Hello Beautiful People!

I posted last week that I was approaching my next sewing project with skepticism. I decided to pull out a leopard print double-knit fabric from my stash and make something with it. I really wanted to do a form-fitting, below the knee dress but I was afraid that would be too much print. For someone who has never sewn with prints, I decided to ease into the world on animal print by sewing something small. I decided to make a scoop neck tee and here is what I came up with. Design details below if you are interested in this DIY

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I paired the top with a pencil skirt I wear often. While I like this look and its well-balanced and harmonious, I have to admit that I am turning into a bit of a sewing snob. If I didn’t make it, I don’t have as much fun wearing it. And while pencil skirts are fun, circle skirts are SO much more fun! So for my second look, I paired this top with a Β DIY circle skirt I made earlier this year.





Here is a closeup of the top. For the neckline, I once again used the twin needle. But I am one step closer to buying a coverstitch machine. πŸ™‚ Oh! I just realised there is a giant hexagonal orb on my skirt. Time to clean that lens!IMG_6322


If you are still reading this post, then i present to you, my favorite look with this new top. The beauty of fashion is that a good outfit not only makes you look good, but also makes you feel good. And that brings me to the final look I put together with this top. I LOVE a nice and comfy pair of jeans. Denim is like the chocolate cake of the fabric world. It makes you feel good every single time πŸ™‚ Here is my favourite look:

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And can I just tell you that I am in LOVE with these obnoxiously oversized sunglasses? πŸ™‚


And finally folks, Its FRIDAY Wahooooooooooooooo!.Life is short, Fridays are even shorter, so be silly, eat a lot of ice cream and have a wonderful, relaxing and fashionable weekend πŸ™‚ I’ll see you in the next blog post πŸ™‚ Design details below for those who want to DIY the top or skirt!


PATTERN:Β I used a self drafted pattern forΒ tee and the skirt. You can use M6886 (easy) View B and chop if off at the waist. You can find the pattern HERE The circle skirt I self drafted and you can learn how to draft it HERE

FABRIC: I used a double-knit polyester from my fabric stash. You can use any knit fabric really.

SEWING: This tee is very easy to sew! I did a tutorial on how to sew this top HERE. It is an easy project and great for beginners. If you have any questions, let me know!

I hope that this inspired you to create something! Until next time, Happy Sewing and Happy Friday



6 Comments on Leopard print (Rawrrrr) and DIY Circle Skirt

  1. Hola:
    I really like this post and learned a great deal about the drafting pattern component. Your tutorial was sew easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

    You look great in that leopard top. You should use more often animal prints they complement you. By, the way I really like that neckline it makes the top sew feminine. I really prefer the circle skirt with that top too.

    Could you do a tutorial on how to do hem, sleeves, neckline with twin needle. I surely could use the help. ;- )

    By, the way the sunglasses are big, but you wear them well. I can’t get away with that size my face is to rounded. πŸ™ lucky you. πŸ™‚ LOL


  2. Love your pieces! You did get some things accomplished this week, yaay! Believe it or not, I finished 1 (yes one) UFO…hee-hee! But, I’m glad to have accomplished something outside of everything I had to do this week. Now, I’ve off to work on my jeans for the Pattern Review contest. See ya on the flip side of sewing…Happy Sewing!

  3. I actually have that pattern already (McCall’s M6886)!!! I’m so excited. Now I just need to purchase some more knit fabric.

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