Spring To Life

SPOILER ALERT: If you are still waiting for your box to arrive and you want a lovely surprise when you open it come back and read this post later.

It may still be cold and there may still be a bucket load of rain coming down on us around the country but if there are daffodils in the garden it's officially spring in my book!

I knew I wanted to think about spring for the March box so when I headed to the CHSI Stitches trade show a few weeks back I kept that in mind when hunting out new fabric sources.

So, without further ado... here is your peek into the "Spring To Life" boxes.

I completely fell in love with the Lady McElroy Cotton Lawn fabric that went into the Luxury Boxes. The pink and mint green dragonfly print is such a gorgeous colour combination and are two colours I've been seeing a lot of later. I managed to keep a bit of this for myself this month and am keeping an eye out for a mint coloured cardigan to go with the the dress I'm planning to make.

Also in the Luxury Box is the Doris dress pattern from Sew Over It, a semi-fitted dress with fluted panelled skirt that can be left unfitted or cinched in at the waist with attached ties or a fixed back belt. There are two length options and closes with a concealed side zip and has optional buttonhole closure at the front.

The Classic Boxes include the most gorgeously soft and drapey javanaise viscose in two different colour ways, blue and pink. This fabric is going to make some stunning dresses and floaty blouses ready for the warmer months.

As well is the lovely fabrics the boxes have a whole host of other goodies inside them this month, including a reel of matching thread, a 16 inch zip and a collection of hook and eye fastenings. As always there's a little extra treat and this month it's a delicious individually wrapped fruit tea bag from Ahmed Tea London.


I was so excited to find House of Alistair at the CHSI Stitches show and knew they would be perfect for the March boxes. Every box has a different set of 16mm buttons covered in a gorgeous Liberty print fabric.

Finally each box has a selection of 'Spring Flowers' fat quarters in a gorgeous set of different colour ways. Keep an eye on the blog next week for some ideas for using yours, as well as suggested pattern picks for your main fabric.

Happy Sewing!

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