The June Craftine Box

I was lucky enough to be provided with another Craftine box to review (I received the box for free in return for an honest review) and I can't wait to tell you all about it.

Craftine Box

The June box consisted of 2 dress making fabrics, a beautifully soft cotton jersey and a lovely viscose/linen blend, the colours work so well together. There are also 3 patterns included in this months version, a top and skirt or a dress.

You can see inside the box in the video below which will help you to see just how lovely the fabrics are.

I planned out what I wanted to make by sketching on my "My Body Model" croquis, this helped me to realise that I loved the T-shirt pattern, but the skirt wasn't really my style (I'm not a huge skirt wearer), so I decided instead to sketch the T-shirt with a Helen's Closet York pinafore.

My Body Model

I used the digital croquis along with ProCreate on my iPad to make the sketch, and I instantly knew that this was the outfit for me!

June Craftine Box

I wasn't sure if the linen would be too lightweight and sheer, but it was absolutely fine, its perfect for this red hot whether that we are currently having!

The pinafore is finished using bias binding, and I decided to make my own from Liberty of London cotton, its soooo pretty.

The method that Helen instructs in the pattern for attaching the bias binding is the best method that I have used so far, she includes under stitching in the binding process which really does make a huge difference.

The Craftine box also included a wide ric-rac which I have added to the super deep pockets.

Helen's closet York pinafore

The T-shirt was so quick and easy to make, and is a lovely relaxed fit, the jersey was so good to work with, it really was like sewing with cotton.

How cool is that print!! Perfect for any season with the variety of colours.

So, yet again I was so pleased with the contents of the Craftine box, the fabrics are beautiful quality and the patterns are lovely too, but it also goes to show that even if the patterns are not your style, you can use the fabrics to make something else.

I think that the box is super value and it makes a refreshing change to have "proper" dressmaking fabrics rather than just quilting cottons.

York Pinafore

Thanks for reading and I'll be back with another make very soon! Oh and apologies that some of the photos are a little yellowy, the sun is so vibrant here at the moment so its impossible to get the lighting just right!