” section of the day? Especially if you knew you had something exciting stashed in your back pack to show off to all your classmates.
Well, there’s the inspiration for this months boxes right there! Because in the Classic and Luxury boxes you will find what will become your most essential piece of sewing kit that you are going to want to show off to all your friends. As well as, of course, the beautiful fabrics contained within the boxes.
The main fabric this months is a corker for anyone who follows #lilacloversclub on Instagram. This beautiful lilac cotton jersey features an arrow print and is going to be perfect for keeping you warm as the weather starts to shift.
The pattern that I have packed in alongside it is the Casey sweater from Experimental Space which is technically a sweatshirt pattern, but made from this cotton jersey will make a lovely, lighter weight version. Alternatively the jersey would be beautiful used as the contrasting detail on the collar and cuffs.
Mini and Classic Boxes
The fabric found inside the Mini (1m) and Classic (2.5) boxes is this beautiful gingham and floral print stretch crepe. I have some set aside for myself to make the latest Tilly and the Buttons pattern, the Indigo but it is going to work so well for all kinds of dresses and tops. The slight stretch means that you’ll get a little extra comfort out if it if making something with a fitted bodice.
So that essential piece of sewing kit I was talking about earlier? The one that I guarantee you are going to be raving about in no time at all. It’s the Seamstress Gauge from Rocking Stitch which comes inside the very handy cork pouch to keep it safe.
The sewing gauge (somewhat tricky to photograph) comes with a variety of measurements along its many edges, a square grid across the body and small holes at 0.5cm increments to help with getting your seam lines accurate! Barbara very helpfully wrote an article with tips for making the most from your sewing gauge.
Along side all of this beauty are also a selection of gorgeous fat quarters, the geometric shapes screamed a back to school vibe, as did the grosgrain ribbon that has a print that reminded me of Orla Kiely stationary!
I cannot wait to see what gets made with these goodies so make sure to post them on Facebook or on Instagram with the hashtag #sewhayleyjanemakes.