Monday, November 8, 2010

Animal In The House Again

In my last post I showed this very nice piece of animal print fabric I found at JoAnn Fabrics.

It was love at first sight!  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a fellow PR member reviewed a top using the very same material...and I knew someone else fell in love too!  (Sorry, I can't remember who it was so I can't find it again to show you!) 

I decided to make a skirt I saw on a magazine cover that inspired me.  Although this one appeared to be made of chiffon,  I wanted to make something similar using this beautiful knit.  It wasn't the chiffon on this skirt I was attracted to nor the flounce at the bottom, it was the ruffle down the front of one side that caught my eye. 

 So I decided to create a skirt using pieces from multiple patterns.  Seemed simple enough...and it was!

See what you can do with a little imagination and a lot of luck!!! :) Took me about three hours to make!  I really love the finished project!  The chocolate brown sweater was made using the DKNY Dress Vogue pattern 1179.  It makes a great top too!  

 I didn't make the top to go with this skirt, they were just completed one after the other and matched nicely! 

Now I must fulfill a promise from my last post. Some of you wanted me to post a photo of myself in the Vogue pattern 1179,  my turquoise polka dot dress (same pattern as top above) I think this dress is so stylish, comfortable and forgiving! Here's the photo...

I have so much to work on, so it's back to the sewing room for me.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Sewing!


  1. Very cute skirt and top, I have that same piece of fabric had to have it! So I know what you mean.(LOL)

  2. The skirt and the dress are beautiful!

  3. Cute! I never would have thought to make it into a top! LOL

  4. Love the skirt. It is really flattering on you. I am partial to animal prints myself.

  5. You look "purrrrrrfectly" wonderful in your skirt and top! And I think there's a lot more involved than just luck....

    Love those polka dots too!

  6. You did an awesome job on the skirt... love it.

  7. What a spectacular use of your animal print. I love the skirt and the knit top keeps it all very chic looking. I love this outfit!

  8. Fabulous skirt! You're so right, it's the ruffle that makes it so feminine and flattering.


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