This top was meant to be ready for Holiday Season 2019, something that I could dress up and dress town in order to be outfit appropriate for any and all style of parties and get togethers! I envisioned it with skinny jeans and boots, with my red babycord mini skirt, and front tucked into a long midi skirt. It was a little hard to shine in this top at all those holiday parties, though, since I didn’t actually finish it until the end of December last year! Don’t worry, though, I’ll be just in time for all my virtual celebrations this year!
While I don’t often buy ready to wear clothing anymore, I still hop online from time to time and see what is going on in some of my old favorite stores. I was browsing the website of one of my favorite little boutiques on our downtown square recently and saw some of the cutest sweater knit loungewear sets. Of course, loungewear has totally been having a moment this year, but most of the matching sets that I’d seen were made of french terry or sweatshirt fleece. I’d never considered using a sweater knit for pants, and I was eager to try it out!
After those actual cheetah print Lander Shorts I made over the summer last year, I was fully on board the animal print trend – in both the classic, spotted sense, as well as the prints of actual animals version! So when this fabric popped up in a Minerva Makers call out, I was fully on board.
As a member of the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Promo Team, I had the pleasure of picking out a couple of yards of any of their fabrics to work with this month. This double brushed poly caught my eye right away. I fell in love with the colors and print immediately, and the fabric paired with this pattern are a match made in comfy Thanksgiving outfit heaven!