Juliet of Crazy Gypsy Chronicles proposed a WSBN meet up at the zoo with an animal theme. The invite on facebook had a very tribal print as the header image and I knew that I had something similar in my stash. It was a large rectangular tablecloth with circles print shown below. I had always intended to make a circle skirt from it, but I changed my mind and instead made a maxi dress with an empire line.
I used a Kwik Sew pattern from the op-shop for the bodice and fabric left over from my friends skirt. I measured under my bust, made sure it matched the bottom of the bodice piece. I then did maths to figure out what radius to use to cut out a circle from the centre of the tablecloth.
It was a pretty simple make, I lined the bodice with some cute cotton I had in the stash and hand stiched in my zip in the side.
We had a great time at the zoo.
We found a african style village with drums
The boys got in on the action
And found the other girls
Clockwise from top-left: Jo, Juliet, Joy, Zara, Gemma, me, Kat and Sophie-Lee