Summer Garden Party
Oh yes, it is that time of year where we want to put on our floatiest best and head out to garden parties, summer barbecues and maybe there's even a wedding or two.
That was the inspiration for the July boxes. Beautiful lightweight fabrics that would be perfect for a summer frock to float around in.
So lets dive into the boxes and see what has been arriving on doorsteps that past couple of days.
The Mini and Classic boxes included a length of gorgeous white broderie anglaise that would look gorgeous in all manner of dresses, blouses, and woven t-shirts. If you're not sure what to make out of your fabrics make sure to come back here in a weeks time to see my pattern picks that match the fabrics.
The fat quarters are a little different this month as they are a rayon linen fabric, making them slightly heavier weight than usual. They obviously would be perfect for making some bunting for the garden but also would be great to make some floor cushions for picnics or for extra seating outside.
Each box includes 2 meters of bias binding and, as always, a reel of Gutermann thread that works well with the main fabric. The Mini boxes each include a fabric marking pen and the Classic and Luxury boxes have some dressmakers wax that works well for any hand sewing that you need to do to stop your thread getting twisted and knotted. Check out Colette's blog to find out how to use it.
In the Classic and Luxury boxes there is also a gorgeous 'Time for Tea' notebook from JillyJilly perfect for making notes and sketches on your latest projects. I've been a huge fan of Jilly's products since I first came across her about a year ago and having been wanting to include one of her gorgeous designs in the boxes for ages.
The fabric in the Luxury box is the most beautiful pale pink, floral georgette from Lady McElroy. This stunner drapes wonderfully and feels pretty slinky. If you haven't worked with such a slippery fabric before check out this post for some tips and tricks. Also, due to how the fabric came on the bolts this month, you all have a little bit extra of the georgette to play with! Hooray!
The pattern in the Luxury box is the latest paper release from Sew Over It, the gorgeous Eve wrap dress. There are two versions of the dress which include either a flutter sleeve or narrow, elbow length sleeves as well as two different skirt options. I kept one of these for myself and managed to cut the largest size out of around 3 meters so if you go careful you might be left with a decent length of fabric to make a little top as well.
Finally, the extra little treat this month is a little pot of raspberry jam. I think I'll be making some scones this weekend!