a christmas wishlist

8 Dec

i love making christmas wishlists – not in a “hey someone buy me this already” way (although, if you want my mailing address ::cough:: i’d be happy to accept gifts ::cough:: lol), but more of a pictorial list of things i would like to eventually buy as my funds free up. don’t pretend like you don’t do it too!

in the spirit of this blog, though, i’ll keep it sewing-related! especially since most everything i ever want is sewing-related anyway 😉 oh, and i’m including links for everything so you can buy yourself a prezzie if you find something you fancy – i won’t tell anyone 😉

let’s start with patterns. i need more colette patterns!
cinnamon slip
colette pattern’s cinnamon slip
have we discussed the cinnamon on this blog yet? DARLING. i recently decided that i have a sudden need for pretty loungewear – silk & flannel slips, matching flannel pajamas, cozy wool socks. no more yoga pants & ratty tshirts. the cinnamon is pretty perfect for this – it even includes how to make a cami instead of a slip.

chantilly dress
colette pattern’s chantilly dress
i love the chantilly, but the amount of fabric has always felt a little off-putting to me – i am definitely a lover of fine/expensive fabrics, but yeeesh that’s a lot to buy at once! anyway, i found this gorgeous piece of silk at the thrift store last weekend, and i think it would be perfect for this dress.

jasmine blouse
colette pattern’s jasmine blouse
i keep seeing everyone else’s versions of these popping up – i want one too!

oolong dress
colette pattern’s oolong dress
as with the jasmine, more and more of these have been appearing on my blog feed & i’m getting more and more jealous that i don’t already have one. hee.

turquiose wool coating
turquiose wool coating from mood – 2.5 yards
i recently won a giveaway on molly‘s blog, and won a wonderful coat/pants pattern (vogue 2925, if you’re curious). I WANT TO MAKE THIS COAT SO BAD. coating fabric is throwing me off, though – not even the expense, just the selection! i thought i wanted a camel-colored wool, but after looking at a bunch of camels & beiges, i’ve decided that tan is boring & i require something more like turquiose. isn’t this turquiose lovely?

bemberg lining - dark grey
dark grey bemberg rayon lining from mood – 3 yards
with coats come lining! i love this dark grey, although a brighter turquoise or teal would be equally swell.

silk shantung
turquiose silk shantung from mood – 3 yards
wrapping up my mood mini-shopping spree, here’s some turquoise silk shantung! this would be perfect for my bombshell dress (that i haven’t started yet because i stalled on fabric choices). gawd, i love turquoise.

pants for real people
pants for real people
i already have the sister book, fit for real people, but they don’t cover pants-fitting at all 😦 pants are my new favorite thing to torture myself with sewing, need to fine-tine my fit!

burdastyle sewing handbook
burdastyle sewing book
i actually almost bought this right after it released. then i remembered that it’s christmas and i’m supposed to be spending my money on other people 😉 still want it, though! i can’t get enough of these “sewing how-to” books & i love when they include patterns.

bias tape maker
clover 1/2″ bias tape maker
well, this is pretty boring. i want a bias tape maker. i already have a 1″ but i want to make baby bias tape, because it sounds totally presh.

gingher snips
gingher 5″ snips
these would be a great addition to my gingher shears collection. 5″ snips for cutting notches & threads.

what are some things you’re hoping to get this holiday season? anything i missed here? indulge with me!


20 Responses to “a christmas wishlist”

  1. Miss Crayola Creepy December 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Your wish list is very similar to mine, all I want nowadays is fabric and books. Oh and a form, but I think my husband is hiding one in the garage…. I didn’t look, I just have this feeling!!!

  2. Christina December 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I’d really love a few extra days off so I can dive into more projects!!

    • lladybird December 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

      ohhh yeah, that would be nice!!

  3. Staci December 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Ooooo…you have three things on your list that match mine. Colette Cinnamon, Gingher 5″ Shears and the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook. As far as the shears, I don’t know if you have a JoAnn’s close to you but every once in a while, they have coupons in the paper or online via their website for “50% off a Regular Priced Item”….Gingher shears are included in the regularly priced items! I’ve gotten all mine (three pairs and counting) with the 50% off coupons. Makes it totally worth the trip!

    Love your site and your dresses. You work so fast! And everything you make is absolutely darling. Keep it up!

  4. VickiKate December 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Yay for cinnamon in flannel! It’s on my to-sew list too, I’ve got everything to make it, I just need to do it! The teal coating is a gorgeous but classic twist, yummy! The shears and pants fitting book are on my wish list too!

  5. Kim December 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    I temporarily forgot about the whole buying for other people thing and bought 5 Colette patterns when they had a sale on Black Friday. (I still feel guilty!) I asked Santa for the new Colette and BurdaStyle sewing books, and a gift card to a fabric store would be wonderful! Love your blog!

    • lladybird December 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

      psh, if i’d had the spare cash, i would have done the same thing! no regrets here! haha!

  6. mom December 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    Told you you’d want a bias tape maker one day! I might disagree with your scissors- get that size/quality but in a round nose style!

  7. dixie December 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    I have Pants for Real People and it is *very* useful. I really want a bias tape maker and some sort of slip pattern, either the Cinnamon or a vintage one.

    But what I’d love even more is if someone got me a gift certificate to get my machine serviced and cleaned and/or a gift certificate for fun sewing classes at a local fabric store that I like.

  8. tinygoldenpins December 9, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    I have such guilt this month. My daughter is going to France and my husband has no dress clothes and I am fabric-pigging all over the place. And, buying new Colettes. But, of course there’s justification! Always! I’m meeting incredible deals — 8 yards of pure wool suiting for my Peony and Rooibos for 35.00 at Fabric.com. And some great vintage fabric from Etsy for 20.00! No, I want (deserve) nothing for Christmas! And for further penance, I WILL make something for everyone in the family — even the dog will sport a little tube top made from Marc Jacobs interlock I bought from FabricMart last month…..I swear.

    • lladybird December 9, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      ohhhhh now, you can’t talk about these fabulous fabric finds & not post pictures!! 🙂

      • tinygoldenpins December 9, 2011 at 9:56 am #

        I know I know but I don’t have a blog and I’ve yet to get the wools! I did get the Etsy today and, O.M.G., Sorbetto and Meringue, coming right up!

  9. Staci December 9, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Update: Joann’s is having a 50% off sale with free shipping for the next three days. All Gingher Scissor’s are 1/2 off!


    Hope you get your shears 🙂

  10. prttynpnk December 9, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    I like this list alot! Let’s hope Sewing-Santa is a follower!

  11. leahfranqui December 9, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    I want really good fabric sheers, and I want a 1 inch bias tape maker, because I have the opposite of yours. But honestly, what I really want is something I should NOT have, more fabric. I always want more fabric.

  12. tracy December 9, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    I think it would be so fun to send you a Christmas gift since you are my favorite blogger.

    • lladybird December 9, 2011 at 11:33 am #

      aw, you are sweet!

      • Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

        I sent you a present…if you have not gotten it yet, you should get it really soon to the gmail listed on your page….

    • lladybird December 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

      it was from you!!! oh my, thank you so so so much for the present… i really think my heart stopped for just a second when i received that email. i am absolutely FLOORED – i don’t think it’s possible for me to express the amount of gratitude i feel right now.

      if you want to send me your address, i would love to send you a proper thank you card. if you don’t want to, though, i absolutely understand.

      again, THANK YOU. you are a doll! xoxo

      • Tracy December 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

        Aww, your reaction makes me so happy. No need for a thank you card! I just hope you enjoy the gift and share pictures when you are done.

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