Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Made By A Fabricista: Take a Walk on the Wild Side With Snakeskin

[This outfit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
How about that snakeskin print huh? I had my eye on this print for a while. I had in mind a wrap maxi dress but the fabric does not flow as I needed it to for the dress, The dress I had in mind would work with a shirting fabric, but not this cotton. This cotton is better suited for a suit....a skirt.... a jacket or maybe a dress that has some body to it. Now because of this (Oops) I still have some wonderful fabric left over and I plan on making a blazer. Grab your fabric HERE!






I went with Butterick on both the top and bottom view D for each piece. I stayed pretty true to the jacket only modifying the sleeves 3/4 with a cuff. For the front two seams of the skirt I added metal zippers which I thought would be fun. I purchased three 30 inch metal teeth separating zippers, two for the skirt and one for the jacket. I did not modify anything to add the zipper I just folded the seams under with a one inch seam allowance and sewed it to the zipper. The left front zipper is how you get into the skirt. I also added pockets to the skirt. Both patterns are beginner friendly but the instructions for the jacket are a tad bit confusing when adding the zipper, so stay focused on that part.










  

I challenge you to use a print that you normally would not consider, 
I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised! 

Until next time Michelle @ That Black Chic

28 comments:

  1. Work it girl!!! Love it!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. I just purchased a leopard print knit, you just gave me inspiratio for the zippers . You are amazing. MORI has a wardrobe to be envied.

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I love leopard and I have a fun rainbow print leopard on my to-do list. Do you have a blog? I would love to see what you do with the zippers.

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  3. Awesome as always.... Your daughter is the best dressed young lady around 😃

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  4. So absolutely, amazingly adorable! The bomber and pencil skirt are PERFECT!!! LOVE it!

    Ruqayyah (ReDpants Designs)

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    1. Thanks R, this was a quick and easy, WOW piece!

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  5. My My My - this is the bizness. I love it especially the zipper detail. Another winner Sis.

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    1. Thanks Venita Simplicity works well with an awesome print.

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the zippers in the skirt.

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    1. Thanks Ann, that was an afterthought believe it or not.

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  7. The bomb dot com!! I love this!

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  8. I love this! Such a cute ensemble

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  9. So chic. Great zipper detail and fabric choice.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I'm so glad I thought to add them, I love them.

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  10. This is a terrific outfit! The zippers go well with the print. Beautiful model also.

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  11. Love this jacket and skirt! Fit looks perfect on your daughter!

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    1. Thanks this was fun foe me to make with that print.

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  12. Giiirrrlll, I've been waiting to see what you did with this print and I stumble upon it over here. Gorgeous, Michelle!

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    1. Thanks Anita! Yeah I was feeling myself with this skirt.

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  13. I would never have thought of that. I'm loving the zippers. Great job!

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