Sunday, 13 May 2012

I have mail!!!

I signed up for the "One cool thing/One Strange thing" swap over on The Perfect Nose and my little goodie parcels arrived last week much to my utter delight. 

The first package was kindly sent to me by my swap partner Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes. Check out the awesomeness!

A vintage Butterick pattern for a skirt and a jacket. I'm particularly digging on the jacket, I think I will use the long sleeve version. It is unlined so could be perfect for my first adventure in jacket making.

Kat also sent me a cute little polka dot belt buckle and some quilted blue fabric. My first thought was for making a clutch bag with the buckle as a feature, just need to find the right pattern. I might also try dyeing a bit of the fabric, I think it would look stunning in black.

Then a total surprise package came from TJ who organised the whole swap. Count them all, 3 freakin patterns! She kindly included a Kwik Sew pattern, after my last rant about my sewing with knits fail. There is also a cool top in Butterick 5429, a top with a twist at the front. Found an inspiration photo using the upper portion in leather, putting that on the list.

I also got this fabric and wow I love it. I would have brought this fabric myself if I spotted it in a store, TJ you read my mind.

I am thinking about making this into a panelled top of some sort, I have to put my thinking cap on to make it into something extra special.

Till next time!


  1. OOh- Love that print! Can't wait to see what it becomes!

  2. I have that pintucked fabric too! So I love yours as well. And yeah, TJ read my mind too!

  3. I swear, TJ has no strange things- it's all cool! I can't wait to play with mine!

  4. Yay! I'm so glad everything reached safely! The post seems to take forever, I was starting to get a bit worried! I'm very happy that you like everything and are feeling inspired to whip up some stuff. Hope you get good use out of it! =D

  5. Oh yay, I'm glad the parcel arrived safely and you like it! Especially that jacket - I was hoping it would work for you and your style. :-)

    (Sorry I'm so late in commenting - I somehow missed about half of May this year so I'm a bit behind in the blogging of things!)