FYI this post is OLD....I wrote it and forgot to publish it because I did not take some "inspiration" pictures off my wall. I'm actually a little further along but I'm in Philly with my Honnie bear, I'll update wen I'm back in the city :-)
My latest obsession is safari inspired clothing (it's probably yours too,lol...its so infectious), inclusive of animal prints, natural hues and masculine cargo details on feminine silhouettes...it is soo me the girly tom-boy.
I'm going to make a Mini Safari Collection. My sister encouraged me join the mini wardrobe contest on PR. I probably will not make the deadline but I will still want follow the guidelines. I'm trying to get the hang of sewing faster without compromising quality and sew items that work well together. This contest calls for 4 pieces, I think I can handle that. I'm aiming for 1 waistcoat, 1 dress, 1 skirt and 1 blouse. The first piece will be this BWOF waistcoat sans belt (well maybe I'll keep it, but a thinner version. It's pettie sizing, why the hizzie is the belt like 4" wide??).
I'm midway through the construction and sew far sew good. I used some more of the fabric I ordered from Gorgeous Fabric and I found this ancient animal print in my stash from when I still lived in the Bronx. How glad am I that I didn't use it until now! Here is what is looks like right now.
I will say that this pattern call for Vilene tape. Which is a German product that is kind of a non-woven fusible stay/bias tape. It's purpose is a stabilize seams and curves. As a substitute I used 1/4 inch "Steam 2 Seam" and clipped notches on my regular stay tape....I think it will work....I hope, lol.