Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Summer in January, Jungle January That Is

UPDATE: OMG! How rude of me. I forgot to include a link to Anne, lovely and witty hostess of Jungle January. Sorry, call it a senior moment.

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Whew! I made it. I was getting a little worried that I wouldn't get this simple blouse finished and photographed by the end of January.

The fabric is from eQuilter. (sold out, apparently) This print is a perfect copy of the pelt of the famed, elusive peacock leopard of the jungles of the planet Kepler-442b. Go ahead and laugh. You'll feel silly for doubting me when NASA finally gets around to sending a probe and it sends back pictures of the beast. [ahem] Anyway...

Seriously, even though it was listed as a leopard print, to me it looks more like butterfly wings. Either way - fantasy cat or exotic butterfly - it belongs in the jungle.

(You can click the pictures to make them bigger. I'm still getting used to the new Blogger and I didn't know "medium" was so small.)

This is a "frankenpattern". Mostly it's New Look 6078 because I love the fit but I used New Look 6598 as a guide for changing the neckline and the front facing. The fit in the armhole and shoulder area is not quite right. This is the first time I've made this as a sleeveless top. Overall though, I love it and I'm going to wear it a lot when the weather warms up for more than just a couple of days.

I took this picture (tripod and self-timer) about an hour ago. It was nearly 70 degrees and it's getting warmer. This is typical January weather here in Oklahoma. Two days from now we're expecting freezing temps and snow which is also typical January weather in Oklahoma.


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    1. Thank you. I must confess, I have a serious quilting cotton habit.

  2. Ohhhh! Oklahoma sounds like fun! I love checking out the fabrics and patterns on the blogs. Your's are lovely!

    1. Thank you. There's just too much inspiration on the Internet, isn't there?

  3. That fabric is stunning. I have fabric envy. Great top you have made out of it.