Ahoy there! Happy Jungle January
I’m not sure this qualifies for Jungle January because I’ve seriously never seen an animal that looks like that.
I got this jersey fabric from the Regency Rags ebay store, but it did have a tag of “animal print” on it.
I love RR. I’ve bought loads from them since Sarah got me onto them so expect to see their name a bit more going forward. They have so much lush viscose and crepe plus great printed jersey!
The dress is another dixie diy ballet dress (yes sorry I’ll stop soon) with a circle skirt added (cos circle skirts are dah bomb and aint too bad to hem in knit).
Add a couple of midi-sleeves and easy peasy it’s a new dress!
If you can name the animal that this looks like you’ll impress me massively.
I wore the dress to my Dad’s 60th birthday party. This was actually the party two of three because my Dad is like a party king. When I get to 60 I might follow his lead and have a month of parties too.
I went over on Friday to help set up but my parents had already done a lot of work. I helped make enough sandwiches to feed an army.
Mum made an epic spread: four types of sandwiches, choux filled with salmon and mackerel mousse, prawns on toast, Victoria sponges with strawberry cream, chocolate ganache cakes, chocolate chip brownies, fruit cake with cheese, crisps, lemon syllabub, plus I brought fruit scones and a family friend made a carrot cake.
Add to that 12 bottles of bubbly and about 50 house guests and we were in business!
I’ve got to show you the Birthday cake as well. I might have mentioned my Mum makes cakes for a living.
Here are my dad’s four favourite things in one photo: 1) Golf, 2) Fishing, 3) Hull Tigers football club and 4) CAKE.
It really was a brilliant day. My Dad was so sweet to wear the shirt I made him to the party. And I got to catch up with lots of people!
My Dad’s actual birthday is this week so hopefully he’ll like the present I got him. No handmade shirt this time.
I’ll be back soon with my finished Sew Over It pussy bow blouse!