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Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020

Manuela

Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« on: December 29, 2019, 03:33:04 AM »
Welcome to the Jungle January contest. This contest focusses on the use of animal print - that can be a zebra or leopard print, fabric with butterflies, bees, etc printed on it. it is open to all categories, garments, accessories, home decoration - anything goes.

Here a few rules:
- Sewing starts on January 1st and ends on January 31st
- You can start with preparing, fitting and cutting now
- You can post here about your ideas and progress, but please put a clear submission post up in this thread latest by February 7th
- Please use the template below for your submission post


(your name)'s Entry (indicate the number if you have more than one entry  ;))

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Pictures (ideally included in the text, but I can do that for you if needed)


Happy Sewing


BajaSusana

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 22:48:52 PM »
I have the fabric for a dress and the pattern work is done. I shall cut on January 2!
My job on January 1 is to put away Christmas and then organize my fabric cupboard.
I have more of the black and white animal print velvet for a dress and some wonderful flamingo print cotton for  a blouse or pajamas! Still mulling that one!

indigotiger

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 02:36:08 AM »
while my fabric is not very "jungle-y" it is an animal print... light blue cotton with horses in various shades from dark brown to creamy white. I plan to make a blouse, using LaFred's Athena Blouse pattern. I will need to alter the pattern to fit me better, as the last time I made it was over fifteen years and umpteen pounds ago .
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BajaSusana

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 20:14:10 PM »
That basic blouse with few design lines will work wonderfully with your print!

Celia

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 11:20:20 AM »
I love animal print and have made a few, the last was a leopard print on pink pointe Roma, which I made into a tunic top.  I will look in my stash to see if I have anything suitable.

Helen M

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 12:48:04 PM »
I have a couple of suitable pieces, may have a look at the pattern for one of them this afternoon.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 35 metres
So far: 3 metres

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 13:24:48 PM »
I don't think animal print is my cup of tea, but I shall watch others' entries with interest  :)

BrendaP

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 15:17:09 PM »
I have already pieced a quilt top featuring jungle animals, and was all set to start quilting it today but had a slight technical hitch - 1m of fabric isn't enough for the backing of a cot quilt and I don't want to piece the back so I've ordered more fabric ordered for the backing.  That leaves me with 1m of this.

Any suggestions as to what it might become?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Starryfish

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 17:01:16 PM »
@BrendaP , how about a pair of cushions?
Stash reducing 2020
Stash- 42m
Gone so far - 5m

BrendaP

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 08:09:26 AM »
@BrendaP , how about a pair of cushions?

The fabric is very lightweight for cushions though I suppose it could be beefed up a bit with iron on interfacing.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Ann

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 11:59:21 AM »
I'm sitting on the fence at the moment. If I do join in, this will be my fabric.


I'm thinking a new purse pattern which I will gift to DD.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 50 metres
So far: 20.7 meters

Manuela

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 13:23:40 PM »
@Ann, this is going to look gorgeous  :loveit:

Kwaaked

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 13:54:37 PM »
I have animal prints, but me doing it (whether I post it or not) is going to depend on where the fabric is and if I can find something to make of it.

It's like, I know I have ponte, rayon challis and crepe de chine in a leopard print, but is it under all the other fabric and do I want to dig it out?

Still marinating on this one, honestly.  If I had a brocade in it, I'd make a swing coat cause that would be snazzy.

BajaSusana

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 15:16:47 PM »
@Ann those are lovely fabrics!

BajaSusana

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 15:19:51 PM »
Here is my fabric with the pattern photo. Some of the cheetah spots are purple. The contrast will be black. This is a Lutterloh from the latest supplement. I have already drafted the pattern.