“Zed is for Zebra”
Penny Muncaster-Jewell

I named this wearable using the way the English say zebra! This jacket started out as McCall’s 8155, but I attended a workshop by Diane Ericson and she encouraged the students to think asymmetrical and out of the box. So I cut out the jacket with excess material and then hacked at it with a pair of scissors! Luckily I managed not to cut myself.

The starting point was the zebra batik on the back that I found at the International Quilt Festival in Houston (from Indonesian Batiks.) I collected several zebra fabrics and then added the red for some zing! A friend gave me the Batik zebras on the front. I traced this and created the embroidery that is used on the silk charmeuse lining!

The dress is McCalls 2114. This is a great dress for embellishing. I took the zebra embroidery and added embroidered fringing to it and placed it along the hemline. I modified the dress pattern slightly to line this.

The bag was made using Mary McCoy’s Everything Bag pattern (no longer available.) This is a great bag to add embellishments to the side pockets.

The Sky is not the limit, nor are the stars. It’s your imagination!