We can all agree that giving and getting goodies in the mail is fun, right? So I decided to participate in this year’s Spring Sewing Swap, hosted at Kestrel Makes. I got paired with Emily, who was a blogger I hadn’t “met” before. But she makes lovely vintage-inspired things and enjoys going to historic events, so I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of her posts so far!
I got my package in the mail on Monday, and this is what was inside:
Two pieces of colorful printed cotton (at least, I’m pretty sure it’s cotton– I haven’t done a burn test, or even measured them yet!), along with two vintage patterns. Isn’t that maxi-dress fun? And the pullover blouse looks like it will be a good, easy-to-customize basic.
Beads! And earring hooks to go with. This is a fun color combination, so I think more jewelry-making will have to happen, once I get a little more caught up on my DragonCon sewing.
There was also this partially-finished dress in a nice jade color, along with the pattern. Several of the pieces are still pinned to the pattern tissue! So I’ll have to try this one on and see what needs to be done.
All in all, some very lovely things! Thanks, Emily, and I hope you enjoy what I sent you in return! (I feel bad that yours was packaged so nicely and I had to resort to stuffing them in a post office envelope!)