Now, I have to admit sewing and wearing animal print is certainly out of my comfort zone but hey we're talking about Anne's tribute to the wild side. And I can get out of my comfort zone for this lady. My goodness I owe this woman for the countless number of Wearable Wednesdays that she has made me laugh. Thanks Anne! In the process, I made a skirt that I absolutely love. Allelluia! I've been converted.
Stash busting 2014: Va-Va-Vavoom!
Zipper: 8" invisible zipper.
Thread: I used a spool of grey thread I found in my thread stash for the sewing machine and black overlock thread for the overlock machine.
Hook & Eye: I stash busted a large hook and eye.
Basting tape: 16" length of basting tape.
I found this fabric at Marshall Fabrics late last year. It didn't last very long in my stash, I actually picked it up with Jungle January in mind. I just was undecided what I would tame this beast into. It is a cotton fabric with some stretch.
The pattern was a fairly recent etsy find, McCall's 7870. It is from the NY Collection of patterns from the 1990s. Can you believe that the 1990s are considered vintage? I kid you not!
This pattern is a real gem. Oh my goodness, you don't find details like these too often now-a-days! Do you notice that drape found on the skirt front? It is created with a tuck detail (there are two from each side seam) and it is top stitched.
The front waist has a facing and sits higher than the back of the skirt which has a waistband. It makes for a very comfortable fit. The two darts in the back are also topstitched.
My absolute favourite detail in this skirt is the double pleated kick pleat!
|This photo shows the closest match of the actual colour.|
Little issues considering how much I do like this walk on the wild side.