Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pants, Prizes, and Shower Caps

I'm home for reading week! (Actually I've been home for a few days but this is the first day I've felt rested enough to really do anything.) Upon arriving home, I discovered two packages waiting for me. I love getting packages in the mail. Opening them always feels like Christmas!

The first package contained my lovely new trousers! I ordered them from Dangerous Garbs on Etsy. I am completely in love with them. They are super comfy and very flattering. I was terrified they wouldn't fit, but they are the perfect size for me! Canadian winters can get rather cold and snowy, and since I have 40 minute walk to school (and another 40 minutes back), wearing trousers is a necessity most days. These pants are definitely going to become a staple in my wardrobe. 
When I have time I will have to get some better photos. These pictures don`t do the trousers justice!

The second package contained the prize I won from a giveaway over at Subversive Femme. Despite knowing what was included in the giveaway, I was still amazed when opening the package by how much stuff there was! These treasures have already been looked at and carefully put away so as not to get lost in the mess that is my sewing room at the moment. But before I put them away I thought I would share a few scans some of the lovely items she included. (But first go check out her blog! It really is a great blog and she posts some lovely free vintage knitting/crochet patterns!). 

(Back of the previous pattern. It was too fabulous not to share.)

This may have to be my next knitting project.

Or maybe this one!

 These next two images are from the above magazine. I wish these patterns were still available! How perfect would those dresses be for spring?

She also included a notebook, a red lipstick, and a sweet little brooch, all of which I forgot to photograph.. Oh well, I'm sure they will make an appearance on the blog sooner or later...

And before I go, I just have to share with you my new shower cap. I basically just cut a large circle from an old umbrella and sewed an elastic to it. Isn't it adorable?  

That's All.


  1. You should do a tutorial for that shower cap! My hair always gets wet around my bangs/base of my neck, and that extra little ruffle looks like it might solve that problem!

    1. Thanks for the request! I will see if I can do one. I'm away from my sewing machine for the next few weeks, but I remember what I did pretty clearly so I may post one later this week, or possibly in a few weeks if I think I need visual aids for the tutorial. :)

  2. Your trousers are lovely, and what a great giveaway! X

  3. Fabulous pants, and they great on you. I love the 40s vest pattern, and so many treasures!

  4. Which of the dresses do you like the best? I could probably draft a pattern for you. Email me and I'll let you know which measurements I'd need.

  5. That's a great up cycle of an umbrella. I love it.


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