I started to sew for myself in February 2012 but I'd been following crafty blogs for a while. Any sewing fan will have followed The Sew Weekly. Many of the blogs I follow are people I came across at that time.
Imagine my joy when I realised that my parcel came from California, from a lady whose sewing skills I've admired for ages, who sewed her way through TSW 2012 challenges with style and finesse - Barbara of Zibergirl Sews. Oh my goodness, I am ridiculously excited.
Just like my other swap partner Samantha, Barbara sews for her family as well as herself. If you haven't followed her blog before you have to go and see what Barbara makes, such gorgeous, classy outfits, thrifted, refashioned, vintage and modern.
So, I'll stop sounding like a mad stalker and show you what I got ...
|I love this style, so feminine|
|This is my favourite view, how perfect for a work dress,|
smart but not a suit - I'm not really a suit wearer
|I love, love, love this pattern. My daughter would like View A, in that very fabric!|
|3 lots of lace, and a zip and bias binding in my favourite colour, orange|
|Such a friendly, encouraging note from Barbara and beautiful buttons|
|Looking at the line drawing, pondering my options, I think View C has my name all over it|
|I am really tempted to try to make this dress for my challenge garment|
Now, do I have something that would work with this pattern? And do I have time to do a muslin?
I've got no time this weekend (my boy is home from his internship) and I'm not going to get a non-working day this month at all but, I've earmarked next Sunday for sewing, so a plan is in the making!