Hello Sewing friends and Happy Valentines Day!
My most recent make is McCall’s 6850. Misses/Men’s Vest and Jackets.
I used a pink sweatshirt knit fabric from my stash. I purchased it some time last year at my favorite thrift store. It was at least 54 inches wide and 3 yards long. I’m glad there was plenty of fabric because I had to cut around some faded parts which happened to be on the folded edges of the fabric. It probably sat folded somewhere and the sun or light affected the edges.
I knew that I would have to order the right color and length of zipper so I sewed everything together as much as I could while I waited for my zipper to arrive. I use Wawak.com for almost all of my sewing needs. If you don’t know about it, you should check it out. Their prices and variety of notions are incredible! They are located in Nevada and ship Fed Ex to CA where I live. That means I don’t have to pay tax and shipping is very low. What I like more than anything, is how fast it arrives – usually between 1 and 3 days!
I thought the hood was a little big and floppy, so I unpicked the seam at the front edge just enough to squeeze a grommet in there. I have a little grommet kit that had a few grommets in the box, so I pounded those babies in with the special little tools. I haven’t found the right cord to go in the hood. I’m hoping I can upcycle one from the thrift store. I added cuffs to the jacket using the reverse side of the fabric which has a rib knit pattern.
This solid pink jacket fits the February theme on The Monthly Stitch. This month it’s all about solids. The extra feature is to use a color that starts with your initial. My last name starts with C and pink was the selected color for that letter. I’m glad because the only other color that matched my initials was brown! I’m not into brown right now.
In just a few weeks I’ll be going to the Sewing Expo in Washington! I hope to meet up with some fellow sewers and bloggers. Will you be there?