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The Tea For Two collection has just 8 delightful co-ordinating prints.  Cakes and teacups, flowers and hearts - everything you need for the perfect summer Tea Party in the garden.

 

Flower Tops

Teacup Treasure

Tea Party

Candy Hearts

Heart Bouquet

Garden Trail

Blossom

Daisy Dance

100% cotton  112cm width  Normal price £15/M. 

Introductory price til 21 June, 2018 - just £14/M

Happy Sewing and enjoy your Tea For Two!

Susan

 

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Both patterns should arrive around 22 June - just e-mail me on susan@sewbox.co.uk to reserve one.

 Just love the way the 2 patterns take you from evening wear to day wear to loungewear to beach wear and even sleepwear.  Now that's what you call versatile!

 

As we've said they should arrive here at Sewbox around 22 June 2018 and will be live on the website straight away.   If you would like one just leave me your e-mail details and I'll let you know as soon as they arrive.

Check out the full range of Hot Patterns (well over 100 to choose from!!)

Happy sewing ...

Susan

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Soak up the sun in the Ipswich Swimsuit! This modern pattern has two cleverly color-blocked variations: a one-piece swimsuit with a contrast waistband or a high-waisted bikini with piping detail. Both suits feature supportive straps, and an optional underwired foam swim bra and boning, so that you're comfortable lounging by the pool or playing volleyball on your favorite beach. Mix prints and colors for a swimsuit that celebrates your body and your creativity. 

SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZING: US12 to 28 (UK 16-32)  Cup Size C-H

In the words of Jenny at Cashmerette .... For too long, curvy women have been told we have to cover up, and that the beach is the exclusive domain of the flat-tummied. But no more! If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that women with curves look absolutely fabulous in swimwear, and that EVERY body is a beach body. So, if you want to celebrate your awesomeness, or you need a bit of a confidence boost, look no further than our new pattern: introducing the Ipswich Swimsuit one-piece and bikini, combining chic style and support, thanks to a built-in underwired swim bra and boning (which you can also leave out if you prefer).

 We stock the full range of Cashmerette patterns here.

Happy swimwear sewing ....

Susan

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Elevate your style with the Montrose Top! This timeless pattern features two variations: View A is a scoop neck blouse with short sleeves and curved back yoke, while View B shows off lace fabrics with a jewel neck, elbow length sleeves, and keyhole back. And, there are standard or full bicep sleeve options for both.

 

 Whether you choose a delicate, embroidered tulle, or flirty floral voile, the Montrose Top is sure to be a hit! 

 

SEWING LEVEL: Beginner

SIZING:US 12 to 28 (UK 16 to 32) in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), and with two sleeve sizes (standard and full bicep).

RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light- to mid-weight woven opaque or sheer fabrics with good drape, like silk, lawn, voile or lace.

 

Cashmerette have a comprehensive range of Curvy and Plus Size lovely sewing patterns to choose from  Priced from £14 - £16 here

Check out the detailed 5 step Montrose Top Sewalong on the Cashmerette website

Happy Sewing!

Susan

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Interview with Nanna Martinussen, founder of HOW TO DO FASHION.dk

HI! MY NAME IS NANNA AND THIS IS MY WORLD AND MY DREAM.

I am a trained tailor and pattern maker and I love to create and make pretty things. I love vintage, and teaching my sewing knowledge is something I am crazy about. With this in mind, I have created a series of sewing patterns.

My inspiration mainly comes from vintage for the reason that femininity is allowed. Today's fashion is so unisex and has no gender. One of the things we can do with our clothes is to set the tone of who we are, and I like to be a woman, a strong woman, and with vintage, I feel I can be both feminine and strong.

Another thing about vintage is the way clothes were made back then. Clothes were a more personal thing. A dress was made for one woman, made to fit her perfectly. Today it seems like we don’t care about well-fitted clothes. We care about getting a new wardrobe every season, a waste of resources and money.
What I would like; is to teach more woman about the magic in making their clothes. How fantastic it feels when you put on a dress or jacket that fits you. How proud you feel when you look at a piece of clothing that you have made. And of course the satisfaction is in the process, for me it's like meditation to sew, and I know that many women feel the same way.
My Idea when I started HOW TO DO FASHION was to make a line of patterns in high quality, with a classy and feminine design. I have put a lot of thought into the patterns, the folder and the paper it is printed on. I want my pattern to be the base of a “pattern wardrobe”  a kind of library of personal well-fitted patterns. I want to give all sewer the possibility to make a library of patterns that can be used over and over again. I like the idea of mixing the different patterns to a whole new dress or jumpsuit. And many of my patterns are made with that in mind. The patterns we sew from and make alterations to are the whole foundation of the great piece of garment we make.
The new pattern I have designed is the Aalborg wrapped dress, and I have been inspired from the 1970s a decade I actually have mixed feelings about when we are talking fashion. But a great wrapped dress with sleeves that has a bit of attitude is a winner in my opinion.
Nanna
We stock a range of the How To Do Fashion patterns here at Sewbox.  Currently on offer at £16.  
The howtodofashion.com website has a whole range of sewing videos, tips and really useful information on sewing and fitting the patterns.
Thanks Nanna for sharing your inspiration, thoughts on fashion and your amazing patterns with us.
Susan
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Right on time for spring ....

Treat yourself to this super-speedy, super-chic skirt pattern.  All you need is literally 2 hours from start to finish.

 This pull-on semi-fitted skirt has a classic slim A-line silhouette, and features an invisible elastic waistband that lays flat and smooth.  Optional centre front and/or back seam.

A pattern you will use again and again and again.

 If you want to reserve a pattern from the first shipment just e-mail me on susan@sewbox.co.uk

Match it up with Hot Patterns other latest release - the Metropolitan Bouvier super soft jacket ....

A very versatile jacket - ideal for medium weight fabrics.  Add a finish to spring/summer outfits over a sleeveless top and that infamous skirt above or over a summer dress for extra coverage and warmth .... looks equally good with jeans and T combo.

 Both patterns are on their way from the US and due at Sewbox in around 10-14 days (mid April).  Just e-mail me on susan@sewbox.co.uk if you want to reserve either of these patterns.

Happy Spring sewing .....

Susan

 

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So here's what we have on offer so far ...

Betsy Bundle 4 piece pack £6.99

4 pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn Betsy each piece approx. 33x25cm 

 Betsy Bundle 8 piece pack £13.50

8 pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn Betsy each piece approx.33x25cm (13"x10")  

 

 15 piece Libery Tana Lawn Scrap pack  £5.99

 

15 smaller pieces each piece approx 10x10cm (4"x4").  Each pack is different with random prints chosen. Nicely packaged and would make a lovely present. Ideal for applique and all those little projects where just a small of amount of Liberty fabric is required to set off your sewing. £5.99

Liberty fabric 'Ros' Bundle 4 piece pack £6.99 

4 pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn 'Ros' each piece approx.33x25cm (13"x10") 

 

Liberty fabric 'Glenjade' Bundle 4 piece pack £6.99 

4 pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn 'Glenjade' each piece approx.33x25cm (13"x10") 

5 piece Liberty English Garden Cotton 5 x Fat Quarters  £16.99

Assorted 5 x FQ packs of Liberty English Garden cottons for Quilting or any number of sewing and crafting projects. Each Fat Quarter measures approx 53x50cm (21x19.5")

 23 x Fat Quarters - 1 each of each fabric in the Liberty English Garden Cotton collection.  Special Offer  £75.00

An opportunity to buy one each Fat Quarter of the 23 fabrics in the Liberty English Garden collection.  On special offer!!

 

Here's a few ideas for what to use smaller pieces of Liberty for ... 

well, for all the little sewing projects.  From quilting and patchwork to making bunting, make-up purses, applique, lavendar bags, covering a note-book, hair scrunchies, phone case, lining a bag, dolls clothes, hankies, pin cushions, bows, etc. etc. etc.  All sizes are clearly quoted in the product descriptions.   The packs make perfect presents for the Liberty Loving Ladies (and gents, and children) ...  Let your creativity run wild! Happy 'small project' sewing'....

Susan

 

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The latest two Hot Patterns have just arrived...  the Wong-Singh-Jones Phoenix Wrap Dress, Tunic & Blouse

and the Fast & Fabulous Nexus T-Shirt Dress

Trudy who designs all the Hot Patterns has the amazing talent to produce super stunning dresses that are also super comfortable and easy to wear.  This is the certainly the case with the best seller Fast & Fabulous Montpellier Dress

 Hot Patterns are made to last, so they’re printed on strong paper, not the usual tissue...this means that they're strong enough for you to use again & again...

The pattern envelopes are 9” x 12”, which is big for a pattern...but that makes it easier for you to re-fold & store your Hot Patterns after use...

Smart to casual - something for every occasion

The dress patterns range from £14 - £15.  See all the dress patterns here.

Happy sewing ....

Susan

 

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Liberty Rossmore Cord - Hesketh (snowdrop)

Straight skirt Size 12/14 made from 1M of the Liberty needlecord.  We have made it shorter but it could be knee length or below the knee and still come out of just 1M of fabric.

Liberty needlecord - Floral Filigree (blue)

Liberty Rossmore Cord - John - just £16/M

Liberty needlecord - Lotta

Liberty Rossmore Cord - The Cadbys A

 

Anne has made this stunning jacket in the Emerald Bay (bright) needlecord.

 Liberty Rossmore Cord - Emerald Bay (bright) 

We have made these dresses from around 75cm of needlecord to fit 1 to 2 year olds.  Some we have made reversible so you would obviously need 75cm of each fabric for these.

To summarise Liberty needlecord

  • soft, drapey, lightweight, fine needlecord fabric
  • 100% cotton
  • 143cm/56" wide
  • 172gm/sm - light to medium weight needlecord
  • machine wash at 30 deg C, line dry, don't tumble
  • the fineness of the needlecords makes it wearable virtually all year round.  Perfect for dresses, skirts, blouses, shirts and lends itself to little girl's pinafore dresses.  Wear in autumn, winter, spring - even summer use when it's a bit cooler.

Liberty Needlecord  - priced from £16/M

If you would like a sample - just drop me an e-mail with your name and address - susan@sewbox.co.uk

Happy Sewing

Susan

Congratulations to the winners of the February Draw - vouchers have been sent to Maj from London & Amanda from Oxford

 Don't forget - All orders placed in March are automatically entered into the March Draw - to win fabric, patterns and vouchers.

 

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Sewbox - News by Susan Stevenson - 5M ago

Liberty Lantana is a soft, light-medium weight dressmaking fabric combining lightness and warmth. Ideal for layering, this fabric drapes beautifully and is even fine enough to smock (not that anyone does smocking that much any more (shame!) but to give you an idea of it's vesatility.  It reminds me a little bit of the iconic 'Viyella' brand in weight and feel.

We have lots of lovely prints to tempt you ...

'Adriatic' in either - Colourway A -teal tones with a hint of pinky/mauve for warmth,

or Colourway B - pink & mauve tones on a black background.

'Kindle' in Blue, Burgundy or Pink ...

To summarise Lantana

  • soft, drapey fabric
  • 80% cotton/20% wool
  • 145cm/57" wide
  • 125gm/sm - light to medium weight fabric
  • machine wash at 30 deg C, line dry, don't tumble
  • use for an autumn, winter, spring blouse or shirt - even summer use when it's a bit cooler in the evening; or a stunning long or 3/4 sleeved dress, a drapey skirt or just perfect for girl's dresses.

Liberty Lantana - all at the discounted price of £18/M

If you would like a sample - just drop me an e-mail with your name and address - susan@sewbox.co.uk

Happy Sewing

Susan

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