November 27, 2016
MAKING THE BEST OUT OF GIFTED FABRIC
For the past three years, I've been blocking out the months October thru December to sew for MYSELF. I don't get to sew for myself as much as I would like to because I do a lot of custom sewing and I'm also a sewing instructor, and I work a full time job, so my time is limited to sew for myself.
I'm a member of a Neighborhood Sewing Group where we meet once a month to discuss sewing projects, participate in sewing challenges and also give back to the Community. One of our members was moving to Orlando, Florida; at the last meeting that she would be able to attend she bought to the meeting a lot of her winter fabrics that she would not have a use for living in Florida. We were able to take what we wanted for FREE. I grabbed a few wool pieces of fabric and a beautiful piece of yellow fleece. I didn't know what I was going to do with it but I had no doubt I would find something to make with it.
As I searched through my patterns, I found McCall's 6444, I made View B, it was the perfect pattern. I love wearing thick jackets during the winter months with leggins and jeans.
As I was putting the pockets onto the jacket, the instructions said to place the opening of the pocket to the side, I didn't think anything about it because I thought it was a unique way to put my hand in the pockets but as I looked at the pictures on the outside of the pattern envelope, the pocket opening was at the top.
Once I realized the instructions were incorrect, I had to take the pockets off the jacket and place them correctly on the jacket. Once I did that, the jacket came together very quickly.
I serged the inside seams of the jacket with a multi-color yellow serger thread.
The outside edges of the jacket were to have a 5/8 inch narrow hem, I decided to serge the edges and leave them because of the multi-color serger thread.
I really like how this jacket turned out. I can't wait to wear it.
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