YES, Spring is here. And I decided to start it off with something sparkly and fun. I promised my daughter a bomber jacket (M7100). To make it special, I chose Mood’s Blush Baby Sequins on mesh. Pink is definitely her color. This beautiful baby sequins comes in a great selection of vibrant colors. It sews like a dream. No need to cut sequins from the seam allowances and no breaking needles. It’s worth the cost. Keeping the bling on ten, I used Mood’s Baby Pink Sparkle rib knit trim for the collar, cuffs, and waistband. All eyes on this beauty.
For a matching skirt, McCall’s 7906, view A the perfect choice. It was also the “Sew Your Own View” pattern for March, 2019. I decided to join the challenge making two skirts for my DD. Candy Blue and Pink mercerized cotton with digitally printed sweets. Cute. Right? Anyway, my DD thinks so. 😉 The second skirt is made of Gray/Blue Purple Floral cotton poplin.
Natural fibers are the best to work with. No fuss with sewing or pressing.
Details on the constructions:
Jacket – I used between small and medium. Instructions typical and easy to follow. I added a lining for body and stability. When pressing the seams of the sequins, an organza pressing clothe is a must have. It makes it easy to see the seams while protecting the fabric.
This jacket is a quick sewing project and could be finished in a few hours. For this first one, it took me some time to find a zipper. First, trying to find one in Chicago. You would think I could find a separating pink zipper locally, right? Finally, I ordered from Wawak. Playing it safe I ordered two, just in case. They are a great online source for sewing supplies and my order came within four days of placing it.
Skirts – Easy breezy – I used sized 12 for view -A. Instructions easy; no problems. Something that I rarely do is sew the buttons on by machine. It saved me a little time.
The sewing was fun and fast. I enjoyed the process from start to finish for all three garments.
Our Saturday photo shoots rendered some great shots of my first spring
outfit to showcase, here on the network. DD and I are tickled pink with
how well it turned out.
Til next time. Happy Sewing!