Sunday, June 24, 2012

Leopard Spotted

I've always liked a good leopard print, whether or not it happens to be trendy.  Note I said a good leopard print.  People often consider animal prints tacky, and they certainly can go very wrong, but I think they can also look very elegant and sophisticated.  This particular print also reminds me a little of the amazing fabric Christian Siriano used for one of his collections which was reproduced from a photo of a Mediterranean coastline.

I picked this fabric up at Gaffney's last summer.  It's a good bottomweight with a slight stretch.  I knew I wanted to make a straighter skirt, but I didn't want to take any chances with an untested pattern, so I used McCall's 3830 which I used a few times before

Of the versions I sewed previously, I prefer the one to which I added a waistband, so this skirt also got one.  I feel like that adds an extra bit of adjustability to a skirt which you don't get when you finish off the waist with a facing. 

And since I like to show off the inside as well, here is a shot of the hem and seams.  I love having a huge stockpile of thrifted seam bindings and Flexi-Lace so I can add in those little extra touches!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Nice job ;O)


Samina said...

Lovely fabric & it looks fantastic in that skirt pattern!

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I so envy your great figure!!