Animal print was in more than ever this year! While it seems to never fade, it was very relevant this year. Leopard, cheetah, and zebra was among the most popular few. You can see this print in coats, tops, pants, shoes, scarves, handbags, etc. The prints were everywhere!
Typically, I’m not too big on animal print, but this year I decided to give leopard a go.
Before I get into my blog… my good friend Celena found the cutest little coffee place to take pictures in. As the weather changes, it’s often harder to find places to take pictures in. The coffee shop’s name is The Neidhammer. They had a really good London Fog & red velvet cupcake, as always, my daughter came along & she had the hot chocolate, which she said was really good, as well.
My first make was a long-sleeved leopard wrap dress. This dress was perfect for fall; not only did it have long sleeves, but the hem touched the ground. I decided to make the wrap of the dress extra long to create a bow around the waist. This dress could be styled in many different ways. I paired it with some black Aldo booties, and a big floppy black hat, from H &M.
I purchased the fabric from Fashion Fabrics Club for $5.15/a yard. I bought 3.5 yards, which fit my category of a “money saving make.” A money saving make is a garment, or project where I spent under $20 to make it. The pattern I used was Simplicity 8735. Which was a simple wrap dress, and I just modified & extended the length.
Don’t you just love a high slit? Since it’s a wrap dress it obviously doesn’t have to be used. I just thought it was cutesy!
The very first time I showed off this wrap dress was with one of my sew sisters’ @thecornyrainbow. My boo Nef, her real name is Nefertiti. Isn’t that so gorgeous?! She is absolutely awesome. Not only is she talented, but she is the most down-to-earth, generous, loving person I know. The way she takes pictures is just as amazing as her.