A parcel!

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I’m always excited by a parcel in the post, non the more so when I receive my parcel from Minerva Crafts containing the materials for my next 3 month’s makes as an Minerva blogger.

Would you like to see what I have in mind?

Ordering online, I find that sometimes the fabrics I request don’t actually match the pattern I had in mind and I have to rethink a project or two. But this time I think I’ve got my pattern and fabric matched pretty well.

First up is this retro print blue turquoise and cream stretch cotton canvas designer dress fabric

Blue/Turquoise/Cream Stretch Cotton Canvas Designer Dress Fabric

This, I plan to make up as this burda shift dress. I had planned to use this pattern last time but the cotton I ordered just didn’t have enough body to hold the shape.

Burda ladies sewing pattern 7113 vintage style 60s dress
Burda ladies sewing pattern 7113 vintage style 60s dress

The stretch cotton canvas will be perfect, I think.

Next on my list is another Myrtle. Do you remember this one?

Well I love it so much I ordered this absolutely gorgeous ivory and navy leaf print polyester dress fabric to make another. https://www.colettepatterns.com/sewing/myrtle
It is slightly heavier than the fabric I used before but has a particularly pleasing drape. I think it will look quite classy!

And last but not least is this lovely heavy red crepe.
heavy red crepe

I’m going to make another True Bias Sutton Blouse.

I wear this a lot for work so fancy another one. The crepe will be quite warm which be perfect for when I make this one up late August. It is rare that a choose a solid colour over a print but the seams in this blouse will give it some interest.

So what do you think?
So much loveliness.

Love, Lucie x


  1. oh my, three great choices! I wish I lived close enough that you could help me sew things that fit so well! I am good at following the instructions, but not great at altering patterns the way you do to make them perfect for you. 🙂


  2. Minerva post is the best post by far! I love getting all my projects delivered… you’ve got some good choices too – and all dressmaking! 🙂


  3. Love, love, love the fabrics and think your choice of patterns are spot on Lucie! Looking forward to seeing th end results.


  4. Your finished sewing projects always look so polished and well done! I can’t wait to see what you do with your new fabric goodies. 🙂


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