Imagine how thrilled I was that my outfit won first prize in Vintage Visions' fall photo contest! They had quite a list of goodies as prizes for the winner and runner up, and I didn't expect to win, so was I ever surprised! Today the first prize arrived, in the form of a lovely package from Lauren of Wearing History.
Brown paper packages, tied up with strings...these are a few of my favorite things...
(Sorry I didn't get a picture of how prettily it was wrapped. I tore into it too fast. :-)
It was so exciting and I had such fun going through everything that I wanted to share it with you.
Among other things, there were vintage sewing notions that I will definitely use, especially the metal zippers - hard to find here. And I can always use more bias tape and seam binding!
I don't know if I'll actually use these, but aren't they pretty? I just love vintage packaging.
I was especially delighted with this sewing booklet. So many handy tips and tricks, and since I sew with patterns from this era it's so nice to have a reference book to look up something I don't understand.
There was a newspaper clipping inside it, with helpful information on skirt zippers and waistbands - a trouble spot for me. I look forward to reading it all carefully and hopefully improving my sewing skills.
I may use these snaps, but won't want to throw away the cards - aren't they pretty?
One of my favorites in the bundle is this super cute sewing machine needle threader.
And last but not least, 4 yards of this adorable scottie fabric (photographed right side up this time) which I chose with my store credit from Wearing History. Won't it make the perfect 1930s or 1940s housedress? I haven't decided which pattern I'll use yet but I know I'll find the right one and have lots of fun sewing it up and wearing it.