I got a surprise present! Yay!
A few weeks ago, Ginger sent me a note asking if I'd like the leftover fabric from her recent two-piece cocktail dress. Of course I would - it's gorgeous! So generous of her to offer it to me - but then, that's Ginger: one of the most generous gals in the sewing community!
Well, imagine my surprise a week or two later when I received a largish box from her. When I opened it up, I found not one, but THREE pieces of amazing fabric!! And they're all PINK!
First up, a very large piece of the fabric Ginger used for her dress. Would it be terrible of me to make something similar? With the understanding, of course, that my midriff remain completely covered at all times ;-)
Then, almost two yards of cotton Swiss dot in bright pink. This replaces the poly blend Swiss dot I used for a shirt last year and ended up putting in the donation pile after wearing it for two hours, because it made me so sweaty. Maybe it's time for a redo with my beloved Archer pattern?
Finally - and most mind-blowing of all: a yard of honest-to-goodness Vlisco in ochre, cream, black and hot pink -- with BIRDS! Gah!!!
You can see that the Swiss dot and Vlisco go together perfectly, so I'm having lots of fun daydreaming about what they will become. Two separate pieces, or one garment? Only time will tell!
Thanks again, Ginger, for such an amazing gift!