It’s Jungle January!

and I thank you, Pretty Grievances, for hosting this Adventure!

Jungle January

Jungle January

Pretty Grievances invites us all to join Jungle January so we can “add animal to our life”.  I don’t think I have ever worn or even owned any Jungle prints.  I almost thought I wouldn’t be able to bag anything before Jungle January was over!  Animal prints are about as common in my wardrobe as PINK! but Pretty Grievances’ Challenge was very, very tempting.

I hunted through my stash but came up empty-handed and having blown my fabric budget for the next few months already there was no way I was going to go near a fabric shop or on-line site! My sister, J.A.M. – JOANNA’S ARTISTIC MUSE, came to the rescue.  She hunted through her stash and  bagged a winner for me.  Just enough Jungle print for my favourite TNT pattern, Butterick B5988.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

My three easy pieces are cut out.  I add some thread and some bias tape and I am done … and with not much fabric left over neither!!

I had a bit of a scare though, I left my fabric bits and pieces lying around unguarded and the Big Cats moved in for the kill.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

My Jungle January is finished now and I plan on blending in with the Jungle, safe from all feline predators.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This is Sophie, the skittish one.

And on the right is Simon.  Yes, his tongue is sticking out, as it quite often does!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

I have made this pattern many times without problems.  This time i left out all the darts for a more casual top.  I have altered the length too sometimes.

For more Jungle Fun head on over to Pretty Grievances and have a peek at the wildlife!

Happy Sewing!

36 thoughts on “It’s Jungle January!

  1. jvandervlugt says:

    Love it! I’m not much of a jungle print person myself but that fabric is really cool. The colour looks great on you, and even Simon and Sophie like it. They’re getting involved in the jungle action! Prrrrrrr. 🐱🐱

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  2. Great looking top! Makes feel like ROARing 😉 Like your take on the challenge – I have played it quite safe on prints but this has me thinking maybe I ought to be a bit more adventurous 😉

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  3. I always say i’m not into jungle fun but i always like what other people make and your top is no exception! I like that the fabric seems to be a combination of different prints creating a new one combined together! Love the cat on your shoulder! 🙂

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  4. Rose says:

    I never thought I would wear jungle print but you make it look good. I also like the concept of making the top more casual by not putting in the darts. Now “pink” that may be a different story altogether. I’ve met the cats and they are fun.

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  5. I have one article of “jungle” clothing–a scarf. I always feel a little “out there” when I wear it, it’s a fun piece. Your top looks fabulous. I loved Sophie’s pose–arched back, the “I dare you to come here and take this from me” look. Who knew jungle prints could be so much fun!

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  6. Nice! I might try this pattern too – it looks like a nice easy one to tackle. My hubby said – you are not sewing this weekend again are you? I might have to sneak in a quicky while he is golfing!!

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