Thursday, June 25, 2015

fabric fashion trend - pandas

A few years ago it seemed like every other fabric had some type of fox print.  And I remember there being an elephant trend at some point as well.  But lately it seems like all I see are pandas.  I'm not sure if it's due to the recent influence of Japanese prints, or if pandas really are just that popular and I was unaware of it until now :)  Which is entirely possible since I pay no attention whatsoever to trends ... honestly, I'm pretty oblivious, and I just tend to sew (and buy) what I like at the moment!

I started with the raglan t-shirt pattern (No.9 Brave Fireman) from Ottobre 3/2013 in the 92 width and 104 length.  I scooped the neck slightly and created a cap sleeve pattern.  I'm sure there is a pattern that is much closer to what I wanted in one of my other Ottobre magazines, but this happened to be the magazine I was using at the moment and the changes took me less time than looking through the other issues ;)

I love this tee!  I already have another one cut out from a sprinkles print knit that Mae is so excited about :)  So is Gracie, so I might have to make her a sprinkles shirt too!

The inside of this one looks fine except for the change in bobbin thread half way through topstitching the neck binding.  I had the pink thread in the bobbin from finishing the hem and ran out half way though the neck binding, but I was too lazy to wind a new bobbin with pink so I finished with a navy blue bobbin that I had laying around.  Talk about lazy ;)

Panda print - Jumping June Textiles on Facebook
Black houndstooth - Funkaliscious Fabrics on Etsy
Skirt - blog post here from October 2013

1 comment :

  1. Lovely! In Europe, we also have a panda trend going on (also much Andrea Lauren print fabrics) :-) (I used a panda fabric here
    The search for a particular pattern in magazines is so recognisable!