Not one… but two packages. What fun!

Amazing! Not only did I pop along to the post office to find my sewing swap package from Leah had arrived, I also received an unexpectedly early package in the post this morning. I am now the proud owner of no less than ten new patterns and a bunch of other wonderful bits and bobs!

First up – Leah’s package. Don’t you just love packages? Especially international ones. They make me feel so excited and childlike. I love sending them, but I especially love receiving them.

Leah's package

I was so not disappointed. Leah had gifted me with not one but three stunning vintage patterns. A glamorous slip from Butterick, a sophisticated skirt from McCalls and the most darling dress from Simplicity. Plus she included over two metres of some fabulous fabric, a vintage zip (from her grandmother’s attic no less) and 100 yards of seam binding! 100 yards! Seam binding! I’m so chuffed. Thank you so much Leah and I hope you enjoy your package as much as I did mine.

Leah's package

The goodies inside

After my announcement and plea for patterns that wouldn’t make me feel like a ten tonne Tessie, Dibs of Dibs and the Machine got in touch and said she had a couple of maternity patterns to send over and would I send her my address. Um, do I need to be asked twice?

Dibs is obviously the most efficient person ever; I only gave her my address a few days ago and today a bumper parcel arrived in the post with SEVEN amazing maternity patterns. Check them out!

Haul from Dibs

Seven stunning maternity patterns

I am speechless. These are all fantastic and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I’m torn between the Kwik Sew dress and the Burda tunic on the left. Thank you so much Dibs. You are a queen.

Once again, and I know this is said a lot in this community but I for one feel it can’t be said enough, I am blown away by the kindness and largesse of you seamsters out there. What a brilliant Saturday morning it’s been, and it’s only 12.20!

I hear the sun is coming out tomorrow in London (we’ve all forgotten what it looks like here) so I’m hoping I’ll finally get a chance to model the maxi dress I’ve been promising you for so long.