Everyone have a Happy Easter or a Great Weekend! (smile)
This jacket has an interesting story. I was to go out one Friday night early Feb. and planned to make this jacket to wear. I made McCall's 6034 (View B, OOP)
first and wanted the jacket to go with it. I did go out but I wore something else. (Go Figure!)
When the pattern came out I was so excited to make it but that soon wore off. Anywhoooo, I purchased some sage green fleece and my "spark" was ignited once again. But - my sewing room was a disaster and the mojo was GONE! So, that fabric sat
in the bag for a month collecting dust (receipt and all).
Well, I have since redone my room (as seen the end of this post
) and my mojo is back!!!! But then it's been so warm. WTF! LOL!! Well, I live in Chicago so, as I knew, there would be more cold day's ahead before the REAL
hotness sets in. Wala - it's been freezing here and I now get to wear my pair. (cheese!)
So, here are pics and my brief review:
The jacket and top were both easy to make and a beginner would be able to handle these. The shirt is finished with a band at the bottom and has roushed shoulders. I didn't make any changes or alterations this was made out of the envelope. It's a little long on me so I could have shortened it about an inch or two.
|Front. Love this shirt!|
|I wasn't ready and KC wouldn't take another pic. Boys!|
The jacket edges are unfinished except for the sleeve and the collar hems. Easy peazy lemon squeezie. One word of caution - when you work on a project with raw edges- make sure your cuts are nice and even. I go over with small sharp scissors and trim off any uneven edges to make for a nice smooth cut. Or you can cut out your pattern with a rotary blade. The only Jagged Edge
I'm into is the singing group!
|I did view A and a size larger so it would close.|
On this pattern, I made two changes. 1.) The pattern has you sew the front's together exposing the neck seam and the collar hem. (huh?) I "reversed" their instructions so my seams are hidden and not on top. Be forewarned the wrong sides of the fabric are exposed so DON'T use a fabric with an "obvious" wrong side.
|Little animal print surprise in the pocket!|
2.) I added a ribbon tie to the side seams. (Bling!) Love the back drape!
The sleeves are a litle longer then I need so I roll them up. Next time I make this I will shorten the sleeve pattern. I love them both - now I just can't wait until it gets cold again so I can wear them! LOL! Wait! it is cold again!! That's right - I said it!!! I'll make another for the warmer weather. (LOL!)
|Stop playing those damn video games and take my picture!!|
Thanks everyone for visiting my blog! I really appreciate the time you take to stop and read. I'll be having a giveaway next week to celebrate 4000 hits!
Thanks again and keep reading!!
Talk Soon Carol! :-)