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.

 

Wearable Wednesday Naeem Khan


Now Enid, don’t make any sudden moves- I have a gun in your prominent ribs and I will use it.

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You’ll never get away with it Pia- I have just activated the tracking device in my chin implant- the resistance will know our location in 4 minutes!

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Foolish girl! The helicopters are already outside- not even Michael Kors and his agents can save you now!

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Now who’s foolish Pia? My waist trainer doubles as handcuffs! This should hold you until the stylists return with my diet coke and the authorities!

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You’ll get nothing from me! I’ll never tell you where the secret atelier of the Master is!

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Hmmm…….what if I force feed you carbs and make you wear off the rack?

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You wouldn’t dare! My union would have you killed!

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Oh, but I would! Bwahahahaha!!!!

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

Wearable Wednesday J W Anderson


Someone call the paramedics- I think he shoulders  have come out of their joints while trying to escape this ghastly sweater?!

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Oh no! I left the iron on the bodice! I know! I’ll stitch a whimsical cloud over the charred area! Phew! No one will ever notice!

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The ushers suspected that Irma was sneaking food into the theatre, but they had no idea how…..

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Thigh gap at its strangest.

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Maybe it’s better without the jacket…..no. It’s not.

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No, don’t explain- let’s just pretend I never saw this. Oh- and give me back my pomeranian.

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No. This jacket cannot save the rest of the collection, but it is a nice try.

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Now one more thing my little chickadees! Please let me know by the end of the week if you wish to be a Jungle January Swapper! I hope to give out partners when I return from Sandringham.

 

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

Wearable Wednesday Pamella Roland


My holidays are tres busy- as you would assume of an aging debutante and party flower like me! So I share with you what I will be wearing to various local events- to charm the locals. First up- a pop out to the local farmers market for goat cheese and persimmon whips.

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it’s brisk on the porch- I’ll throw on a wrap to go plug in the giant inflatable Santa and his 8 tiny rein-dachsies.

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Off to the post office to ship gifties to the Ohio branch, then I shall do my stint on HWY 81 cleaning up garbage and such. Civic pride never takes a holiday, you know!

p3   What? Out of nog and bagel bites? I’ll just pop over to the quiky mart.

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Time to go see the nephews school pageant- oh, sweetie, did Auntie scratch you? I’m sorry- I can’t resist a bear hug!

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This year I’m brightening lives at the soup kitchen- best to be casual- something wash and wear perhaps.

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Work party at the local Chinese buffet- it’s crab leg night and secret santa!

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

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It is time………..


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The Calendar says December and sure you think that means it’s time for some generic holiday season, right? No. You know it’s more than that! You feel it in the air tonight, like Phil Collins feels tiny little royalties checks!

Yes! It’s time for the 4th- yes, 4th!!! Jungle January Sewing Event and Swap!!!

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Four years ago we set out on a noble quest- to bring the joy of animal print clothing and accessories to our wardrobes and the world. Some of us were scared- some of us were cheetah veterans and all of us had a lot of fun sharing our work and our sewing community!

Have you sewn along? It’s super easy- just sew something in a fab animal print- post in to your blog and link back here! I’ll have a weekly recap and jungle parade and post your work here and on the Jungle January 2016 Pinterest page- a great place for oohing, ahhing and inspiration!

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Some of you know I have more ideas than skill- so feel free to snag these Tarzan images right off the Pinterest page and add to your blog so you can be one of the cool kids!

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Did I mention a SWAP???? Yes, I did! Last year we had lots of fun swapping animal prints across the sea and the wide Serengeti- want to play?? Post a ‘pick me, pick me’ in the comments with your email address and a brief essay about your feelings on posting internationally. Bruder and I will pair you up 2 by 2 (see what I did there? ) and you can get your SWAP on!!!!

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Oh, one more thing that Bruderlein wanted me to remind you- love the animals- be inspired by them and their beauty, but……

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Not ready to commit yet? Here’s some inspirations from Pinterest:

Givenchy Resort 2016-

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Burberry

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