Winner winner chicken dinner!

20 May

At the start of the month I was lucky enough to be a winner of a lucky dip over at Kestrel Finds and Makes. And this week, my winner’s package arrived – all the way from Glasgow! Thanks Kestrel!

There was Simplicity 7780 with a range of shirts, from 1968, and Butterick 4225 with a lovely dress and jacket (can’t see a date on this one, but to my untrained eye it looks maybe 1970s). How exciting!

The dress in particular struck me, and made me think of the black and white bird fabric I’d seen over at Bimble and Pimble… may just have to get my butt down to Spotlight to pick some up – I think it would work! The neckline of this dress also reminds me of the new Colette patterns, Hazel and Lily.

Lucky dip patterns - kestrel finds and makes - simplicity 7780 butterick 4225

You may have read also that I was the winner of a brooch from JuliaBobbin / RueMiraldi. With all these prizes coming my way, I think I should be buying a lottery ticket! But anyway, here’s a picture of the brooch – isn’t it lovely!

Vintage brooch - Julia Bobbin

And finally, I spent the afternoon at Love Vintage yesterday with two lovely ladies from my sewing class. Where I picked up these patterns…

Love Vintage Melbourne patterns - simplicity 7239 style 1980 home journal pattern 11541

The blouse on the right is my favourite πŸ™‚ It seems I did have a blonde moment when purchasing these unfortunately (nothing against blondes – I was one for many many years)… See the middle pattern, yep, the one with the lovely pussy bow blouse? Yep. Right. Well it’s actually a pattern for the skirts not the blouse. Doh! Not that I hate the skirts or anything, but I really did only buy it for the blouse! Dammit! I only realised when I got home…

I also got these magnificent Alexis Kirk earrings that I am completely in love with. Now I just need to find somewhere to wear them…

Alexis Kirk earrings

And I’m still chugging along with my Beignet… not long to go now, here’s a sneak peak…

Beignet sneak peakHow was your weekend? Did you get much sewing done?



8 Responses to “Winner winner chicken dinner!”

  1. ooobop! May 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM #

    Oh wow. The fabric for your Beignet looks lovely and those earrings are to die for! Congrats on your wins and fabulous pattern finds. I managed to sneak some time to sew on Friday night…. started a 40s dress. Might be a while in the making though!

    • ZoSews May 21, 2012 at 8:42 PM #

      Good luck with the dress! Look forward to seeing it πŸ™‚

  2. prttynpnk May 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM #

    Lucky ducky you! I want to see that beignet! That fabric has me giddy.

    • ZoSews May 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM #

      Hopefully it will be done soon! Although I think I’m underestimating the billions of buttons and buttonholes…

  3. Amanda Bimble May 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM #

    Your beignet fabric is most exciting- I can’t wait to see the finished result πŸ˜€

  4. ruemiraldi May 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM #

    Hi Zoe,
    It’s definitely time to buy yourself a lottery ticket….lucky you winning all those prizes!
    Hope you enjoy wearing the lovely brooch.

    • ZoSews May 21, 2012 at 8:47 PM #

      Thanks Lorraine! I’m sure I will πŸ™‚

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