host one my favourite yearly challenge #junglejanuary. An animal print lover extravaganza. I personally love the traditional cat prints so I tend to stay around that colour hue. The advantage of investing time in making something so classic is that the style is beyond fashion.
It does not age and a great foundation to any girl’s wardrobe. Besides wearing animal print gives such a glamorous/ old Hollywood vibe, doesn’t it?
Last year I went on a scuba buying hunt and managed to get a fun selection of fashion fabrics: windowpane, floral (Saiph
dress and Nepture
top retrospectively) but was struggling to find the right animal print. Perusing the local charity shops I saw the perfect fabric/print in the form of a body con dress for £4. I will have that, thank you!
The dress fabric was re-cut it into Named Shadi knit skirt. The pattern is easy to make and beautifully drafted so It wasn’t hard to pick as my pattern choice. Omitted the waistband.
I overlocked the elastic directly on top of the skirt and folded inside. That’s the method I seen in all the RTW scuba skirts. Works well when there is a lot of negative ease.
Went one size smaller than the lace one
because of the amount of stretch of the fabric.
I should make everything in scuba. Love this stuff!
The skirt stretches horizontally. Something I didn’t experience with the previous scubas.
There nothing I can add in terms of construction or techniques. This is just one of the meat and potato projects I’m building in my closet. Basics-not-boring!
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Are you taking part of jungle january or any other sewing challenge?