Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote on the Sew Sweetness Amy Butler Sew Along, I was lucky enough to win a Dirty Bubble pouch stuffed with vintage wooden spools of pretty thread.  I shall, of course, share photos upon arrival.

I was also lucky enough to win this pattern in a giveaway over at All Things Quilty… And Sewy.  I haven’t decided exaclty what to do with it yet, but I’m thinking either a summer dress for next year, or maybe, if I get invited to a posh party (ha, fat chance lol) an evening dress.  It would look fab in a silky material, wouldn’t it?  I have to say, it’s very unlikely to become a nightie (which I think is its original purpose!), I’m more a comfy jammies kind of girl!

The postie was busy, because he was also carting around 3 more parcels (although as I was at work, I had to hike up to the sorting office to get them this morning).

First up is this order from The Beekeeper’s Daughter on Etsy.  I had gone looking for corduroy fabric, and this was just a bit different, 3 yards of vintage floral corduroy.  I haven’t decided what to do with it yet – maybe a coat, maybe some bags, decisions, decisions!  Whilst I was there, I figured I might as well justify the shipping (as you do) and picked up these vintage buttons (one of which is a thistle) and this gorgeous art deco style belt buckle.  I shall have to make a fabulous belt to go with it.

Next, courtesy of Raystitch, is a bundle of Moda French General Rural Jardin (one of those occasions when you fall in love with a fabric long after it’s gone out of fashion again and becomes somewhat hens’ teeth like), as well as some self cover buttons, a snap purse frame and 3 lots of wide taffeta ribbon.  Maybe the ribbon and the belt buckle would work together… hmmmm…

And finally, from Hulu, some more precious Sherbet Pips – 1 jelly roll and 2 charm packs to make a nice big quilt.  I also grabbed a Moda Scrap Bag, which is filled with end cuts of all sorts of Moda fabric.  I haven’t had time to rummage through it yet, but the top piece is tantalising!

I’ve been busy sewing up the skirt I mentioned last weekend.  Let me tell you, for a skirt with so few steps in the pattern, it’s taking a flipping long time to make!  I’m nearly there though, just the waistband to go, and odds and ends of topstitch thread to finish off.  I fear the tunic top may not be possible by Friday, but we shall see.  It also doesn’t have many pieces…

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