Happy 2013 everyone!
I finished a couple of garments just before Christmas but haven’t had a chance to photograph them yet, so in the meantime I thought I would share some of the treasures I received recently and what I am up to.
Firstly, the above is mostly courtesy of the giveway held by Kerry of Kestel Finds and Makes
that I was lucky to win recently. The giveaway gave me a generous $25 to spend at Miss Betty’s Attic on Etsy. Well Miss Betty’s patterns are reasonably priced anyway and then she had 25% off for Kerry’s readers so I was in heaven! I couldn’t decide or narrow my choices down, so I chipped in a little extra and bought the above. I know two shirtdresses, but they are slightly different 😉 Check out Miss Betty’s store, there are some great patterns in there. Thanks again Kerry, I am so grateful to have been the winner!
The above amazing two patterns and buttons are the result of a swap with Judy of Sew Blessed Maw. Judy was so taken with the pattern from my red Vintage Vogue 5557 that we arranged to do a swap for the pattern. I knew I wouldn’t use the pattern again so loved the idea of giving it another home and so the swap was born. I sent her the pattern and asked her to surprise me – the day before Christmas the above arrived! I particularly love the vintage pattern, it is very me and perfectly suited to our weather right now. Thanks Judy – it was super fun to swap with you!!
The above amazing treasure was part of my Christmas pressie from my lovely hubby – isn’t he fabulous? Ok he might have been sent a few links as hints, but what great patterns (another shirtdress hehe) and check out those amazing buttons, perfect on a shirtdress amirite?
Now, some insight into what I am working on right now. Well, to be honest with my family staying with me the past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to do any sewing, but I have managed to knit a little.
The below is destined to be a cute linen sundress – assuming my pattern alterations all work out as planned. Wish me luck!!