Monday, November 29, 2010

Sewing FO: You can't go wrong with animal prints

Actually, I think this is more like a quasi animal print, but it's a fun dress anyway. The pattern is Vogue V8552, which I made earlier this year in linen. This fabric is a strange polyester/lycra moleskin, which is sort of slick on the wrong side. It does not hold a pressing at all, which makes it annoying to sew with, but it's actually pretty comfortable to wear. I got it on sale at JoAnn for a very low price. This time around, I eliminated the pockets and sewed the tucks as pleats on the inside. For winter, it's a bit chilly to wear by itself, but it looks good under a black cardi or shrug.


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Love the print ~ and that style suits you so well! I can only imagine how difficult a slipper material would be to sew with. Well done ~ enjoy :)

Anonymous said...

You know what suits you so well!

betty said...

I think that's about the only advantage of growing older (and wiser) -- you finally know what you can and cannot wear!