I’ve had some fantastic things in the post recently & wanted to share with you as they are both exciting and one caused me nearly to wet myself it was so funny.
First of all, I was lucky enough during Sew Grateful week to be the lucky winner of not one, but two patterns, that I think are actually pretty seasonally appropriate. They are both dress patterns unlike anything I have already (it is true – please don’t disbelieve me despite all appearances,from what I understand my pattern stash is on the mediochre size, isn’t it Debi? )
This one, a gorgeous Vogue with a circle skirt from Tina at Down a Retro Rabbit Hole – thank you so much …want to make it!!
And the Hectic Eclectic sent me this dreamy number, with detachable collar.
I MUST make this one soon too. Mrs C asked me in the giveaway what I’d make it out of, & I think I replied that I kind of liked the plaid or a polka dot …..I think it is because of these patterns and all the separates I’ve been making I’m having dress lust, and not just any dresses, but vintage dresses. I have a feeling that my Spring sewing is likely to include at least a couple…..
Talk about adorable dresses that require some fabric that does not currently exist in my stash (I sense an imminent shop…). Please leave me some ideas of what fabric you think I should use to make these dresses ….. what do you think? Help me, I don’t want to be tempted by elephants again…
Then what caused me to nearly pee my pants?
THIS arrived in the post from Karen. Yes, next Sunday is the Bath Half marathon, & it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed- at times of adversity going the 13.2 miles I will have two resources available to perk me up: our course trainer whose “whoop whoops” are the loudest and joyful I’ve ever heard; and the second will be the messages on this card – “Scruffy’s blogger friends hold an intervention when she threatens to run in a pig in a tutu costume”, or how about “Pink elephants make runners look pretty”!! As a result I will find some way to take a bit of pink elephant around the race….:-) Gotta look my best!! This card will be framed & forever cause me to giggle in a way known by sewsters with a penchant for Colette Patterns & silly sewing. Karen, you are a genius.
And finally a thank you to Clare from Magpie Makes who nominated me for a Liebster Award. I am not very good at these, always struggling to know who to nominate.