I’m really excited to announce a new venture for us here at g&g launching this April.
The g&g Sewing Society is a new way to plan your projects and get everything you need to make them, along with lots of help and support through brand new monthly sewing kits. They will help you create a handmade wardrobe you’ll love while developing your sewing and dressmaking skills.
When it comes to dressmaking and pairing sewing patterns with lovely fabrics it can seem a bit overwhelming working out what fabric will be best suited. You try to imagine what a garment might look like made up, will it hang in the right way? Will it work?
It’s one of the most common types of questions we get asked and the g&g staff and I love coming up with fabric and pattern recommendations to help inspire your next project.
Our new monthly dressmaking kits will not only give a boost to your sew-jo, but make sewing a project super easy as they contain everything you need to create a gorgeous new garment. We’ve thought of everything from thread to new needles and haberdashery items - we’ll even include one of our brand new woven labels - 'Made by me with g&g' - that are exclusive to the Sewing Society kits.
Each month the patterns we choose will vary depending on the season and latest trends. One will be a woven fabric and the other a knit fabric, or it may be one is simple, quick and easy and one is more challenging.
We believe that when you spend your precious time making your own clothes, it deserves only the most beautiful and best quality fabrics. So all the fabrics included in our Sewing Society kits will feature designer fabrics, fabrics made in the UK, fabrics that have OEKO-TEX standard as well as fabrics that have been exclusively produced just for us.
Maybe you feel ready to challenge yourself and try out a new skill or a new type of fabric? I’ll be with you every step as everyone who purchases one of the limited edition kits will also get access to an exclusive Youtube video where I’ll share my top construction tips to help you get a finish you’ll be super proud of!
How does it work?
Each month we will announce 2 brand new Sewing Society kits that feature our favourite indie sewing patterns along with everything you need to complete that project in a specific fabric.
There will be a limited number available for pre sale from the first Wednesday to the first Sunday of each month - so just 5 days.
When will I receive my Sewing Society kit?
All the kits will then be sent the next again Monday, so either the 2nd or 3rd Monday of the month, depending on how the dates fall. It means you will never wait more than 2 weeks from ordering the kit to receiving it.
All kits will be sent out in a recyclable presentation box with everything neatly packaging up inside. It’ll be like getting a little present each month - or a perfect ready made gift for a friend!
The first pre-sale will open on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 to all newsletter subscribers. From May onwards only those who have signed up to specifically receive emails about The Sewing Society will hear about first before it gets generally promoted on Instagram and Facebook. Follow this link to sign up or if you are already a newsletter subscriber you can update your preferences by clicking the 'update preferences' link at the bottom of any email we have have sent to you.
How can I hear about it first?
By signing up to our newsletter and selecting that you would like to hear about The g&g Sewing Society kits, you will get access to the pre sale 24 hours before anyone else. This means you will have a higher chance of securing a kit before they sell out.
Do I have to commit to a monthly subscription?
No, this is not a subscription service. Each kit can be purchased independently each month. As we will feature different patterns with different fabrics each month, the price of the kits will vary and reflect the amount of fabric and the number of haberdashery notions that you need for the project.
What if I get stuck, can I get any help?
My exclusive Youtube video that will be available only to those who have purchased kits, will talk you through key construction steps. The videos are best used alongside the instructions that come with the pattern itself. If you get stuck, you can leave me a comment/question on the youtube video and I can answer there. Chances are if you are wondering something, someone else is too so never hesitate to just reach out and ask.
Will you be shipping internationally?
Yes we can ship internationally. The cost will depend on the weight of the kit and as the weight will vary depending on the type and amount of fabric included in the kit, the price of shipping will also vary. To work out the cost, once you add the kit to your basket, simply carry on through the checkout process, adding in your shipping address and country. The website will auto calculate the shipping cost and you can see this before you confirm your order and pay.
What is the price of the kits?
The price will vary for each kit. As the price of the independent pattern companies we stock and that will be included in the kits can vary, as does the type and amount of fabric, it means every kits will be different and reflect the contends. Therefore there is no set price.