Friday, 11 January 2013

Tame tiger - McCalls 6243

What's there not to love about a dress made of ponte? Or even 2 types of ponte - a solid and an animal print. And an animal print that fits in with Jungle January?
 
I made View B, with 2 zips at the front. Check out the hem length on this picture.

I know ponte is usually seen as a winter fabric but with the hot weather we've had this week, I say phoowee to that idea.
So I've gone for a tame tiger version and the dress fits.
And I did add the back zip for a nicer fit.
While this pattern has been out for a couple of years, it's taken me that long to get to it. While the hem length is mid thigh on the model, it's the right length for this kitty kat.

BTW: I'm so glad to be sewing real clothes again. I'm so not a bag lady.
PS: Another meow is on the way with some fabric from my stash and a recent trip to Melbourne. I surprised myself.
PPS: I do eat raw red capsicum now BeaJay:)

21 comments:

marysews said...

I like your version. Tame, just like you said!

theperfectnose said...

This is awesome. It looks very chic and I like how there seems to be only one diagonal seam until you see the zipper tab. Looks like a great day/ night use garment.
When I read tiger I scrolled very quickly thinking of the blue flower/ tiger fabric you picked up the day we met up XD

Judith said...

Great mixing of fabrics to go with this pattern! Just perfect for Jungle January...is the little zipper in the front functional, or decorative - it looks super...J

gwensews said...

Oh, I like your color blocked version. Very nice!

Judith said...

Oopps! Just went off to bookmark this pattern, and it is McCall's 6243, not 6234- unless you are wanting a pink poodle instead of the zipper - creative idea, but not fashionable what-so-ever...J

HeathersSphere said...

Your dress is purr-ific! I like the fe-lines, lines of this!

BeaJay said...

Love love love your dress. It is so stylish - I love the classy way you have dealt with the animal fabric. And the zip at the front is great. Love it.

Glad you are over the capsicum dislike - Not many in my family eat it but I love it.

Cennetta said...

You look great in that cute little number. Perfect fit.

Faye Lewis said...

Very, very cute dress!

Aminat said...

This dress is so cute, love your details, and the fit is spot on

Sue said...

Sweet dress!

Sharon said...

Fantastic dress and you need to share where you got the animal ponti from please.

Dilliander said...

Fabulous dress Maria, the colour blocking and zips really make it special, perfect fit too :)

Shelley Hesson said...

Beautiful dress. Love your Jungle January spirit!!!

Joy said...

I like the "tame tiger" version, hehe! And the (front) zipper really suits the print/black combination.

prttynpnk said...

Love it! Tasteful tiger!

RhondaBuss said...

A good girl dress with just a hint of bad girl!!!!!! LOVE it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Love, love, love this on you!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

fantastic dress on you, great fit and fabric selection.

Ruth said...

Mmmmm, that's more like my style on animal prints. Beautiful dress with just a hint of 'bad girl' about it.

kbenco said...

I would say "elegant interpretation" of the Jungle theme, rather than tame. This dress has incredible subtle appeal, the sort of dress that does not scream and yell for attention but definitely gets a second glance for all the interesting details. What a terrific use of the animal print and zipper embellishment.

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