Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jungle January's Giorgio's Top

I decided to partake in Prttynpnk's Jungle January  over at Pretty Greivances and here is my contribution! It is another version of Silhouette Patterns Giorgio's Top. I made this version before out of a slinky knit and while it turned out looking fabulous, it did not have quite the flare I was expecting from the pattern envelope. So this time I tried it in a lighter weight fabric...only problem is it has sort of a plasticky type feel on the top--not like vinyl but something weird...so I don't think this is the right type either. I bought some tissue weight rayon knit for the next version...no mistaking that fabrics lightweight-ness!

This version turned out fine, it looks good and there were no construction problems, it just is not as peplumy as the pattern cover either...same problem as last time. In any case, I wear my other version tons so I have no reason to think this version won't get just as much wear. And how fun is the animal print?



I got a couple yards of this red semi plasticky type polyester knit in a bin at Michael Levine's loft...and I think after this garment, it should probably be relegated to muslin or t-shirt type pattern status...because of the weird plasticky overlay...it definitely affects the drape. I still love the fabric...which is weird because I am NOT a fan of red...but combination of knit and fun leopardy jungle print and I am all over it!


Oh and because of the last version being a tiny bit big, I took larger seams on this one. Of course I did not think ahead of time about how compounding that over the million seams this thing has (princess seams) would make it significantly smaller....so this version is a little small...it is only really noticeable on the arms because the flare at the bottom makes this garment very forgiving.


side view--look a little bit of peplumyness!


back view

You can check out the pattern review here.

In other news, I jumped on the sewing dares that are going around started by Crafting a Rainbow. Leila of the Three Dresses Project dared me to sew some trousers! (and we also had some awesome Buffy discussions in the comments as well...)And would I back down from a dare?? No way! So I'm in. I'm sewing trousers...at some point. There is no time requirement.

Anyone else want to be dared???? Leave a message below and I will scope out your blog or your pattern review/Burdastyle and come up with a dare for you....just as Leila did for me!

Don't forget to follow along either by email, friend connect, rss, or blog lovin'....I've got some big news in store...you don't want to miss it!

19 comments:

  1. If may feel weird to you, but it looks awesome to me!

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    1. Awww...thanks!! And thanks for providing a new blog for me to follow...I just signed up for yours!

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  2. Fab looking top! The fit looks fine and the fabric, feline divine.

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    1. and I always love a good rhyme!! haha yes...i know I'm lame...

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    2. She's def not lame. She's a rhymer, schemer, super seamer!

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  3. Love. IT! I was thinking of doing Jungle January but I'm so afraid of jungle prints. I hope she does it again. I think I'm going to have to buy one of the silhouette patterns. One of them looks almost identical to the officer jackets from the newer Battlestar Galactica. :D

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  4. I love the red jungle print. Very unexpected. Wait a minute....you would never do anything expected!!!! Love it :-)

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    1. It is pretty fun fabric.....I can't wait to make something else out of it!

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  5. What a great fabric for this challenge! The top looks super...no rhyming happening from me...J

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    1. Sometimes you can find great prints at the Loft....I was lucky!!

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  6. This is awesome-I love the swirly thing happening with the print at the back-just found you today and I've been going through your archives-your dog is an absolute darling XD

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    1. Thank you!! I am so honored! I have followed your blog for awhile...I love your style! And I cannot resist a good doggie compliment :)

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  7. I love that top! It's super cute even if it's not especially peplum-y. I might be willing to take on a sewing dare. Whatcha got? g

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    1. How about making your cherry print and solid red Vogue 8728?? Or sewing a garment solely on your yard sale Singer?? What do you think of either of those?? I dare ya!

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    2. I can totally do the Cherry Red Vogue 8728 - now to gather supplies. I won't sew on the yard sale singer simply because it needs work that hasn't been done yet. It has an ancient cloth cord that has electrical tape in several different spots. g

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    3. I totally ordered 2 different cherry prints and 2 solid reds. Now to actually sew it - that's the dare part, right??

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    4. That is fantastic!! You are already well on your way...you will have it finished in no time! I am impressed!

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