Well, Happy New Years Eve from little me and all of us at Mutual of Omaha!
I’m feeling most frisky today- new year approaching, new possibilities, new yada yada….
it’s time for Jungle January 5 and a renewed sense of sewing wonder- cuz I wonder how many peeps will join me and what wonders we shall see!
I haven’t blogged any makes in a while- I’ve made lots of staples and repeats, but nothing that could bring any new inspiration or tell a new tale- so I’ve kept happily wearing, but not sharing!
Today I have a little variation on Butterick 6241- check out that wonky-woo hem on the green version!
a pattern I like to think of as faux Tilton- it’s sort of Lagenlook with lots of seams….it’s been in the possible pile for months- but I don’t like the front zipper- those unzipped knit collars take me back to 80’s track suits and that’s not good for me. I never got the exposed zipper as decoration thing either. So I just skipped that part and went mock turtle on it.
I’m loving this- slightly fitted, but cozy, boxy- no stomachs sucking in- totally my thing. These pictures were going to be outside- in my semi-urban jungle, but it started sleeting! Seriously. How thoughtless. This print is so ferocious- it defied the camera to show us both in focus- it was me or purple kitty- not both!!!
One thought- the gigantic pocket wings are lovely little details- but the backside will show and my backside is very white! Well, I guess that would be assumed, wouldn’t it! So I tacked them together so they are still fancy usable, but not so backside viewing. Cuz I’m pure class as you know.
Also, why a center back seam? It’s minimally shaped- so what’s the point? It didn’t save very much fabric doing it on the fold- call me decadent- I waste fabric!
Now after I twirl a bit, let’s talk Jungle January 5!!!!!
If you are game, so am I!
Link your makes to this post and #junglejanuary5 on twitter!
This year I’d like to see some previous makes and how you have enjoyed the Jungle all year-long! Throw some selfies on twitter with
#wearthatgrrr let’s strut like predators all month, no- year long!
Every ferocious Friday we’ll have our catwalk roundup!!
One reminder- let’s love the animals and appreciate their skins on them- we’re celebrating the beauty of the print and all its purring power!!!!
photo credits: little me!