Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jungle Fever Alma

Last week I went crazy with my Jungle Crazed Minoru. This week I don't feel quite right... I think I have a case of Jungle Fever!
I won't go into great detail as I've made the Alma up once before here. This time around, I made the version with the elbow length sleeves. I used the same neckline. I omitted the tie around the waist- I thought it would break up the linear pattern of the animal print too much. I also like the slightly retro vibe without the tie belt. I also lengthened this version by 1 inch. I find that when I'm wearing the first version it rides up a little too much for my taste when I raise my hands. The added 1 inch seemed to do the trick. I finished all of my exposed seams with french seams again.
The fabric is a cotton/lycra shirting from Mood Fabrics. I had my eye on this fabric for awhile. When my craving didn't go away, I broke down and bought it! I spent about $21 for fabric.
What can I say? I love it! It's another garment that's really fun to wear. The Alma fits me well and I like the shape. I'm probably not done with this pattern yet!


  1. Love the shirt! The fit is great on you and its super flattering. I like the more traditional shape of the blouse with the animal print- its unexpectedly awesome! I still haven't tried any sewaholic patterns yet, but the more cute versions I see the closer I am to buying one of Tasia'a patterns.

  2. ^This is so flattering and you really can rock the spots! Great job!

  3. Nice top ..You are reminding me of Jungle Book ;)