Since the dolls have stopped holding me hostage, I got to return to my work in the faux jungle. Mccalls 6395 hasn’t been reviewed very much and I thought it was really ginchy, so here we are:
I know it was supposed to be a moderate stretch knit pattern, but when have instructions ever been something essential? Really- what do we get from following instructions when glorious cheetah ultrasuede is calling you? It isn’t so closely fitted, so it really did work. The pattern also calls for exposed zippers, but for some reason, the husband just hates those. He makes watching Fashion Police very annoying with his complaints. So I bent to his whims (his only other vehement dislike is yoga pants as every day wear, so I can bend now and then) and did discreet little zips at the wrist and back. Designer details ahead:
I also didn’t line the sleeves- it was getting a little bulky and bending my arms is something I figured I’d do periodically while wearing it.
One of these days my 3 followers will open this up and see a non-animal print and I will be responsible for their heart attack demises and I will feel very bad about that, as I should, so don’t worry- I will issue a ‘Non-animal print spoiler alert’ early on. See, I’m responsible. Mom, can I get another dachshund now?
I’m thinking that my penchant for the faux animal should lead me to doing a huge group sew….I could have a little icon with Cruella deVille on it and we could call it Jungle January or Maneating March or Darwinian December.…..what do you think?
Who wants their blog to sport a ‘Sabor-toothed Sartorialist- I’m sewing along’ button?