I bought this pink animal-print fabric on sale (and used my store voucher so it was essentially free), because it has a good weight and feel to it. Only when I got home did I realise, the print is not really me! I have never worn leopard print garments, let alone a pink one. But, I think sewing makes you try new things – patterns, shapes and prints – so I made a top out of the fabric and hope it looks alright on me.
Pattern:Sewaholic #1001 “Pendrell” blouse, View B
Size made: Size 0-16 included, I made size 0 (probably should have gone up a size).
Pattern pieces:8 for view B.
Fabric used: 100% polyester stretch crepe, 145cm width, 1m length, made in China, bought fromLincraft.
New Techniques used:Sandwiching ruffles into seams.
Modifications:Reduced bottom hem by 5cm.
Because it was quite fitted, I can only wear it tucked into a high waisted skirt (this one here is RTW).
That was a fun experiment, still don’t know how I feel about the print, but I do like the shape of it. If I make it again, I’ll definitely cut the bias strips on true bias, and I probably would go up a size too.