I love starting the year off with #JungleJanuary at Pretty Grievances! (Above image property of Pretty Grievances.) I usually don’t add jungle prints to my fabric stash, but I am always inspired by Jungle January. This year I have found two fabrics – one being a black & blue Ocelot. It’s called a Harmony Jacquard, 58% cotton, 37% polyester, 5% spandex. It is a thick soft fabric, warm for when the office gets too cool. The fabric might be to soft for the pattern I am using but I love the blue! I decided to pull out my untried Sewaholic Davie dress. I like the size range of Sewaholic patterns and they always fit me well. This pattern has cap sleeves though so if I sew it up as is, I will have to keep a sweater handy to keep my arms warm.
This is a pattern meant for knit fabrics and it was easy to sew up. I did decide that the neckline was too high though and I wanted a little contrast. An easy fix – cut the neckline down an inch or so and add on a contrasting neckline band.
Now for some stiff, uncomfortable shots of me and my new dress… with Simon!
I have another offering for Jungle January but I am seriously running out of time!!! I’ll finish it anyway and post it here. I don’t know how January could possibly have been busier than December, but Hey! That’s Life! (Do you like the Frank Sinatra version or the Michel Buble version?)