Sunday, February 24, 2013

Animal Prints can be Classics Too

Thank you to those who have been following my Classic garments collection and who have left such nice comments.

 Today, I'm going to show you two pieces. The first one is a cardigan which is a modified version of  Silhouette Patterns Nina's Top.


    The fabric is a poly/rayon knit, is very soft and looks and feels like cashmere.


I made a muslin for Nina's top in a black rayon knit from my stash and although I liked it, for this one I decided to take away some of the fullness at center front by doing this.I cut at the red line (in the photo) and added the front band at this new cutting line.

 I made the size 3 (Silhouette Patterns have a different sizing method and have front pieces for B,C, and D cups .)

I used Steam-a-Seam Lite for all hems. I wish I had applied light fusible interfacing  to the front band.  It could have used it.

I also made  a 3/4 sleeved pullover with  my own version of    a draped neck out of the same material. I've since lowered the neckline as it was a bit too high.  I love this top.

I used  the pullover and sleeves from Silhouette Patterns the Sweater Set for this one.

I already had the ivory double knit skirt (M5590) and sleeveless top (S3634 )in my wardrobe and I think they go perfectly with my new animal print basic pieces. More pics here and here.


This week, I completed the muslin and worked out the fitting issues for V1264. I'm hoping to finish it this week so I can wear it at least a couple of times while it's still winter.

I do hope you found time to sew this week! More later from



pdiddly said...

these look lovely - I have never tried any of the Silhouette Patterns will have to give them a go when I have five minutes.

marysews said...

I love the hem line of the cardigan. Very nice!

Linda T said...

A very cut revision to Nina's Top. I've got the T and cardigan traced but have not gotten the chance to sew up a muslin yet. Hopefully, that will happen soon.

Dixie said...

Looking good in this outfit, Diana. The print is nice and does look great with the skirt. Very nice job on the cardi and top!

Vicki said...

Love the animal print, and it looks so fresh with the white.

gwensews said...

I love Nina's top, jacket, whatever it is called. Your two pieces in animal print look so pretty.

Sharon said...

Oh animal print, love it and your two new pieces will work with so many other colours as well.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your outfit looks beautiful Diana. I love the white skirt, it really does look fresh and like spring is just around the corner :)