Friday, 14 September 2012

JUNGLE ANIMAL ORIGAMI


This week’s sewing project was an easy cheat. A box pleat skirt with an animal print fabric, now known as: Jungle animal origami.


What was one an old 80’s girl, with shoulder pads and long sleeves, became a skirt. I have had her in my dress up suitcase for years, I have always loved the fabric, but the cut of the dress never appealed to me.


Originally I was going to remove the lining, the shoulder pads and the sleeves to have a sleeveless summer dress, but it just didn’t sit right. Plus, I would have had to re-do the neckline to allow for breast-feeding.



After all the careful unpicking, I ended up just chopping off the top half of the dress and turning over the fabric for a slight ruffle and elastic waist. Not much sewing involved, but happy with a new skirt that cost me nothing.




8 comments:

  1. Jungle Animal Fusion! Awesome.

    And excuse me missy, but where is your waist? Tis tiny! xx

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    1. Lost my butt and waist after I had Jarvis... thinking I now need a butt bra.

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    1. The pattern is what made me rescue the dress.

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  3. Wow, you made that dress look so classy and new! i love it.

    lifeatruestory4.blogspot.com

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  4. It looks unreal! I'm loving following this sewing series of yours. Kellie xx

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    1. LOL, now the pressure is on to keep up with the sewing of one item a week!

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