One of my favorite sort of emails to receive is from a happy customer who bought our Comox Trunks Supplies Kit. Some of you have emailed us in the past because you are thrilled with the fabric that is included within the package – you (and I) love how soft, strong, opaque and also stretchy the beautiful bamboo cotton jersey is. It features 66% rayon from bamboo, 28% cotton and 6% spandex. It wears incredibly well and is also really forgiving – I’ve sewn dresses and Comox Trunks out of it without taking the time to pre-wash the fabric. I have never experienced any shrinkage.
Obviously, based on both my opinion and the feedback we’ve received from you guys, it is high time to expand our color range for the Comox Trunks kit. We’ve added three new colors and have also decided to list the Bamboo Cotton Jersey by the meter so that you can use it for the myriad of other projects for which it is the perfect fabric!
Here are a few of the projects for which I think this fabric is the ideal choice:
The Comox Trunks by Thread Theory | The Wren Dress by Colette Patterns | The Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline | The Camas Blouse by Thread Theory | The Virginia Leggings by Megan Nielson | The Coppelia Cardigan by Papercut Patterns (the version you see here was sewn by me) | The Summer Jazz Dress by Snapdragon Studios (this dress was sewn by me using the Charcoal Bamboo Cotto – it was blogged here.| The Agnes Top by Tilly and the Buttons
Along with the new color choices, we’ve made another change to the Comox Trunks Kit: We re-branded the Comox Trunk Kit in a biodegradable and reusable plastic bag with a label that details the kit contents and provides some information about the project. The Comox Trunks Kit is a great gift for new sewers so I wanted to make the contents and corresponding resources (such as our Comox Trunks sew-along) a little more clear and accessible.
Here are the three new colors of fabric that we now carry in our shop and in the kit!
A dark and mysterious Forest Green which I am currently sewing into an Out and About maxi dress to wear on Christmas Day:
An earthy Olive Green which is Matt’s very favorite color choice due to it’s military vibe:
And a beautiful Heathered Almond with such a lovely sheen – I can’t wait to sew this into a Camas Blouse or Coppelia Cardigan!
We still carry the two original colors that have always been available in our Comox Trunks kits: Festive Burgundy…
… and the ever popular and masculine Charcoal:
An important note about Christmas shipping:
If you would like to receive your order by Dec. 21st (so that you have time to sew the Comox Trunks before Christmas), I recommend that you place your last shippable orders from our shop by this Friday, Dec. 11th. Our most common (and affordable) shipping method is Small Packet Air. Using this method, Canada Post states that your parcel will take 4 to 6 business days to reach you but be aware that this shipping time is not guaranteed by Canada Post so please try to order earlier rather than later to be on the safe side!