#JungleJanuary5 · #WearThatGrrr · Jungle January · Sewing

#wearthatgrrr – a jungle retrospective

Many is the year that I have taken to my sewing table with items animal-y.  And, because you asked (!), it’s now time for a run down.  So, without further ado, for your viewing, pointing and laughing, pleasure!  Here are my makes.  Furred, feathered and in some cases purely un-fathomable. In top spot is the sassy… Continue reading #wearthatgrrr – a jungle retrospective

#JungleJanuary5 · #WearThatGrrr · Butterick 3581 · jersey · Jungle January · Sewing

Feathering my jungle

Goodness knows that sounds like a euphemism.  Best move on swiftly. Jungle January!  5!  My most favourite time of the sewbloggy year.  Join in!  Do!  The annual expedition is lead by the fabulous Pretty Grievances who expertly guides us through all that is animal.  For sneak previews have your guidebooks open at the hashtags #JungleJanuary5 and #WearThatGrrr.… Continue reading Feathering my jungle

Jungle January · Sewing · Style 4844 · Vintage

Midnight Jungle

A three-hander.  Sequel to My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies. Cast List Agent Velvet Black :  Velvet has always been in the shadow of her brighter and more popular colleagues: Intense Violet, Bahama Blue-eyes and of course the fiery red-head – Burlesque.  But not this time, this time Agent Black will truly make a difference. Pattern Patsy… Continue reading Midnight Jungle

foraged fabric · Jungle January 2014 · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing · Uncategorized

As well as feathers, my jungle has fur.

Don’t you just love*/hate* it when things that you have painstakingly fashioned for yourself look much better on someone else? No?  Yes?  Well, when that someone else is the youngest female member of our clan, it’s all good here. No, not that female family member.  Although, she does think that fur is for her. Last… Continue reading As well as feathers, my jungle has fur.

free pattern · Jungle January 2014 · knitting · knitting pattern · Natural Dye Studio

Snow Leopard Lavender Pouch – Brief instructions and knitting chart

Knitted in the round using Addi 20 cm 3.25 mm circular needles from Wool Stack.  You will need approximately 10 grams, 40-50 m of 4 ply/fingering weight yarn.  The blue that I used here is Dazzle HT (High Twist) from the Natural Dye Studio Mini Skein Club and the white is remnant yarn of a similar… Continue reading Snow Leopard Lavender Pouch – Brief instructions and knitting chart

Jungle January 2014 · Sewing

My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies

Woo Hoo!  It’s time for Jungle January 2014 hosted by the Amazing Anne of Pretty Grievances.  My first entry for your consideration is (drum roll please)… Style  4844, Size 12, Bust 34, 1974, View 3.  View 3 required the use of one of the weirdest pattern pieces I have yet come across, this armhole facing: Which after some… Continue reading My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies

Burda 7791 · jersey · Jungle January · Sewing · Stretch

Dating leggings.

No, not a new show on Tacky TV.  A unimportant conundrum I challenge you to solve.  You might want to pop on some sunglasses, it’s going to get bright. I have had these leggings a long, long, long time. They are vintage/original/so-old-the-elastic-is-starting-to-crackle Benetton.  Now, without going into the loft and fighting through several boxes of… Continue reading Dating leggings.

Jungle January · refashion · Sewing

Warning! For Internal Use Only.

There are many, many wonderful things about having children. Today for example, we have this weather: So we have school closures and the perfect excuse to hurtle down slopes on brightly coloured bits of plastic. However, what no-one tells you at ante-natal class is how breathtakingly blunt children can be. My eldest has become adept… Continue reading Warning! For Internal Use Only.