I'm covered in little giraffes! When I got this border print ITY from Fabric Mart last year, I thought the giraffes were bigger. But I think they're adorable as they are. It's just taken me a while to find a pattern that would work - the print on the 6" wide border runs vertically, and the main print runs horizontally. Head spin...
New Look 6323 is perfect. It's very similar to the Butterick 5954 tunic that I've made 5 times. But this one has a gathered back option that I just love.
Honestly, I had kind of forgotten I had it. I made it once last year in interlock jersey, and the fit in size 14 was really bad. Much too large. Plus I really disliked the color of the fabric, and it was donated.
This go 'round I used the size 12 - and it's a great fit. I have the pattern in a download file, so I reprinted it and drafted the new size.
From the sleeve - the giraffes really are nice, they have a good attitude. I know the colors look black, white, and coral, but that's really a deep navy. So I'm wearing my indigo jeans and Rocket Dog flip-flops :-)
Now that I've rediscovered this pattern, I've already sewn it again, in solid black rayon jersey. Which I won't show here - black is impossible to photograph.
The back detail is also hard to capture, but it looks great in real life.
I love Jungle January! Ciao - Coco
Lovely, it's very 'you' and the back detail is a nice touch. The whole outfit is fab, you are queen of the jungle.ReplyDelete
I would so have bought those giraffes if I had seen them. What a fun outfit!ReplyDelete
Oh, I really like this tunic on you. Perfect pattern; perfect fabric. Just right.ReplyDelete
Looks great on you & I love how you did the sleeves.ReplyDelete
Your tunic is perfect, I especially like what you did with the sleeves and back.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Love your sleeve detail.ReplyDelete
Sew FUN! Great fit and did I say FUN?! I think I need to put my FUN hat on next time I look for fabric. Love the sleeve/neckline detail.ReplyDelete
What fun! I love what you did with the sleeves; a perfect treatment.ReplyDelete
I love your giraffe fabric! Such a cute top! I just ordered some knit from Fabric.com. It's cute. You should check it out, I think you'd like it!ReplyDelete
Cute giraffes! I think going down a size was a choice. Tunic looks good on you!ReplyDelete
Coco, this is darling! I love the fabric and what fun this must be to wear!ReplyDelete
You are so fun!! I would love to have those giraffes.ReplyDelete
I love your fabric choice and your sleeves! Looks fabulous on you!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, ladies - apology I didn't reply sooner, I got caught up in a round of appointments and collapsed on the sofa. I have more of this cute fabric, it really is different! Like wearing a zoo...ReplyDelete
Love the gathers in the back of this top!ReplyDelete