Ok, when I saw this Zebra pencil skirt from a fellow blogger HLT (b4 the door), my eyes lit up like Christmas! Animal prints WOW I'm in love! I never knew this side of me, but I LIKE IT (and so does my hubby!). So I was on the hunt for Zebra fabric and was so happy when I found it! But not just the beautiful black and white, no I went for the HOT Coral color (a dark pink!)
Once I get it home, I look at it again and think, "I have the exact idea in mind for this fabric!" I decided to make a cute party dress for my birthday which was last week Thursday, July 8. So I pulled an OOP ("out of print" for those who don't know) from my pattern stash. I chose Simplicity 3800 View C, the dress.
I made a couple of tops from this pattern and I really liked them, but never made the dress. I am so happy I selected this because it turned out great! Although, I did have just one fleeting moment of sanity where I asked myself, "have you lost your mind!" My original thoughts returned when I texted a picture of the dress to my good friend Laure who returned this message, "WOW, it's gorgeous and only you could get away with wearing a dress like that!" Once again she made my day, because this friend always says what's on her mind whether you like it or not! (and this is one of the things I love about her too!)