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!
Cennetta

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


9 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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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