Friday, June 8, 2018

Cheetah Top for Girls


Wild Animal Acts = Circus
Image result for cheetah circus 
So, when I started planning my outfit for the Project Run and Play Circus Challenge, I wanted some wild cats!!!



BUT...I also had to make sure my outfit would please a very particular pre-teen.  No cutesy animals prints for her.

So I would like to introduce...



Pre-Teen Cheetah



 











Pattern on Pattern
2 Different Size Prints in Black and White

Hombre Yellow to Orange

Black and White With a Spot of Orange

Hoodie Outside and Inside

Stripe Runs in 2 Directions

 It's All in the Details
At the bottom of the shirt front, I added a bit of whimsy with this fake drawstring complete with metal grommets.
 A well executed drawstring can look effortless, cool, and casual.


How I Created That Detail
At the bottom of the shirt, I attached a 1 3/4 inch band of striped fabric that had been serged on one side. I used a 1/2 inch seam.
You can see the 4 grommets that had been inserted into the bottom of the shirt previously.  I ran my black and white twill tape through the grommets to create an "X" and then zig-zagged the tape into the 1/2 inch seam allowance. Then, I cut off the excess twill tape.

 Lastly, I folded under the edging to the backside of the shirt and sewed it down by stitching in the ditch. This created a finished 5/8 inch band all around the bottom of the shirt. This band also encased the ends of the twill tape.
 Smiles,
Deborah

5 comments:

  1. This outfit would work equally well for my 12 year old nephew who is just as picky about his clothes. JoAnn's shows a red and black retro print knit fabric with cassette tapes on their website but it is unavailable. I sure hope they will stock it soon as it would work well for an outfit similar to your design. I think I will add grommets after seeing how you made your outfit.

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    1. Dear Pamela,
      Here is where I obtained my fabric. The coordinates that are on the rapport is really suited well for a boy. The also have a Darth Vader https://whimsybabycustoms.com/collections/pre-order-rapports/darth-vader that is similar to the one I bought. Tonight I am starting another shirt with a bunny hipster that says "I Love Music" I'll be posting about it soon. Deborah

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    2. https://whimsybabycustoms.com/collections/pre-order-rapports/cheetah
      Sorry, here is the link for the Cheetah.

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  2. Wow! What a great outfit for a pre-teen! Very fashionable, wearable, and unique. You nailed it!

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    1. Karen, Thanks for noticing that my outfit really fit a pre-teen. I have learned my lesson to not use cutesy fabrics and to discuss the overall design with my pre-teen before starting to sew the outfit. Then she wants to wear it and all my effort is not wasted. I like to sew unique designs, but I also want her to want to wear it!!!

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