Quadruple whammy post of extreme excitment!
The Fashion Star Draw
Yes I finally got around to drawing the McCalls 6611 Fashion Star jacket pattern. I admit some of the delay may be due to my sewing room transforming into a complete war zone (me vs the stash – we are currently negiotating a truce).
Shut up Lizzy we don’t care about your messy sewing room just tell us who the winner is… *sniff* OK I get the hint…
The winner is… (courtesy of good old random.org)
just goes to show that karma is real! Blogless Anna sent me the most amazing length of silk DKNY last month (that’s it in the background) what goes around comes around!
And in more exciting blogging news (well exciting for me)…
I’M COMING TO LONDON IN APRIL
The gorgeous Rachel of House of Pinheiro is organising a bloggers’ meet-up on 20 April at the V&A. We can pretend to be genteel while drinking tea (with some hugging, giggling and squee-ing thrown in). Then onto Goldhawk Road where I shall be happily led astray (really ELH they made me buy it).
Anyway, hop over to House of Pinheiro as Rachel is the fabulous organiser and needs numbers etc. So if you are in London or nearby (which is pretty much anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, after all I’m flying for 24 hours straight just to get to London, thank goodness they allow knitting needles these days) please come along, I’d love to meet you!
So I must race off and start sewing a squillion things (I never exagerate) as I’m sure this will lead to a wardrobe crisis like no other!!
VINTAGE GOODNESS X 2
A delightful work collegue gave me the most beautiful vintage patterns this week. It was such a surprise – they were her grandmother’s. Her generosity is overwhelming. How precious are these??
I’m so grateful to have them and can’t wait to try some of these vintage numbers out. I hope I do grandma proud.
And just before I left for Tasmania I receive the most awesome package from the Trouser Making Champion herself – Suzy Bee Sews! After my vintage Jiffy post, Suzy contacted me and asked if I would like her collection of vintage patterns that were not her size. I’m still in shock, awe and amazed. However I did pass on one of the patterns Suzy sent me to Pretty Grivenances… it was not my size and she was tweeting about making a jacket and it was just so it just seemed right to pop it into the koala canoe and send it over to her.
And what did I send to Anne?
Can’t you just see her now, swanning about, gesturing grandly with the adorable German hounds?
As much as I loved and adored this coat… it was destined for another 🙂
And that’s what makes our sewing blogsphere so cool…
You lucky Lizzy, scoring all those patterns! Anne is going to look divine in that coat too. I’m hoping you’ll break my twitter and Instagram feed whilst your in London so I can live voraciously!
I am lucky! I adore vintage patterns, they are like precious china.
I had planned to do some within UK travel – but I did a lot last time so I’m off to Madrid & Paris instead. Can’t fit everything in alas! Shame Australia is soooooooo far away 😦
Lucky winners for sure!
Sweet stack of stuff. The last two are the best (above the coat that is). Can’t wait to see whic one you make first-last two. *hint* Also *Coming to London (your subscriber base is going to change overnight XD).
LMAO better fix up that typo!!
Haha I thought that myself…
LOL Yes it fits in a Jiffy
I even have swanning fabric selected! Yay!
Double yay! Swan away!
Excellent! Can’t wait to see!
Im completely hooked on 50’s patterns and even their makeup and hair.Your so lucky ,those are gorgeous patterns!
The 1950s was pretty fabulous that’s for sure! Gorgeous feminine era.
Wow, what a great score!! So many vintage patterns. How come nobody at my work gives me vintage patterns??? Congratulations to the winner, Blogless Anna. And I hope you have a terrific time in London for your meet up.
I love & hate giveaways because there isn’t something for everyone. Ah I’m sure I’ll have another one soon 🙂
Can’t wait til London it’s going to be fab!
This post makes me excited FOR you! I love your enthusiasm. It makes my day. Maybe you’ll even get me into vintage. Those patterns are just incredible.
Your London trip is going to be epic. It’s a great place, and adding the blogoddesses just puts it over the top. There must be excessive photo documentation!!
LOL I’ve never been famed for my lack of enthusiasm, I even tire myself out some days! Yes, I shall take a squillion pictures – thank goodness for digital cameras.
how awesome! such a great happy post. 😀 and so much love and generosity! yay! so cool! i cannot wait til april! will be so great! 😀 better save my pennies now!
your excitement is so catchy! love it!
I’m saving as much as I can! I think I’ll need it!
Wow, those patterns are amazing! And Anne is going to look FAB in that coat! It’s too glamorous!
Jealous I can’t come to London!!
You only live once Sonja! London is a ‘must’, it’s fabulous.
As soon as I saw her jacket tweet I just had to send it to her, it’s perfect for Anne.
What an amazing vintage patter haul…lucky lady! See you in London by the way, how exciting!!!
I’m rather stunned and very grateful, I’m going to have to make one ASAP. Just which one???
I can’t wait to meet everyone in London, it’s going to be a fun day!
I’m in love with that shift in a jiffy dress! I may have to hunt it down on eBay or something… Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I’ve been thinking I might start with the Jiffy. It’s nice and simple. It might be a little large but I should be able to run it in.
Sounds like an awesome trip, and great score on the vintage patterns. 🙂
The closer the trip gets the more excited I become!!
How nice to see a Weigel’s pattern in there. I’m looking forward to what you come up with in terms of wardrobe for the London trip. 😉
There are two Wiegels and they are both lovely designs.
I need to stop thinking about the London trip & just start sewing LOL
Lots of happy dancing happening here in Blogless Anna land. I never win anything! And this is definitely worth winning. My sewlution for 2013 was to sew a lined jacket. I think I now have my pattern! Loving the new additions to your vintage pattern stash. Do you catalogue? The librarian in my is asking!
I’m so pleased for you! It’s a nice intro to jackets as there are no buttons OR zips! I’ve still got your address so I will get it in the mail on Monday for you. And cotton sateen is on sale this week at Spotlight if you are thinking of using that 🙂
I’ve never thought to catalogue my patterns but it’s certainly a good idea. I guess an excel spreadsheet would be sufficient? It would be nice to have the envelope cover as well.
I cannot wait for our epic meet up x
Ops. I was updating my food blog and the comment turn out with that Id. I’m really excited about our met up.
WOW, have fun in London Lizzy. I’m drooling over all your gorgeous patterns. I love the tucked yoke of the brown tweedy a-line from Australian Woman’s Weekly. Lucky Anne to receive that coat pattern. Adorable she will be. I would make the cropped version for sure.
I’m a lucky girl!
Wow – you have some lovely patterns there!
I hope you enjoy London. If you get the chance, consider going for ‘Tea at the Ritz’ – it really is rather fabulous and you can wear one of you most fabulous dresses! It was one of the last places we visited in the UK before emigrating to Canada a few years ago.
Oh thanks for the tip! I’m sure I can find another stitcher to accompany me!
Those patterns are so beautiful and I can imagine how much you will treasure them. When I have a vintage pattern I always think about what the previous owner was like and how they made up the dress… I love imagining! And I love “old” stuff… -Laurie
I love it when they have written notes or left pins in – or when they have only used part of the pattern so you know which ‘view’ they made. I think I will be making the short sleeve McCalls with the full skirt first.
Yes! I have a few with names on them- but nothing cut out and I think, Ahhh- just like me, a pattern collector with the intention of making it! Look forward to seeing the first make!
Those patterns are amazing, so lucky. Thanks also for the info on the London meet up, I have gone over to House of Pinheiro and said I’ll come. I am so excited I’ve never done a meet up before so will be great to meet other people and visit Goldhawk road. See you there!!!
Oh I’m so excited you are meeting-up! I’ve never been to a meet-up either – so it’s quite funny my first one is on the other side of the globe. It will be a blast. I will try not to be too much of an Aussie!
Ah, I’m so glad you got the patterns!! I really love the dress in the second to last photo with the buttons, but the idea of grading up that far was so not going to happen! If you make anything out of them I’ll show the original owners daughter the photos, I know she’ll love the fact they are getting used (and hopefully all the pattern pieces are in the envelope for you!)
London will be great! Can’t wait to hear what its like and see the photos!
I’m thinking about making the sleeveless full skirted McCalls first. I’ve got a lovely border print that I think will work nicely.
I was most jealous of the Melbourne meet up! I’ve consoled myself with thoughts of London!
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