Sewing Karma follow up

I must have pretty righteous karma after all.

I'm sure you all remember my stories of pattern and sewing woes from last month. I talked about the void in which I lost a few patterns I was really excited about. I was sad, mostly for a McCall that I so desperately wanted, and a 30s cape dress that I was in love with, still am. Well, I guess I had some built up karma points, because although things didn't work out as linear as one would expect, it all came to a heartwarming conclusion.

The amazing cape dress will soon be in my possession.

The friend of mine who won it is allowing me to buy it from her! Yay! You have no idea how happy I am about that!

My second pattern woe was when I purchased two patterns form one eBay seller that got lost in the mail. I got them for a bargain, so I wasn't too distraught, but I so wanted the style of one. *sigh* The seller, was a champ. She refunded me and looked in her supply and FOUND an exact copy, size and all, of one of the two patterns I purchased.

Yay #2.

Secondly, she found a nearly complete copy of the McCall that I truly wanted. What are the odds!?

Promptly she sent them, and when I opened the package, I discovered three more complete patterns from the late 40s each 40 bust and over. Yay #3! I even contacted the seller to see if I could give her something for all the patterns as I thought her gift was so generous. She said no and just enjoy them. I plan to!

Oh, its not over yet. The McCall that was partial was only missing the front and back bodice. That wouldn't be too hard to make shift. But, it seems I won't have to. One of my lovely blog readers from Italy sent me an email saying she had that exact pattern, only a smaller size.

Yay #4!

So she mails it to me, but its not alone. Seems she has some extra patterns that she said she will never get around to altering. So she sent them.

Lovely late 30s/ early 40s dresses, my favorite eras. Yay #5!
I'm exhausted from all these yays!

How sweet is that!? I was near tears looking through them. She wrote a note saying she was moved by my VPP section of adding back to the collecting pool. I thought that was so lovely, and she's right. We all should spread the pattern love around.

In the spirit in which these patterns were given, I'm going to offer two of them as give-aways in the near future (like a week or so). You heard me right, a late 30s and an early 40s dress patterns in a 40 bust...Im going to make sure they go to a great home and give them away.

I think we all should offer up the occasional pattern we like (and I do like these!) to someone who can use and/or love them just as much if not more than we would.

What a surprise all of this was! You think something is going to end one way,
and you go in a complete circle and end up better for it.

Thanks for the patterns, Suzanne. And thanks just as much for the kindness. :)

Happy sewing everyone!

6 comments:

  1. You so lucked out! And your giveaways are in my bust size! I would love the chance.

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  2. Wow, you just live right, I guess! Love that last dress, so sweet.

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  3. Oh my gosh, isn't it exciting when things work out so well? It's funny-- I don't even know how to sew (beyond small hand mending), but I can't help lusting after all of your amazing finds here.

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  4. This just further reinforces my philosophy that patience and good karma will pay off! ;) How exciting that these patterns have made their way to you--so amazing and fun! Have fun sewing the new ones up!!!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  5. That is a great sentiment. I think we should set up a pattern swapping week where we can swap a pattern with others to freshen up our stash. I'd totally be in!

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  6. Oh, wow! That was so awesome of everyone. And those are some seriously awesome patterns!

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