Monday, August 05, 2013

Winter Swap 2013

I do LOVE a good swap! Recently Penny over at Dresses & Me ran a winter swap which is perfect for all of us Southern Hemisphere folk (and those in the Northern Hemisphere too, if they were thinking wintery growth) so I signed up straight away.
My partner was the lovely Sandra of Sewist Stitch - here's the lovely goodies I received! First up is this lining fabric -I'm planning on making a cape this month as part of The Monthly Stitch Cape Challenge, perhaps this will be my lining fabric?
This lovely pinstripe suiting is much darker in real life (curse you long winter nights!). I have been considering making a vest for a while, perhaps I could make it from this fabric - or maybe another A-line skirt?
Finally this beautiful satin fabric - I love this so much and I'm not sure what I want to do with it, maybe a lovely maxi frock in anticipation of summer? A new nightie and dressing gown?
 I asked Sandra for buttons in my swap package and look what she sent me - so many buttons!
My favourite? These tiny elephant buttons - too cute. Sandra bought them whilst on a trip through Africa which makes them even more special.
Thanks to Penny for organising such a fun swap and Sandra for my lovely package - I can't wait to make something with that lovely satin fabric!

10 comments:

Vix said...

What a great parcel, I love those elephants! x

Nikki said...

I love that satin. Can't wait to see it made up. As for the elephant buttons plesse don't taunt me with such lovelies... :-)

JuanitaTortilla said...

You girls are fast! I had just put mine together yesterday...
A couple of these fabrics look "you", in my opinion!

pastcaring said...

Those elephant buttons are fab!
Great swap parcel, I do love the satin fabric, and I vote for a maxi, naturally! xxxx

thecuriouskiwi said...

Oh my goodness, score! I love that purple lining fabric, it's so you, slightly Mondrian inspired.

I have a great Simplicity Runway Vest pattern if you are interested, lots of options.

Oh man! I wish I'd joined up now :/

acharmofmagpies said...

Woohoo, what a great score! Can't wait to see what you make!

Sandra said...

I'm so pleased you liked your parcel :-) Oh yes, a wasitcoat!

his_girl_friday said...

Oh those elephant buttons! They're my favorite too!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

A cape lined in purple harlequin fabric is going to be so amazing! Oh and how much love do I have for the "ephalunt" buttons? So much!! xo

alicia said...

one of my first jobs was, wait for it, sorting buttons at a sketchy costume and alteration shop. after that you'd think i would be scarred for life, but i love buttons - especially buttons shaped like things! elephant buttons!!!

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