So last year at MaryJo’s I fell in love with some ridiculous fabric. It’s a Minky paisley print. I believe that the designers intentions were probably closer to this-
Ooh, look! Giraffe! Sorry, I got distracted. Where were we?
The designer might have actually had a bad dream about their textile being used to drape my dainty loins in an odd retro sheath mashup, but hey, that’s how I play, right? Scarilly and unadvisedly! So who was my victim? Burda 7031!
A subtle, basic shape with nifty curved darts that were a pleasant challenge for me. This is the first time I’ve done a dart that wasn’t straight, these curve- more so on one side that the other, so there was much slow going and easing along. They also just had to be cut open to lay flat on the hips. I’ve only cut open darts a few times- always makes me nervous! Here they are accented subtly for you-
Once more a dress that didn’t really need a zipper- the back seam is really unnecessary. Other than that, I made no changes- I just wanted to show off my extremely cuddly fabric! Do you feel teased enough? Shall I reveal my foolishness? Ok- but I did warn you.
I have a slight concern about being mistaken for a beanie baby from the back, but hey, it happens, right?
I seriously think you more people should check out this pattern, it’s a classic shape and easy to wear- you can hack up your own bears to make one, or perhaps try a sensible fabric. Bruderlein likes this one and the husband titles the picture file ‘fleece beast’ – do you think thats bad or good?
I’ll give him a pass on this one- he was really struggling to not make me clash with my decor! Ever notice that these photo shoots always end up being about Bruderlein? I think he resents not being the fleeciest one in the room today……
photo credits: meadhawg, pattern review, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.