Monday, 14 January 2013

Rawr - McCalls 6559

While trekking through the fabric jungle one morning I spied a large Lion on the horizon. The lion looked like the one in Daktari or Clarence the cross-eyed lion.
Then I pounced on this pattern in my pattern stash.
I managed to wrangle the short dress version from the small piece I had.
With a wisp of seams great on the shoulder seams, coverpro used on the hems, this little lion was cut and finished in under 2 hours.
To get the hem right, I had to add another strip from the piece I had left.
 
But I did get Clarence on my left side. He's been in my stash for at least 12 months from remnants at Pitt Trading from Charlie Brown. The humidity has just started for our summer so I'm going to enjoy wearing this little lion for the duration.

I've shortened the shoulder straps by 1" and the neckline and armholes sit nicely - no gaps.

The image of Clarence remains the property of www.marshall-thompson.com/ 

23 comments:

theperfectnose said...

hahahahaha nice! The fit looks great-you're doing wonderful things with that pattern.

Judith said...

WOW! That is so clever - the double hem gives it a skirt/top look. You have excelled yourself...yet again...J

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful use of that fabric!

Faye Lewis said...

Love your dress. It is too cute!

gwensews said...

That's just cute as can be!

RhondaBuss said...

This is beyond cute. I love it!!!

Kyle said...

Your post has me humming "Eye of the Tiger"...

Sue said...

I can see why you bought that piece - great little frock and perfect for this steamy weather!

Sharon said...

Purfect dress and love the way you have worked the design.

Renata said...

And no animal was injured during the making. Luv it.

Robyn said...

That's fantastic! Jungle January is turning out some absolute gems.

kbenco said...

What a fun dress. That pattern is perfect for the print.

Carol said...

My goodness I love this dress! I love the placement.

patternpandemonium said...

Ha! Stupendous print, and congratulations on managing to eke it out to such great effect.

Cherrypix said...

How many people have stopped you to admire that lion? A great summer dress! I loved Daktari! Thanks for the memory :-)

tigergirl said...

Love it! Great idea to put the face on the side. How did you use the seams great? I've got some in my stash but can't for the life of me remember why I bought it as I don't ever bind my seams. I'm nearly finished my Jungle January dress - just need to do the hem.

velosewer said...

Hey Tigergirl.
I've replied to you on your mesh dress post. Cheers:)

BeaJay said...

Fantastic!!! Love how you have used that fabric. Great that the face is on the side - adds real interest. Love it.

Dk's Wife said...

I would have never thought to use that type of fabric (panel type of fabric) in a garment. It looks great.

Carolyn said...

Oh, how gorgeous is that dress?! The simple lines of that pattern are perfect to showcase that marvellous lion! I love it!

Shelley Hesson said...

I can't take my eyes off of this dress. Extraordinary.

Vicki said...

Oh wow, I had to make picture larger to realise you really have a lion on you!! Good use of the fabric and the dress fits so nicely.

Janine said...

Stunning fabric . I think you will be turning a few heads with your new dress.

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