Top of the Class

This months box has got me doing all kinds of happy dancing.

Not least because this was the first month since having Mia that I was able to go into the office and do a little bit of packing up myself. I had my new little helper with me, but to be honest she mostly just sat, slept and demanded to be fed!

But also because of all the gorgeous goodies in the boxes!

The inspiration for this months theme came from the beautiful "Seamstress" pins from Pink Coat Club. I contacted Joy a few months back after seeing the pins cropping up on my Instagram feed and she asked if I'd like to work together to create an exclusive colourway of the pins just for you SewHayleyJane subscribers! Well of course I said YES!! So we used one of my brand colours for the background along with rose gold for the detail - I hope you agree that it works beautifully.

When I first saw the pins they reminded me of the "Head Girl" or "Prefect" badges that you get in some schools and so "Top of the Class" became this months theme.

The Mini and Classic boxes this month feature a length of blue and white gingham seersucker, perfect for the warmer months (if we get any). Seersucker is perfect for making lightweight shirts and dresses. I have a small length left for myself and would love to make Mia a little summer dress.

Inside the Luxury boxes is a gorgeous plaid cotton spandex knit fabric from the Girl Charlee Collection. It's a soft, medium weight with 4 way stretch making it suitable for lots of different projects, but I have paired it with the Chestnut Sweater & Top pattern from Cocowawa Crafts.

I loved this pattern as soon as it came out, there are three different versions each of the sweater and top so depending on your fabric choice you could end up with quite the collection of Chestnuts. Make the top in the Girl Charlee fabric and you have the perfect transitional piece whilst we wait for the weather to start warming up.

The fat quarters included in the box are the gorgeous pastel spots from Craft Cotton, which, in keeping with the theme, would make some great stationary organisers and pencil cases!

As well as all that gorgeousness, every box also includes 2 meters of ribbon, a reel of Gutermann thread to match your main fabric and either a set of hook and bars (to add to waistbands of skirts or trousers) or a set of snaps.

Finally, for this months tasty treat is a little bag of Haribo Tangfastics - something I couldn't get enough of when I was at school!

I really hope you enjoyed this little peek inside the April boxes, I cannot wait to see what you make with your fabrics. Don't forget you can post them on my Facebook group or on Instagram using the tag #sewhayleyjanemakes


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