My Coyote top has been on heavy rotation this season already so it seems I was due for another Belcarra Blouse. This time I looked to our Zambezi collection, a graphic assortment of fabrics that are truly wearable, both for apparel and for accessories. Personally I'd wear any one of the fabrics but this time around I went with Thatched in Stone as it looks great with both black and brown bags, belts, shoes, etc. That's always a win for me!
This pattern from Sewaholic goes together easily, without any buttons, zippers or closures of any kind. The simple pullover design makes this a great choice for anyone new to apparel sewing.
And I think girls of all shapes and sizes will appreciate the slight waist shaping, making this top one you can wear tucked in or out, dressed up or down.
And just because I truly adore all of the fabrics in this collection, I thought a great Zambezi clutch was in order! I'd already used the Giraffe Tribe in Onyx for my Zambezi Bag(click for tutorial!) so this time I opted for the smaller scale Watering Hole in Onyx, and just love how it turned out!
The pattern is loosely based on this Zippered Pouch pattern and tutorial available for free from Noodlehead. Leaving the corners un-boxed you essentially get a great clutch! I used the same faux leather from my Zabezi bag. Similarly, I lined this clutch with a Golden Canyon print, this time with the Woven Diamonds design which looks great with the gold zipper.
I hope you'll give these two projects a try! And if you're up for a walk on the wild side with our fabrics, be sure to tag your project with #ZambeziFabric on social media. Happy Sewing!