I have to admit to you, whilst the theme and the main fabrics were set in my mind from pretty early on I really struggled to bring all the elements of these boxes together in order to fit the theme. Sometimes though, the struggles can really pay off and you end up with something that you are perhaps more proud of than if it had been easy peasy.
Having said that though, I always love every new box as they come together and each one gets bumped to the top of the favourites list!
So without further ado, let me introduce you to the August “Wanderlust” boxes.
Inside the luxury boxes is a length of the most ‘omg delicious’ AGF rayon called Ojos Flame from the Arizona After collection designed by April Rhode which captures the southwestern spirit. It has the most gorgeous drape and handle to it, and I can see lots of floaty skirts and dresses that will look absolutely gorgeous.
Which is why I paired it with the Kaftan Dress and Top pattern from Simple Sew. The top version would look great with a pair of jeans and the dress will keep you lovely and cool if your lucky enough to get some heat this summer.
The Classic and Mini boxes each have a length (1 meter for mini’s, 2.5 meters for classic’s) of this beautiful linen-look stretch cotton print fabric. The flower print reminds of the type of tropical flowers you might wear in your hair at the end of a gorgeous day on the beach to the bar for drinks as the sun goes down. Am I painting a picture here? I’m definitely giving myself Wanderlust!
Whilst this fabric has such a gorgeous tropical print it is probably better suited to a European city break made into a pair of capri trousers or a fitted shirt dress.
Both the Luxury and the Classic boxes include one of these super cute little travel sewing tins, perfect for popping in your suitcase and fixing any little mishaps that may occur. Each tin includes a set of hand needles, tape measure, folding scissors, seam ripper, buttons and snaps as well as mini reels of thread and the ever useful safety pins!
This vivid collection of fat quarters are called Tuscany, the blues and the yellows together would make an absolutely gorgeous bag to carry on the plane with you or take to the beach. I love the little sunflower print!
Each box also contains a selection of Italian buttons that compliment the main fabric, or to be added to your stash for another project. There is also a reel of Gutermann thread and a handy little chalk pencil with a brush on the end.
This months extra little goody was particularly tricky to match to the theme. My first thought was a mini Toblerone bar (why do people always get Toblerone’s from duty free?) but then I settled on a bag of English breakfast tea from Lipton who support The Rainforest Alliance that works all over the world to “conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.”
So really enjoy that cup of tea whilst you are planning what to make this month!