Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ehrmagerd Loot!

Ok y'all. I am alive, but man did last minute wedding stuff suck up all my free time. Oh yeah, and making my wedding dress. I have a ton of stuff to post about in the next week or two! 

So last week, which was after my wedding but before my bff Stephanie's, I got an exciting email. Alicia, who lives in Chicago as well, was getting rid of a bunch of her sewing stuff. She said she had tried to sell it on craigslist, but that was making her annoyed and sad, so instead she was giving it away! And she wanted to give some to me! Whoo hoo!

Yay! I went over to her house after work and ended up prancing home with three bags of loot! She was super nice and fun to meet- so thanks, Alicia!

On to the loot:
4 silks and a printed lining.

3 pretty knits.

3 printed cottons and the water-color silky woven.

3+ yards of a beautiful wool from Parron's!

Close-up: it's mostly brown, white and olive green, so pretty!

This is paean to my (lack of) photo skills, but it's like a minty green velvet. Om nom nom.

And lastly, a whole shit-ton of zippers and thread, woot, woot!

After I organize all of my pictures, I will post about my bridesmaids and wedding dresses, the stuff I "built" Steph for her wedding, the bowls from my ceramics classes and other stuff I was too busy to post about. Oh yeah, my pattern testing Robson coat for Tasia, as well.

And I will pay back the karmic cycle of sewing giving by having my monthly pattern giveaway in just a few days, so keep you eyes peeled!

Thanks again, Alicia!


  1. Congratulations on your wedding, and getting through all the stuff that needs to be done. I've done it myself (wedding dress, two bridesmaids dresses and a heap of crafty stuff for the reception) so I know how much work is involved!

    And what a total score on the sewing stuff - the only thing better than lovely fabric is lovely free fabric

    1. Wow, I didn't even try to craft anything. That sounds uber stressful!

  2. Congratulations!!! It's good to have you back! :)

  3. Congratulations on your wedding! Looking forward to the seeing the bridesmaids' dresses and, of course, yours. And what good luck about the freebies! Fellow sewists are the best.

  4. yes!!!!! congrats! can not WAIT to see the dresses!

  5. That is some fabulous loot! I cannot wait to see your wedding dress. :]

  6. Congratulations on your wedding!!! I'm sure you had the most amazing day and looked stunning. I cannot wait to see your finished dress, and your bridesmaid dresses and all your crafty wedding stuff. I am in the THICK of it at the moment and getting stressed that I won't have enough time for everything I want to get done - eek....3 months to go!!!
    And v jealous of your fab sewing loot - I love the printed lining!

  7. Congratulations married lady! What an exciting time for you :D Enjoy the post-wedding glow - it's all kinds of awesome!

  8. Congratulations on your wedding! Wow you must have been so busy with all the dressmaking, look forward to seeing some photos.

  9. congrats on the wedding, can't wait to see the finished dress!

  10. That is so cool that she GAVE you the fabric! lucky you! I want to see your post of your wedding dress and what you "built" for Stephanie LOL


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