Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lions, tigers and ... zebras?

I'm not ashamed to admit it. I like animal prints. Usually it's leopard print. Last year it was a cheetah print. This year it's zebra.

When I stumbled across this knit remnant I purchased it to use as a muslin for a one yard wonder book submissions idea I'd been working one. With no time to experiment due to the recent turn of events (i.e. our son's brain cancer) I choose instead to whip up a knit top from McCall's 6078.

The top isn't as form fitting as the cover photos or back illustrations would lead you to believe, so keep that in mind when you sew yours.

A cowl neck and animal print - sigh - two pluses in my opinion.

I thought maybe I'd also sew a jacket or skirt from this zebra print woven fabric I bought last year and pair the top and jacket and skirt with my zebra print shoes.

That's be nice and coordinated don't you think?


Ha! Gotcha!

Just wanted you to know that we may have a brain cancer battle on our hands but we still manage to laugh at many things.

Bam! Take that brain cancer!
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20 comments:

  1. Love the zebra print. Love your good attitude even better. I have a friend who is going through a battle with a rare type of lymphoma. She had a conversation with the cancer on her facebook page the other day. I wish I could direct you to it. It was great. Your comment at the end of your post reminded me of it.

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  2. Great top and I LOVE those shoes! Maybe you could make the zebra print jacket for your son and you could wear them together to the hospital. That would get you any attention that he needs!

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  3. Great top and the shoes are fabulous. You have a remarkable attitude and I know your son is very appreciative of you and your support. Prayers are with you.

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  4. I like the top and your shoes! And I knew you weren't going zebra from head to toe - you are too fashionable a chick for that! :)

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  5. Great shoes! And the top is pretty cute as well. Just need some jeans (not in zebra print) in between.

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  6. I like your new top. I have that pattern (recently purchased. It's nice to be able to see it made up.

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  7. I sooooo love this top. The pairing of the print and top style is gorgeous. I'm even more impressed by your positivity as you and your family deal with your son's cancer. Your attitude is inspiring to us all. Enjoy wearing this top!!!!

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  8. I LOVE IT!! I also really wish I had normal feet instead of long and super skinny ones that don't fit into cool shoes like those!! (Think sometimes fitting into super expensive AA shoes, but usually needing AAA or AAAA!!)
    Hope things continue to go well for you - have thought about you often.

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  9. The print is fabulous. Love the shoes. Did you find the shoes like that or did you cover them with fabric? I'm thinking happy thoughts for you and your family.

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  10. Love your attitude! Love the prints! You always inspire me!

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  11. I'm a sucker for animal prints too. I love your zebra print top, it's a great style. Zebra print from head to toe - that thought made me smile!

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  12. Love the zebra print top AND shoes! Continued prayers and good wishes to your son and the entire family.

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  13. OMG, I need those shoes! Where did you get them?? Oh, and I've got that top on my to-do list as well. Thanks for the tip on the sizing.

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  14. I love your top. The shoes are fantastic. Can I borrow them? My thoughts are with you and your son. Keep up a good attitude and while taking care of him, take care of yourself.

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  15. I found the shoes at a local Kohl's - can you believe it? On sale for only $30 - they're online too

    http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/landingpages/danabuchman/shoes/PRD~564159/Dana+Buchman+Katarina+Dress+Heels.jsp

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  16. Nice top, and shoes. How long did it take to find just the right spot to get the patterns to line up between the shoes and fabric? I need a bit (OK - a lot) more practice to get my pattern matching in sewing to look so good as you did with 2 totally separate objects.

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  17. It looks great and I love the shoes. Thanks for my "little" surprize in the mail. I like it very much. I hope everything goes fine for your son. He will be on my prayers.
    Lizz

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  18. Anonymous6:08 PM

    It's absolutely fabulous!!! I really love this top.

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  19. Alright, that last comment was from me - commenting from my phone didn't work so well.

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  20. Love the top and the shoes. Watch put for lions, they eat zebras...or maybe they eat brain cancer.
    Keep up the attitude. you know that a good attitude is a big part fo the battle!.

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