Pattern & Fabric
This month we are all about the Verbena Dress from Blank Slate Patterns. According to Blank Slate’s website:
“The Verbena is a modern tiered dress pattern for stretch knits, and it will have everyone asking where you bought it. A circle tier creates great drape with minimal bulk at the waist. Wear Verbena at this length as a peplum, or add the gathered lower tier with an exposed ruffle for a twirl-worthy dress.“
The fabric choices in this kit were three different brushed polyester fabrics and one ITY fabric. All fabrics have great stretch, recovery, drape, and amazing softness!
The required notion for this pattern is a 3/8 inch elastic. The elastic is used to help support the weight of the skirt on the bodice.
Each and every box of IndieStitch includes coordinating thread & at least 2 sewing needles. This month’s needles were ballpoint needles in size 75/11, which are perfect for a medium-weight fabric, like brushed poly or ITY.
Don’t forget about the pattern pieces! With an IndieStitch kit, printing or taping is not required for this 31-page pattern! Two large-format prints were included in this box ready to trace or cut out.
It’s time for spring cleaning! This kit includes a cleaning kit from It’s Sew Emma. Cleaning your machine is important as lint from thread and fabric can get into your machine and cause stitch issues.
Getting the correct seam allowance is important for a well-fitting and professional-looking project. Keep those seams the correct width by attaching this magnet to the guidelines on your machine’s needle plate. It makes lining up your fabric a breeze!
And of course, we can’t forget the sew along! Every box of IndieStitch includes an invite to our video sew-along so that subscribers 1) have some motivation/accountability to do the project, 2) get to share their finished projects, & 3) can ask questions and support each other during the project.
Sew-alongs are held in our Private Facebook Group and the videos are released via email for those who do not want to join the group.