Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

First of all, how in the world is it already the end of Jungle January!?! I had so many plans, like every year I've participated. Last year I made up on a bunch of jungley clothes and barely posted them to IG! I was hoping to make more this year but c'est la vie! Let's … Continue reading Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

Hello! Meet McCalls 6514. I've had this pattern in my stash for at least a year. Maybe more. I always thought I'd make the wide legged trousers but then one day I changed my mind, bought this silk jacquard from work and after a couple of days, I have animal print silk hammer pants! Oh … Continue reading Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

I absolutely LOVE this dress. I cut and stitched it up in about 5 hours. The next day, I did a slight adjustment to the bodice (more on that below), and hemmed the sleeves and skirt. If I had been a good sewcialist, I would've googled the pattern, Vogue 8825, to find out that the … Continue reading Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

Jungle January 2016: It begins.

The first year I participated in Jungle January I was really hesitant. I didn't wear animal prints ever and the thought made me shudder. Little by little, I found myself wearing animal prints more and more and now nearly every day. I had lots of encouragement from my fellow sewcialists and now I agree with … Continue reading Jungle January 2016: It begins.

It’s a comfy jungle out there!

  I'm going for super comfy this winter with this rayon knit animal print skirt. I draped it on my new dress form, giving a straight front and a gathered back along with a wide knit waist band. I finished the hem by serging the raw edges and turning it up 1/2" and doing a … Continue reading It’s a comfy jungle out there!

Jungle January Gunmetal and being bossed around!

Amity and I were talking about Gunmetal and color combination and all the ways you could make up this pattern when she came up with a Sew Bossy project for me. She wanted to send me fabric for a Gunmetal in colors she thought I could pull off but that I wouldn't necessarily pick for … Continue reading Jungle January Gunmetal and being bossed around!

Ohhh Lulu! in brief

I got my hands on the Ohhh Lulu high waist panty pattern and went to town. I have all these high waist skirts and have been wearing them with modern low cuts. In costuming, you really need to have the appropriate undergarments to get the look and I was getting tired of the underwear line … Continue reading Ohhh Lulu! in brief