Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feeling Craftsy...

This popped up in my email on January 29th, and I admit that big 60% caught my eye. Normally I give sewing kit offers a pass. They're expensive and often feature garments that are either very blah or very, well, irrational.

But I jumped over and took a look. This sale has some really cute things, and the prices are very good.

And I made a purchase - the Craftsy Exclusive Daytime Duo Knit Tank and Maxi Dress Kit for $19.99. It includes a downloadable pattern, a PDF instruction document, and fabric.

The pattern is designed by Meg McElwee, known to lots of us for her Craftsy class 'Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials'. I bought that class, it's great, and I love the patterns from it.

This particular sewing kit was originally available in two sizes, S/M and L/XL, in a choice of 2 colors, emerald and pepper grey. The S/M comes with 3 yards of fabric, the L/XL with 5 yds.

And it's Robert Kaufman 58" wide Laguna Stretch cotton/spandex knit!

I jumped on the L/XL so fast. With $4.99 shipping, I paid an incredible $5/yard for this beautiful fabric. It arrived in a cute package, in a zippered bag,

And instead of 5.0 yards, the cut length is labelled 5.25 yards, i.e., it allows for shrinkage.

I have absolutely no idea what I'll make with this. Maybe the tank dress, but that's a lot of green.

Ciao! Coco


  1. I thought about buying this kit for the fabric also!

  2. That is a lot of green but I think you can carry it off. Or search your stash and see if there is a coordinating print and do a diagonal slash down the pattern. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

  3. BeaJay's idea is a really good, I would not have thought that way. I am playing catch up tonight and saw you posted you might make pajamas. That is a great idea! A pretty floral contrast here and there, or a white piping, perhaps? It looks like luscious fabric.


I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco