Giraffe in the Jungle!

Whoop!  The postie really suprised me this afternoon by delivering not only the lavender I ordered last weekend and a letter excusing me from jury service, but the long awaited fabric samples from Ditto Fabrics as well!  😀  Yes, samples – plural….

Sample swatches from Ditto Fabrics
Sample swatches from Ditto Fabrics

Did you really think I’d only ask for the giraffe print??  There’s a oh-so-pretty spotty twill that’s perfect for a pair of 60’s capri pants for Daughter No2 to wear with the giraffe print jacket, a grey wool that would make a fab pair of trousers for me, and a zebra print cotton that was the fall-back should the giraffe print not be up to scratch.  And the stripe cotton…  that’s for me too.  No idea what to make from it, but I’m having some! So the issue with the giraffe fabric when I saw the picture on Ditto’s site was, will it be too fluffy..

Giraffe print - slightly fluffy, but just enough.
Giraffe print – slightly fluffy, but just enough.

Answer – nope!  It’s just right.  There is a very short pile that works very well, so we are going ahead, full steam!  Look out for us in the jungle pretty soon!  😀  Here’s a reminder of the jacket:

Sketch for 60's style swing jacket with contrast binding and bound buttonholes
Sketch for 60’s style swing jacket with contrast binding and bound buttonholes
Jacket in the giraffe and capri pants in the spot
Jacket in the giraffe and capri pants in the spots

And boy am I glad I don’t have to do jury service for the next two weeks!  Apparently there were too many people who filled in their forms and returned them to the summoning officer, so they had too many.  It’s quite nice to know there are plenty of civic minded people out there.

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

23 thoughts on “Giraffe in the Jungle!”

    1. Half the thing with sketching is the proportions. Get youself a book, Fashionary do fab ones, or the designers sketch book from Morplan. Then all you have to do is draw the clothes on over the top! Simples 😉

  1. That giraffe fabric is so pretty, I can’t wait to see it made up into your wonderful jacket design.

    1. I made a deal with myself, use 2 pieces from the stash, then I can buy (if I “need” it) 1 piece. Not included in the deal are notions, linings & interfacings!

  2. Can’t agree more with every one else. The fabric is lovely …..

    No jury service? Hooray …. more stitching time ….. Oh and how well do lavendar and coffee aromas mix?

    1. I have LOVED my 2 free weeks! So glad I didn’t have to do the service, but I bet my number will be up again at some point…

    1. The dots are going to be used by daughter no2 herself, she has her eye on a pair of high-waisted 7/8 length slim-fit trousers. I recon they’ll look cool together!

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