Sunday, January 31, 2016

Jungle January?

Well it's been awhile since I've posted, but when the daylight hours got shorter my camera decided it couldn't coop.  Getting a good one is on the long list of things to do.

The question mark in the title is there as I'm in almost no way a animal print kind of person.

Well I do make one exception, cows.

But I don't think there are cows in the jungle anyway.

I had an occasion I was making a dress for.  The occasion didn't necessitate something very dressy, but I wanted something new.

The dress was a big failure and ended up, for multiple reasons in the trash.

So as one does, the Tuesday before the event  I ran to Mood and purchased a small cut of a very lovely Alice and Olivia of fabric (not found on the website).  The fabric is a lovely cotton brocade.  Weighty with out being too heavy.

The matching sweater and shoes were already in the wardrobe for a perfect outfit.  I've been know to walk into a fabric store with a shoe to look for coordinating fabric. This time i wore the sweater. 48 hours later I had a perfect skirt.

Then I realized that the pattern is cheetah.

So I'm in for Jungle January.

I'm having a patterned skirt moment. It is a rather simple make, but it is the kind of thing I'm likely to get a lot of use from. There's another one coming up and I expecting that there will be more.  As long as I already have the top to match.  I'm really avoiding orphan makes these days.


  1. I love the idea of bringing my shoes to the fabric store! I think you're on to something there.

    1. I'm really trying avoid orphans and wear what I have. Taking a lonely item with me to the fabric stores really works.

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