Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring Bling! Blush Baby Sequins Bomber Jacket - M7100

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 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.  Wawak is 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.  DD and I are tickled pink with how well it turned out.

Til next time.  Happy Sewing!

PS - Andrea has a  Youtube tutorial on how to sew sequin fabric.  Check it out.


  1. Your daughter looks amazing, and I can tell that she LOVES her bomber jacket and skirt! She is struttin' and everything, lol! I love both skirts too! Your work always looks beautifully done. That skirt pattern is another Mccalls winner.

    1. Thanks, Vanessa. Yes, she was struttin'. I'm happy to make her happy.

  2. Sewing sequins is daunting. Great job on all of the pieces!

    1. Thanks, Michael. It can be. But the baby ones, believe it or not, are easier than the large sequins.

  3. What a gorgeous jacket, and the skirts rock, too! Your DD looks so cute in her new outfit. You did a great job!

  4. It's PERFECT! I couldn't wait to see this gorgeous, sparkly jacket finished :-D

    And it fits her so well! I didn't buy that skirt when it came out, even though I liked it...must buy.

  5. Thanks, Kesha. I was an easy sew. But, of course, I still have a few sequin pieces floating around the house. Tee hee. That's okay though. Adding a lining gave it that extra polished look. So it looks complete.

    The fit was easy too. I could have added about an inch to the sleeve length though. At first, I didn't buy the pattern, then I decided to join the sewyourview challenge to make the two summer skirts I promised last year. So, everything turned out just fine. Thanks again. C



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