[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