Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I got a present!!

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!

14 comments:

  1. Wow! How lovely!! I'm embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Vlisco fabrics, but now that I've been to the website, I envy you! What fantastic stuff! Curious to see what you turn it into . . .

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  2. Aww, how incredibly sweet! Can't wait to see what you sew up, those are all fabulous pieces!

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  3. All of the fabrics are so you! What a wonderful parcel to receive. I know you'll create great pieces with each of them.

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  4. Gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do with these.

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  5. Oh my what a generous present & what gorgeous fabrics! That bird print is just fantastic!

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  6. What an awesome care package! Ooooh you've given me such ideas... I have a lot of Vlisco in my stash and because of its body, it can be tricky to find a pattern it will work well with. But mixing it with something like this Swiss dot is *inspired*!!

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  7. the vlisco and swiss dot together... YES. what a generous gift, enjoy!

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  8. This is amazing! That Ginger - so generous indeed :) I love the Vlisco print especially, and can't wait to see what you make with it! Have fun!

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  9. Yay, I'm so glad you like it! You look so good in pink that I couldn't help but add to your stash! :) Can't wait to see what you make!!!

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  10. gorgeous all round! The bird fabric background looks almost golden to me.

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  11. Yummy! I can't wait to see what you make with that African wax cotton. The Vlisco fabrics really call to me. I just love how vibrant they are.

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  12. Pretty! That bird print is seriously gorgeous! Can't wait to see what becomes of them!

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  13. Wow this is an amazing and very thoughtful gift! I am very jealous of your bird print fabric and (as everybody else) can't wait to see what you make! Happy sewing :)

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