Well… Just look at that…
Who can resist a penguin?
I certainly can’t…
And so when I came cross this digital print jersey fabric, it simply had to be bought:
But what would I make with it? Gorgeous as it is, I thought it might just be a tad overwhelming as a longsleeve shirt, for instance. It didn’t take very long for an idea to take hold: I would make a skater dress with the penguins as the bodice and a blue jersey fabric to go with it.
I’d already made another Ella with fabric I got in the Sale – just in case the pattern didn’t suit me. It became a new favourite despite myself: I don’t normally wear dresses. But this is a simple, yet effective design, which works well with my build.
Now, just add penguins:
It fits just like the previous Ella and I just love love love my penguins. I even made a beanie hat out of some of the fabric I had left over.
The beanie is – for once – not a Pattydoo pattern but a freebook by Hummelhonig called Biene. Im not sure if the two will ever be worn together, but I’m certainly kitted out with penguins now!
… and who can resist a penguin?