Wearable Wednesday Louis Vuitton


I know why the model is sad.

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This wouldn’t even be a nice purse.

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This would look so pretty on a girl!

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Hey, don’t get mad at me- I didn’t dress you!

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Can no one save us from leather booty shorts that hang like diapers?

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Is this made of auto filters? Are those poison dart gloves?

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Car mats! I get it now! It’s an auto theme! They’ve all been in an accident!

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photo credits: Vogue.com. All images remain the property of their original owners.

It’s pretty cool for zebras, too.


Good day from the Jungle Observatory! I’ve got the telescope trained on some lovelies this morning! Check out Cuttlefish in her corner- working the two’fer! This is her 3rd stop at the watering hole this year- she is a real trooper!

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Sharon is probably skinny dipping with the monkeys again- I found this dress by the waterfall-

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I want Hammer pants. That is all, Leila. Please admire the new Jungle Cruise captain uniform:

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Oh look- there’s Katie! Snow Leopard- brrrr

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Ok, I have found a new species- tentatively called- Sal‘us-Awesomus- curious? Well, this is all you are getting- go see it live- err, well- in blog liveness.

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Jean Margaret brought her own foliage- thank you ma’am! Looking good, by the way!

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Now here is a sewist who’s range I have admired for quite a while- Sixtiesgirl!

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Valgal is quite the predator in Mccalls 6886- a must have pattern for me now that I’ve seen hers!

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Sosat is definitely a lover of feline couture- 2 pattern reviews to envy!

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Had I known we’d get snow this week at Grievances Hall, I’d have tried to steal Donna‘s Vogue loveliness!

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One last group- Sewforfun had a real Jungle January event- go see!

photo credits: pattern review, Katie, Sharon, Cuttlefish, Pattern Review, Leila, Jean Margaret, sewingforfun. All images remain the property of the original owners.

 

 

Wearable Wednesday Giamba


Sometimes even cheetah tights can’t refresh a look.

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I think her eyebrows and her skirt are both yak….

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Ok, send me the fabrics for research purposes of course- well, hold the yak, m’kay?

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Contestants- you have 5 minutes to make a junior prom frock from flocked tissue and  3 bicycle tubes- you only have a grommiter to help you- GO!!!

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Does anybody else miss Squeeze? I loved that band….

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I also miss Big Country. Where is all this coming from? Hmm….

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After Andy’s accident, Raggedy Anne got really dark.

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Involuntary squeal….I’m sorry- I can’t help it!

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Does Miley Cyrus know this exists and that it could be unzipped?

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photo credits: Vogue.com. All images remain the property of their original owners.

Growl, hiss, clap!


While the crew checks the tires and adjusts their pashminas- grab the clipboards under your seat and fill out the usual waivers and take this quiz! Big thank you to Cari!

Buckle up, get your binoculars ready, we are headed deep into style country this morning!

Margaret didn’t realize that the Jungle January goddess (me) demands a toll for passage- I WANT THAT TOP!!!!

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Whats that I hear? A distress call from across the plains- Lynn is in an animal print quandry-  come on ye Jungle Scouts- lets help her !

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I’m thinking the Pretty Grievances staff has a new uniform- Melissa, you inspire me.

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Check out this dress- it is quite pettable- Thanks for playing, Mamie!

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Not ready for full body commitment? Ok, I get it- head over to see Sharon’s gorgeous accessories!

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Maybe a little discreet animal is better for you? Inge

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Fadanista– it totally counts! I love an animal inspiration print!

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Ready but not shopped up? Here’s a Mood sampling:

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Hey! Hey there Myra– don’t run off- you look fabulous!

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photo credits: Sew,Jean Margaret, Lynn, Mamie JR, Sharon, Katie , Inge, Melissa, Fadinista.Mood. All images remain the property of their original owners.

Wearable Wednesday Kenzo


I know you girls want to help, but I think I’ll ask someone else to basket carry me to my lunch…..

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ok, 2 words….movie? No, no, don’t tell me- Snakes on a Plane? huh…..Driving Miss Daisey? No….crap- give me another hint. Oh! Oh! It’s Face Off!!!!!

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No Mr Bond- we expect you to DIE!

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Seriously, damn it- you have no respect for my freshly waxed floor?!

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I’m serious- I will totally drop these Hummells if you don’t get me something else to wear….NOW!!!

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One of these models is holding a human head- can you guess which one before the police do? Tick tock….

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Come at me bro! I’ll cut a fool!

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Poor Louise- she was always getting her rings magnetically stuck to the plate in Irma’s head.

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Wanda was truly excited about attending her first Tupperware party- almost too excited.

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photo credits: Vogue.com. All images remain the property of their original owners.

Jungle January roars along!


When I go to Florida annually, I always hope I’ll see lovely exotic beasties- rare ones- like the divine speckled Coco!

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Todays post features sewists who have been on our Jungle Safari  every year- Cari brings us our 2nd feline of the day- Jacaranda Jungle Style!

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Katie– you are fierce today! Where is Myra’s matching outfit?

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Leila– sniff, sniff- when I think of how far you have come in your animal print odyssey….no- I won’t show the picture- but an intrepid reader could possibly find it themselves in the 1st year coverage! Wonderful Shoe post, by the way!

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Over at the Fabricmart blog- Kathy is aboput to set a new land speed record in a very motivating animal print!

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Dawn– your Ottobre is sparkly and growly- fab! Welcome to the menagerie.

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Ruth– you are like Jane for me- dropped in the jungle and already running the show!

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Now a little something from me- Vogue 9092.The envelope pic doesn’t show my view- so no pic for you! You are forced to just let mine speak for Vogue! Scary!  Trying the natural light photos again- very flattering to Helmutt, right? vogue1

It’s not in animal print but I keep seeing a Parrot wear it- does that count? I’ve been gawking at this pattern for weeks now- finally fabricmart brought me just the thing- a sort of homespun lineny stripey thing. I’m still being cautious in my buying- trying to find neutrals and subtles to work with orphan pieces I own. So of course I immediately make a stand alone piece. But I have enough left for a top to match a pair of pants I’m trying. Yup, I’m trying pants again. Godspeed, little sewing machine- the cursing will start soon! Now today it’s dress in focus or Anne in focus- I chose dress- you may thank me!

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It felt very conservative- it reminds me of my favorite Burda tunic go-to dresses I love so much. I decided to make the center front skirt panel horizontal for a little fun effect. Super fun, right? I skipped the back zip again- pyramid shaped body- I can slither into just about anything without a zip!

Hmm….I feel like I’m cheating posting this in a Jungle January post. Well, perhaps, I should throw on the matching wrap.

Look at my fabulous Anne quilt- look, I doesn’t care what the pattern may be called by others, it’s the Anne quilt, thankyouverymuch! The quilting Cleasbys made it for me- here’s a secret peak into their studio:

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I was so touched- my grinchy heart expanded 3 sizes- not enough to let the pups put even a toe on it, but still- I’m a work in progress. vogue3

Now remember- if you see some gorgeous animals on the net- give me a shout!

photo credits: pattern review, Cocoas loft, Katiekaddidlehopper, Cari Homemaker, Leila, Sew Ruth, Dawn, little me. All images remain the property of their original owners.

The Great Jungle January SWAP post!


Is everybody ready?
A one, a two………

Lion singing with a piano player
Ee-e-e-oh-cheetah print oh-weh
Ee-e-e-oh-zebra spots oh-weh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
In the jungle, the stylish jungle
The sewists swap tonight
In the jungle, the fashionable jungle
The sewists swap tonight

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Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Near the village, the fancy village
The sewists mail their swaps!
Near the village, the prancy village
the sewists mail their swaps!
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh

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Hush my darling, don’t fear my darling
The postman brought you treats!
Hush my darling, don’t fear my darling
The postman brought you treats!
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh
Ee-e-e-oh-tiger stripes a-weh
Ee-e-e-oh-python print a-weh

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And now, without further delay- we present the 2016 Jungle January Swappers!!!!

Leila, threedresses.org    +   Sarah

Sewing for fun davik@lyse.net  + Kelsey Rogers

aem, physicsgirl.blogspot.com + Idaaidasewing.wordpress.com

Ali,   Thimberlina.wordpress.com  + K.barnhill@q.com

riange.blogspot.com Angela  + Demented Fairy

carihomemaker.wordpress.com  + SplintersnStitches.wordpress.com

Now, if anyone has been left out, I humbly apologize- I’m really more stylish than functional, as you probably figured out already! Of course, it might be my calculated way of joining the swap myself……
Now, by the power vested in me, by the Royal Order of Jungle January- wait- Bruno, what are you doing?

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Oh, I’m sorry- I forgot to tell you we went in another direction with the singing. Want to stick around just for looks? Great, thanks, sorry for the confusion.
Now, ahem, arise, go forth, contact your partners and rummage thru your stash jungle. You have until the end of January to show us your glorious swaps! Formalities- hmmmm……I’m lousy at currency conversion, so I’ll just say, ‘Swap unto others as you would have them swap unto you’.
There. Bruno? Want to go get nachos or something? Cool. You drive.

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photo credits: Pinterest. All images remain the property of their original owners.