Inspired By: Azzedine Alaia Planning

I need a little favour ladies ( and guys). I am on the hunt for some leopard sweater knit fabric to sew a dress for an upcoming meeting. Those of you who follow me on instagram will know I made a denim dress last month for my high school alumni meeting. I recently joined the Midlands regional branch because we moved to Northampton and they meet every other month. Each meeting has a theme, last meeting was “Denim Dress”, and the next meeting in November is “Fur”. A couple of months ago it was “Animal print” I think, and they even had “Onesie” a few months back. Needless to say, that meeting was hilarious.

I found this Azzedine Alaia dress on Pinterest, worn by Giovanna Battaglia.

 I have looked for a sweater knit on Ebay and my usual shopping joints, but nothing has caught my eyes yet. So, can you help? Have you seen a similar fabric anywhere? It does not have to be in the UK only. I won’t mind shopping from foreign stores. The meeting is at the end of November so I won’t mind waiting for the fabric to get to me from distant shores.

I really like this dress, and I am planning on using faux fur for the lovely collar. I have already seen some faux fur on Ebay that is the exact colour of the collar on the actual dress. All that is left now, is the leopard print fabric.

What are you all working on now?



  1. October 14, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    hey, great to see you back! thats a fab dress – I'm afraid I can't help with the fabric search though. I have just finished some delf drafted trousers, and am just pondering what to start next!

  2. October 15, 2014 / 6:09 am

    Fabricland have a "Big Cat" heavy jersey but it is in a grey shade so probably not what you are looking for but check out their website.

  3. October 15, 2014 / 6:18 am

    Also stone have more of the colour way you are looking for see item 4749 in the jersey section, or you can have it in pink and black, item 4529. I am not sure I should be directing you to this website as you can spend hours on it lusting after fabric.

  4. October 15, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Dibs, this is going to be great on you! I'll keep my eyes open for fancy leopard knits!

  5. October 15, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    You are an angel. I love the Stone fabrics fabric. It is a bit dark, but I think it will do.

  6. October 15, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Thanks Sonja. I think I may have found an interesting option, but if you do see something else, let me know.

  7. October 15, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Yeah Tamsin, I seem to be floating in and out of blogland. Hopefully this time I am back for longer. I wish I could draft some trousers for myself. I desperately need good trousers for work this winter. Alas, I haveth not the skills

  8. October 18, 2014 / 11:00 am

    Dibs, just emailed you 2 options Ive found..let me know what ya think 🙂

  9. December 8, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Good project ! I love this kind of pattern; I hope you find you fabric !

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