How long after you make a garment do you actually wear it? What dictates how soon you wear a garment after you me it? For me, it's like shopping. Sometimes no sooner than it comes off the machine that it's on my back. Other times it has to hang in the closet, or on the back of my sewing chair for a particular occasion. Let me know.
In case you didn't know, I love animal prints. A couple of week ago a picked up a lightweight sweater knit in JoAnns and immediately knew what I would do with it. I started with Vogue 1179.
I shortened it, made it more of an A-line and added the sleeves from Butterick 5554.
This is what I came up with.
I've paired with store bought black jeggings and over-the-knee boots. Of course you can't see the detail because of the fabric but the fabric is the star afte rall. The husband says it looks like a maternity top but who died and left him "chief of the freakin' fashion police?" It came out just as I intended. I love the super long sleeves and added an opening to insert my thumbs to kick it's style up another notch. Can you say SUPER COMFY. Love it, love it, love it.