This Archer is leopard-print - something I've been wanting to have in my closet for a long time. The more I wear leopard, the more I realize the print goes with so much. But on Saturday I went old school, with some boyfriend jeans, black ankle-strap flats, and a strand of vintage turquoise beads.
|It was a little chilly!|
I posted a shot of this shirt on Instagram on Saturday too, and faked some folks out. I think some of you assumed that this is the leopard fabric I bought a couple weeks ago in New York, and that I made it up lickety-split. But in fact, I had purchased this piece a few weeks before. It's a super soft and filmy cotton voile that I ordered from Harts Fabric, sadly no longer available.
Now, technically I shouldn't have been buying any new fabric. BUT: last December, when I was making my Leopard Sequins top, I wasn't sure it would work out, so when I saw a piece of the sequin fabric on deep discount, I bought it as a back-up. Last month, I gifted that piece to Andrea so she could make a similar top, so I figured I was justified in filling the Leopard Void I'd created. My Leopard Levels remained the same, as did my stash numbers.
I don't think it's overkill to make two leopard-print Archers. The two fabrics are very different in texture, color and print. Here's a closer look at this one:
That said, I likely won't make the silk leopard Archer til closer to fall, since that fabric is so much heavier.
And now that my guests have gone, I'm going to set up my sewing space once again. I have high hopes of getting started on an Emery dress this week!