I managed to get my FIRST Jungle January – #junglejanuary5 – finished prior to the deadline, but my second animal print just wanted to fight with me. It is a lovely fabric – a cream, black and brown 100% Rayon Challis. Just beautiful to the touch. But as I was discussing it with Curls n Skirls I realized that it would be a perfect weight for a top, but perhaps not a perfect weight for a dress. It might need a lining. But then if I was planning to wear it in the warmer months – would I want lining?
So I changed the plan … instead of making a dress, Vogue 9202, I would make a top, McCalls M6896. I’ve made the McCalls pattern before – it was my FIRST Jungle January – with good results. Of course the Vogue bodice pattern pieces were too short. They only reached to the pink line I drew on the McCalls bodice pattern pieces. So I would have to add an extension onto every Vogue bodice pattern piece.
Like so … extensions cut and labelled for each Vogue bodice piece.
I would have no problem sewing them all together. I decided I would like a line of black piping between the Vogue pieces and McCalls extensions. If interested, here is how I joined the ends of my piping!
So how did my “save” work out? I think I successfully turned Vogue 9202 into McCalls M6896!
I considered this to be my Fail February – #failfebruary – organized by Sew RED-y, until I turned it into this McCalls top. Then I realized that almost every fail I have is either something I have reworked to avoid tossing the works, or something that was okay for someone else, but not my style, so it was given to charity.
Poor Sophie got dragged into my photo shoot! She’s the more skittish of my two cats.
Then my lovely daughter decided to show Poor Sophie what SNOW looks like. We probably get snow once a year here, the rest of the winter it’s rainfall suitable for a rainforest. So it was quite a surprise for all of us to wake up to THIS! Believe me Poor Sophie DID NOT like being outside. She was grabbing my daughter’s coat like her life was on the line and meowing that squeaky meow of her’s over and over. We let her in instantly – although after witnessing Simon’s reaction to snow, Sophie’s predicament was quite funny! I didn’t know she would put up such a fuss – when we let Simon out into it all he did was EAT the snow !
Hopefully, this will be the last of the snow and we all, Poor Sophie included, can get back to our regular lives.
So what was the last pattern you had to hack together?