Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Sewing Swap

One of my favorite sewing bloggers, Kerry over at Kestrel Finds & Makes, has hosted a sewing swap! As someone who loves to 1) give gifts, and 2) receive packages in the mail, I signed up straight away. I lucked out and was matched up with the lovely Debi as my swap partner.

Kerry's Summer Sewing Swap

Since I like to brag (sometimes), I couldn't WAIT to reveal the contents of my mysterious sewing swap package.  I'm here, I've got my sewing goodies, and I'm ready to rub it in your faces. Sound good?

Behold this awesomeness:

Pretty green, satiny bias binding!

An adorable, light pink vintage(?) collar with little embroidered flowers! (poorly photographed)

Oh, you know, just some Liberty Tana Lawn. No biggie. THIS STUFF IS LIKE BUTTAH! So soft and I love the colors/design.

Simplicity 3785 - looks early 1960s (i.e. perfect) to me

Simplicity 8642 c.1970 - ADORABLE and wearable! (though, unfortunately, I'm not glamorous enough to pull of that cape). Also, this is "DESIGNER FASHION," people!

Let me just say THANK YOU! to Debi again - and Kerry for organizing the swap! -  and, just so you know that I am able to give as well as (obviously) receive, you should keep an eye out over on Debi's blog today to check out the sewing goodies I sent her way.

p.s. ...
you may have noticed a mysterious (not really) white/red polka-dotted thing being used as the backdrop in these photos.

Yes, it's my wedding guest dress. Yes, it's NEARLY finished. And, yes, I completed the secret special mystery fancy back closure that I made up last night and literally the only thing left to do is hem the dang thing.

But, it's a circle skirt, which you may recall I've never made before. On my last post, Neeno recommended bias binding to encase (I think?) and finish the hem, Johanna recommended this faced hem, and Joanne emphasized the use of MANY pins. I must say I'm a bit intimidated, but I'm going to give it a try and make it work ASAP. The clock is ticking!


  1. That LOL fabric is so cute, I feel lightheaded, love!

    1. I know! I gasped when pulling it out of the package. Here's hoping I can work up the courage to use it soon!

  2. You lucky thiing! Also I swear, just TODAY, I was doodling a dress for myself made of white with red polka dots and that is just spooky!! Can't wait to see what you'll make out of my daydream fabric, lol!

  3. YAY! So glad you liked everything!! Can't wait to see your red polka dot dress!!

  4. Ooh lovely - Liberty fabric, you lucky thing!


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