My New Project

Friday evening I took the time to begin the layout of fabric and pattern. In an earlier post I reported that I wanted to begin sewing some jackets. I have not made any jackets in over a year, though I did attempt a McCall's bomber jacket pattern that did not go well. That one went to the wadder basket.

The pattern that I'm using now for this project is is another McCall pattern; this one has set in sleeves with pleating at the bottom edge of the sleeve. It also has a casing and you insert 2 inch elastic.

I had planned to cut out more of the fabric than what I did on Friday evening on Saturday. However I woke up Saturday morning not feeling very well, experiencing a migraine type headache. This morning feeling much better I tackled cutting out this pattern. This pattern has a lining, a two-piece sleeve with pleating at's hemline before cuff is attached. There's a lot of pattern pieces to cut out. I used my Olfa  60 MM rotary cutter. Many sewist use rotary cutters to cut out fabric and pattern, and I decided I wanted to work on improving my skills in using this rotary cutter.

The jacket fabric, the lining fabric and the collar and cuff fabric all from my stash. The jacket fabric is a leftover from a project several years ago and was purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics. This is a double knit fabric and it has a slight coating feel which makes it challenging to find the right needle to sew with. I tested this this morning, I will actually be sewing with a jean and denim needle. 

The black lining fabric is from Schoolhouse Fabrics in Floyd, Virginia. The cuff and collar fabric are from Fabric Mart purchased close to a year ago when they were having sale on tubular ribbed knit.

Whether I get to sew or not today will depend on my grocery shopping chores for today. More updates will follow.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your completed jacket. I really like your fabric choices. Happy Sewing!

    1. Thanks Bonnie! Trying to sew up some of my stash

  2. I think this is going to be wonderful!

  3. I hope so! This pattern is a little more involved than some other bomber jackets; hoping it will be time well used.


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