Sew Very Merry Christmas Swap Reveal!

OK, I’m not saying that the BEST part of the holidays is the presents, but they sure can be fun, can’t they?  And I think we all know that sewing presents are the best, which is why Vicki Kate‘s Sew Very Merry Christmas Swap was a brilliant idea!  Wanna see what I got?

My swap partner, the lovely and talented Sew Busy Lizzy, sent me an amazing package:

Look how cute!

I could barely stand to open it– the parcel was beautifully hand-stitched closed, so I felt like I was ruining a work of art by opening it!  But somehow I found a way to tear into it, and look what I found!

Don’t be jealous, now!  There’s a length of red jersey (perfect for the Maria Denmark Day-To-Night Drape Top that Lizzy ALSO sent me) from a local Australian label, a length of Lizzy’s amazing bird print rayon (see what she made with it here!), some stretch sateen/twill in a cool graphic print, and the Sewaholic Alma Blouse pattern.  I don’t even know where to start sewing!  Thank you SO much, Lizzy!  :)

Did you get any sewing-related gifts this year?  My mother-in-law gave me a copy of Famous Frocks, which has been lots of fun to flip through.  I’m looking forward to digging into it!  I cheated a little and got myself a little post-Christmas gift today– Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated.  I LOVE it and can’t wait to read it cover to cover (in, oh, 47 sittings, that is).

Wanna take a closer look at those birds?  I thought you might…

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40 responses to “Sew Very Merry Christmas Swap Reveal!

  1. Score! What a generous gift.

  2. Lucky! Can’t wait to see what you whip up with these treats!

  3. That bird print is so flipping cute!!!

  4. Oh, amazing package! If you find out where she got that stretch sateen/twill graphic print, please let us know!! I look forward to seeing what you make with all of this!

  5. I’m so pleased you like your gift :-) over the year your style had evolved, I noticed you went from wearing plain colours, tending towards mustards and muddier colours to quite bright colours. So I was a bit confused and didn’t want to freak you out with too much colour or pattern!
    I adore your pressie, thank you so much – I was amazed, it was like a treasure box! I will blog about it soon.
    The graphic print is a cotton sateen from Spotlight… I’m kinda tempted to get some for myself!! It would make a fabulous skirt!!

    • It’s crazy, but I’m realizing that for some reason I tend to wear nothing but gray, navy, and mustard in the cold months, and then I go all out with color for summer dresses! I think every sweater I own is in a neutral or gray color! I also tend to reserve bright colors for party dresses, since at work I dress like a tomboy and don’t like to draw much attention to myself with my clothes. Weird, right?

      I was REALLY hoping you’d like your package! It’s so, so fun to choose things for you, but also a teensy bit nerve-wracking! I really wanted you to like it!

      • I adore it! I’ve just blogged my Christmas gifts :-)
        So thoughtful and everything I could possibly need! Wow.
        I know what you mean about work clothes. I tend to wear all black and dresses. I’m gettinb better, it’s bizarre if you wear colours people love it. I think they want to be the person that wears colours but doesn’t have the courage. I take it slow some days – a scarf, a jacket, a necklace – don’t want to mirror to crack in shock!

  6. What a score! Can’t wait to see what you create with these little gems :)

  7. What a great package to receive! Lovely fabrics.

  8. wow! what a lovely parcel (both the parcel and the contents!). I can’t wait to see what you make with the fabrics – that bird print is just too cute!

  9. What an amazing parcel…I’ve been coveting that bird print rayon ever since I saw Busy Lizzy’s gorgeous Alma!!!

  10. What a great gift! I can’t wait to see what you make with them. I have the Vogue book as well – it’s really useful – didn’t know there was an updated version – sounds good.

  11. I AM jealous! That is a fabulous gift! You deserve it too!

  12. Awesome gift!!! Love the bird print rayon!! Lucky…

  13. I love checking all the links :) I’d love to hear your review of the Vogue book. Hubby got me a dress form for Christmas, and I got myself a rotary cutter and mat. Yes, the gifts are pretty fun ;) Happy Sewing!

  14. What a wonderful wonderful bundle of loveliness! And I am just a teeny bit green eyed over the bird fabric… I know what you mean about shopping for someone else, you desperately want them to like it but there’s that slight sense of jeopardy in case they don’t! I can’t wait to see what you got Lizzy…

  15. Kat H

    What a lovely gift! That birds fabric is divine! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it all. :-)

  16. OOOOOOO that bird fabric!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you make with that!

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  19. Lucky girl! Those birdies are awesome :)

  20. Maybe a smidge envious of that bird fabric….just a bit….;-)

  21. How cool..I purchased a top from Dorothy Perkins last year in London in the same birdie print.

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