snow leopard-ish surf top and this year I was so busy frolicking on my Tiki beach that I completely forgot!
Hmm.. or did I...
I went on a delightful safari, past the hippo's and into a pineapple grove where I donned the native vegetation for a hike amongst some towering palms and all the ingredients for a divine cocktail.
Feeling a little 'glow' (horses sweat, men perspire, ladies glow) I dived into the silver waves and basked among the pink sails until a lovely native lass brought me more drinks in coconuts and showed me to my beach hut where I could retire for a little siesta...
Clearly I needed something appropriate for my rest, so I whipped up this delightful pair of rayon PJs, Rucci of course, inspired by the tiny owls I could see fluttering around.
It was a tad chilly when I woke to find my hut gone and the stars twinkling overhead, so I grabbed the nearest furry thing I could find, kindly left by one of my jungle friends, and donned a top that they'd all clearly autographed, then dashed for home.All photographic evidence was on film that didn't survive the experience, so here's my sole pic ...
Pineapple Culottes, Tiki Tankini, Rucci Owl PJ bottoms, Basic Black Shadow print top, Furry wrap.
Owl Rayon, Furry wrap backing and Shadow top fabric all from Darn Cheap fabrics (DCF)
V1347 by Ralph Rucci, size 16 modified: PJs, so I didn't line them or add the zipped fly. They're shortened by 10cm and have 1 inch hems. My pattern only goes to size 14, so they're sized up from there. Apart from being deliciously comfortable & soft rayon PJs, with pockets (v.important!), they were a muslin for my geometric purple silk - the jury's still out on which pattern I'll use for it.
I finished the waist with elastic and ribbon.
|Pockets in the forward side seam, not on my hip.|
|Yes, I've made a Rucci sarong & now PJs.... not sure if it's his vision..|
My furry wrap is a 150x40cm rectangular piece of faux fur (so, so, so soft!) from a Clegs remnant sale, finally backed with a random textured fabric from DCF with ties. Pattern inspiration is from the Alabama Chanin knit wrap (in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)