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Baring Shoulders with Animal Prints

Hello everyone!  September is almost over and I still don’t have my sewing studio painted.  Sigh~~~!  Painting the room is the first step in my decorating process.  I have picked up many color swatches but haven’t been able to commit to a color yet.  So, instead of rushing myself, for the sake of getting it done, and making a decision that I may regret later, I’ve decided to just relax and let it happen in its own time.  That means I will begin recording tutorials again before the space is completed (or even started) and maybe share the progress along the way.  This also means that the project I had planned to launch in early 2017 will be pushed back until later in the year.  It’s no big deal.  As long as I have a cutting table and sewing table set up, I can record tutorials. So stay tuned!

Baring Shoulders with Animal Prints

So, what do you get when you accentuate bare shoulders with an animal print?  I say, SASSY!  Today, I’m bringing you another shoulder baring top, but this time it’s a fitted design.  This is a Simplicity pattern with five different design options to choose from.  I chose view D, with the “off-the-shoulder design, shoulder straps, and 3/4 length sleeves.  I eliminated the band that is designed to be attached to the top edge because I didn’t want to fuss with keeping it in place during wear.  I used a leftover fabric from my stash that was used for a dress I made last year.  This ITY fabric was purchased at Michael Levine’s (link to similar prints below).  I think the top is very versatile.  I see it dressed up with a brown, black, or gold pencil skirt, and a pair of high heel booties.  For a more relaxed look, a long, white, flowing maxi skirt with a pair of wedge heels.  You could even dress it down a bit more than I have by adorning a pair of white shorts and a comfy pair of sandals.

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

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    Love love this top!…..I can no longer get simplicity in Toronto…….kind of dissappointed about that.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Viveen! Oh, no! That is very disappointing, indeed.

  2. Mo

    I recognized this top cuz i have this pattern, although i have sewn any of them yet. Lol! Been looking through my patterns trying to figure out what to sew next. Maybe this will be it. Hopefully i have some fabric as nice as your choice in my stash. Your top should have been one of the views on the pattern. Nice print choice and how u paired it with the pants. Great style!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Mo! Have fun sewing your top.

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  4. Myra

    Oh my, this one is equally beautiful too! Just absolutely gorgeous with those white capris!!

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  6. Sandra

    Hi Anita! I really like this top and animal prints are one of my favorites. Your modified version turns this simple design into an upscaled look. Very nice!

  7. Sheila DS

    Hot…mama! Love it!

  8. Bernadette

    Beautiful top!!! Will have to pick up this pattern and give it a try. I’m still learning the basic but from watching your videos I’m sure I will do fine and it will turn out great! Thanks

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks, Bernadette! Have fun sewing your top.

  9. Joy

    I have not commented in a while, I’ve just been taking it all in. But, this TOP with those white pants will not allow me to be silent. I love, love, love it. You hit every point from the fabric, the styling and oh boy, the fit. YOU GO GIRL. I love your style! I am currently overweight and your style and fashion sense motivates me to keep working toward becoming a healthier me. Thank you for your blog. I love your tutorials…

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeeyyy Joy! So nice to hear from you! You make my heart smile when you say you’re motivated towards good health. That is a goal worth working for. Stay focused! This top is in your future. Blessings to you, my sew sister.

  10. Angela Hill

    Hey Ms. Anita,

    I love love the top Ms. Anita, it looks really nice on you, Ms. Anita I really miss you and your tutorials please come back please, (LOL) I have been getting my patterns and watching you and Brittany Jones a lot and I’m in the Sew It Academy by Mimi G so please Ms Anita I can’t wait for you to come back.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Angela! You’re making my heart smile. I’ll be back soon. I LOVE your excitement!

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