OK, I’m not saying that the BEST part of the holidays is the presents, but they sure can be fun, can’t they? And I think we all know that sewing presents are the best, which is why Vicki Kate‘s Sew Very Merry Christmas Swap was a brilliant idea! Wanna see what I got?
My swap partner, the lovely and talented Sew Busy Lizzy, sent me an amazing package:
I could barely stand to open it– the parcel was beautifully hand-stitched closed, so I felt like I was ruining a work of art by opening it! But somehow I found a way to tear into it, and look what I found!
Don’t be jealous, now! There’s a length of red jersey (perfect for the Maria Denmark Day-To-Night Drape Top that Lizzy ALSO sent me) from a local Australian label, a length of Lizzy’s amazing bird print rayon (see what she made with it here!), some stretch sateen/twill in a cool graphic print, and the Sewaholic Alma Blouse pattern. I don’t even know where to start sewing! Thank you SO much, Lizzy! :)
Did you get any sewing-related gifts this year? My mother-in-law gave me a copy of Famous Frocks, which has been lots of fun to flip through. I’m looking forward to digging into it! I cheated a little and got myself a little post-Christmas gift today– Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated. I LOVE it and can’t wait to read it cover to cover (in, oh, 47 sittings, that is).
Wanna take a closer look at those birds? I thought you might…