Fashionably Late Of Course

Hurrah, I finally have my cutting table back. For over a couple of months now it’s been the dumping ground for our bathroom bits while the room was getting a make over.

Pretty Grievances's Jungle January Party

So that’ll be my official excuse for not arriving at Pretty Grievances’ Jungle January party on time. Not that I’m there yet. But finishing that Plenty Good Enough tote bag has emboldened me to get on with my Psychedelic Leopard projects.


Projects plural I said. For I’m ambitiously trying to squeeze 2 tops and 1 skirt out of 2 yards of the 60″ wide turquoise leopard print fabric. Remember, this is the fabric that if I were to follow instruction obediently wouldn’t even be enough for 1 wrap dress. But tweaking the McCall 6078 view B cowl neck top I made last summer, I discovered I can go way down in size, especially with these stretchy spandex jersey. So I’m hoping that by going down to a size 4-6/XS and then some (from a recommended size 12), then throw in industry standard narrower seam allowances for knit, I just might conjure up a miracle.

But just in case, I’ve already purchased another 3-1/2 yards of this lovely from B&J Fabrics. Just need to hop on a plane to pick it up from my brother’s across the pond. Going by my sewing rate though there’ll be plenty of time to pick it up. (Speaking of stashes, OMG, have you checked out Modern Vintage Cupcakes and Mercury – Handmade Fashion‘s stashes? Big sigh of relief that I’m not alone.)

So here’s Plan A:

Burdastyle Magazine 2012-05-113 skirt

Donna Karan Vogue Pattern 1282 cowl-neck top

Burdastyle Magazine Blumarine 2011-06-139 wrap dress
shortened to be a 3/4 sleeve wrap shirt

Next up:

Tracing out & adjusting the patterns. And pray, pray, PRAY that I won’t need a Plan B.

0 comments on “Fashionably Late Of Course

    • Oh goodie! I got a big cat, a reptile, and a giraffe on their way to you. I’m sure they’ll arrive just in time for your New Year Eve’s party! 😀

  1. I just made the DK Vogue top – I went smaller than usual in it too. Also, it’s pretty long as drafted (and I’m tall to boot), so depending on your height, you could also shorten it a bit.

    • Clio, I love your version! Very glam.

      And thanks for the tip. Going down 4 sizes already shorten the pattern slightly. But I’ll take your advice and shorten it another inch, and maybe do a wearable muslin too to see if it’s still too long. I’m only 5’5″ on a Stand Tall Day 🙂

      • Aw, alright, you girls really know how to twist arms!

        Just need to take a few snaps & screen-grabs first. And please, please, PLEASE don’t make me give anything away yet.

        BTW, how about a badge for your Stash Swapping Party and another for Show Us Your Stash?

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