More Swap Bragging

12 Jul

I KNOW, it’s totally not polite to rub this in everyone’s face… but I have been the lucky recipient of not one, but TWO boxes full of goodies, from two of my favorite bloggers. It’s like my birthday all over again, y’all! Happy day!

The first box was from Sonja of Ginger Makes. We were matched up via Kestrel’s Summer Sewing Swap. Sonja sent her box FAST – I’ve been holding onto it for a few weeks now! I wouldn’t let myself post the contents (or use any of the stuff she sent me) until I sent her box, hence my delay. Anyway, I finally shipped hers yesterday – keep an eye on your mail, lady! – so now I can share my spoils. Whee!

The whole box!
Here’s the whole stack! We were limited to 5 items max (it was really hard to narrow everything down on my end. I wanted to cheat so bad haha).

I just LOVE the fabrics! Sonja also threw in some boning tips (at my request; they are cheap but very expensive to ship for some reason, blerrgh) and a generous length of fuzzy leopard print seam binding. And LOOK AT THAT PATTERN. I was dying that I couldn’t immediately start sewing it up!

Advance 8295

Next project
I, *ahem*, already picked out the contrasting fabric for the neckline/ties – a lovely blue linen blend. Yellow isn’t a terribly great color on me, but putting a bit of blue around my face will solve that!

Colorful Fabric
This colorful fabric is the bomb, dude. I kind of want to make it into a shirtwaist.

The second box came from Oona of oonaballonna. This wasn’t the result of any organized swap – she expressed love for those crazy zippers I bought at the flea market a couple of weeks ago, and I offered to send her one. She sent me a whole mess of awesome shit! Wheee! Don’t worry – her return box has more than one zipper πŸ™‚

The whole pile
Here’s all of it! Not shown: the neat ziploc bag with a mustache printed on it, trolol

The crazy bright zig zag print was the first thing to catch my eye. At first, I assumed it was fabric. Awesome, awesome fabric.

Crazy awesome skirt
Nope, it’s an awesome awesome skirt!
Dude, it’s pretty much neon in real life haha YES!

And it fits!
So you know what this means… we are clearly the same size, at least on the bottom half. I guess it’s a good thing that we don’t live in the same city, because I would totally steal everything skirt-like out of her wardrobe haha

I made a whole outfit for it, because I got all excited.

My new shoes
ALSO can we talk about my shoes? They weren’t part of the swap, but they are pretty sweet! I got them for $37, marked down from $150!

Ok, back to the swap…

Skirt - pocket & piping
More skirt detail – here’s the piping & pockets.

Skirt - pretty zipper!
The pink zipper (you can also see my nails – they look like an early 90s beach condo, no?)

Skirt - crazy stitching at waistband
And the crazy stitching all over the waistband (and hem, for that matter).

There was also fabric – 2 yards of each
Teal/White floral fabric

White/Black/Blue floral fabric


Tiny Car for Landon :)
And a gift for Landon, haha πŸ™‚

I am pretty excited about my new stashies! I’ve already got some ideas rolling around my head haha πŸ™‚ If you have any suggestions for the fabrics (other than the yellow – fancy sundress, you can’t talk me out of it!), let’s hear ’em!

Thanks again to Sonja and Oona for your boxes of awesome! Keep a look out for your packages from me πŸ™‚


30 Responses to “More Swap Bragging”

  1. Sarah D. July 12, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    That pattern IS awesome!! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out. I just adore vintage patterns, don’t you πŸ™‚ Also the neon outfit is a thing of bright-ass beauty!

  2. Kerry July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Great swap goodies! That pattern is gorgeous, and love the crazy neon mini

  3. misscrayolacreepy July 12, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    We are going to be twinnies because I am currently making a dress out of that yellow fabric!

    • LLADYBIRD July 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see yours πŸ™‚

  4. ShanniLoves... July 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    That skirt is the shit!!

  5. oonaballoona July 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    oh my GAH i love how that mini looks on you!!!!!!!! it was in a moment of madness that i put it in the box, mostly because of the crazy hem & waistband stitching that i always raised an eyebrow at. i sealed up the envelope before i could second guess myself…

    and how much do i love that i’m sharing a swap post with ginger? it’s like we’re all hanging out together!

    • LLADYBIRD July 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

      I know!! It’s like a blog party in here. Move back to NYC & I’ll come visit you both haha

      • gingermakes July 12, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

        DO IT!!!

        • LLADYBIRD July 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

          ha I actually am planning on a NYC trip at some point – probably in 2013. I have several friends I’d like to visit (and meet!!!), and of course fabric shopping duh haha πŸ™‚

          • gingermakes July 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

            Yeeeeeaaaahhh! You can always crash on my sofa bed!

            • oonaballoona July 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

              me too me too!!!!!! to you know, everything.

  6. oonaballoona July 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    and oh my god again… did i remember to put a button closure on the top?!

    • LLADYBIRD July 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

      Ha I was just going to sew a hook & eye on it! πŸ™‚

  7. gingermakes July 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I can’t wait to see your finished dress! It’s going to be ADORABLE! I just got your package– I love EVERYTHING! Thanks a million! πŸ™‚

    • LLADYBIRD July 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

      Oh yay! I’m glad you like it πŸ˜€

  8. bernieandi July 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Wow you scored big time. The skirt is awesome and I must admit I have pattern envy. Can’t wait to see what you make!

  9. Sallie July 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Oh I’m so very jealous!!! What awesome boxes of gifties! That oona skirt is seriously amazing and I can’t wait to see the yellow dress. Also yes to the second Sonja fabric being a shirtwaist!! YEEssss

  10. kittysdrawings July 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I want your shoes!! Please tell me where you got them from (in the hope that they might have been bought online and can easily be shipped to Aus). Seriously! Want πŸ˜‰

  11. Eszter Molnar July 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I want your shoes!! Please tell me where you got them from (in the hope that they might have been bought online and can easily be shipped to Aus). Seriously! Want πŸ˜‰

    • LLADYBIRD July 13, 2012 at 8:31 am #

      Haha, well I bought them at a local boutique here in Nashville, but I’m sure you can get them online too πŸ™‚ The brand is Sam Edelman & the shoes are called “Wesley.” I hope you can find a pair, they are pretty sweet!

  12. Tiffany July 12, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    You guys are so cute, I love it! The skirt is fab and those shoes. Ah mazing. Seriously.

  13. Sew Little Time July 13, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    wow – that is sucha great haul of swapsies! can’t wait to read about what you sent in return! and i love that vintage pattern so much!

  14. Lauren July 13, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I love love love that skirt on you!

  15. grenouille78 July 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I have that aqua pique!! It was on sale at Hancock years ago, I had no plan, but I loved it and bought like 4 yards of it. I think my original plan was to make a dress out of it, but I think it’s going to be too heavy. I have found a sort of ’40s style jacket and slimmer skirt that I think could look really nice and Spring-y. And with more tailoring, the weight of the fabric should be kept in check. Oh yay, you’re going to have all kinds of fabric twinsies. πŸ™‚
    You got a good haul (or two) there!

  16. Roxy July 14, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Girl, you got seriously spoiled here! I love that pattern and love, love, love that neon skirt. Amazing!

  17. Nikki July 14, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    What fabulous goodies! That pattern, I want it, I want it! It’s to die for and designed for me! πŸ™‚ The yellow fabric is scrummy too. As for the skirt, I just wish I had the legs to wear something like that!

  18. LoriNaftalina July 17, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    I just descovered your blog and I love it! You have a great style!

    check it out!


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