Glutton for punishment!

Several months ago or way back in 2017 I attempted to sew McCall's 7100. I along with several other sewists/bloggers had some issues with this pattern as instructions were written incorrectly in some areas.  I was able to catch some and others I didn't.  My other challenge with this pattern was not having the right fabric for the collar, cuffs and waistband.  So I bid that wadder "bye-bye".

Meanwhile McCall's made corrections and created a sew along that helped in the sewing of this bomber jacket.  Since I purchased a boat load of rib knit fabric from Fabric Mart last year, I really need to use what I spent my money for.  Sooooooo-I decided lets try this jacket again.

I think this pattern and I are not intended to get along.  I had real issues with attaching the pockets and ended up with a hole in the fabric seam allowance from taking the pattern apart and resewing and doing it again.  I don't sew a lot of pockets and this should not be a difficult task but I think that the instructions and the illustrations are not matching up.

I was thankful that the hole in the fabric is in the seam allowance and not visible to the public eye.  But I know it is there and will drive me bonkers for a little bit.  I think I have it figured out now and should be able to complete the other front/side front without issue.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

I plan to go to the McCall's website and see if sew along info is still there.  I heard this was most helpful to many and that the sew along helped with the original errors with instructions.  We shall see.

I posted a picture of the fabric I am using in an earlier post.

I was hoping to get this made soon as I am starting the packing of items to give to Goodwill, ASG or other sewists that are sewing related.    I have a Janome 300E stand alone embroidery machine with giga hoop and embroidery cards for sale.  Leave a message if you are interested.


Back to the sewing room.  More later!

Comments

  1. The sew along is still out there and very helpful specifically if you want to add a lining. I made it three times and once I adjusted the sleeve for the larger sizes, I didn't have too much of a problem.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know the info is still out there. Going to check it out now!

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  2. Oh, there are so many other bomber patterns! I would probably move on.

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    1. I agree! I made one using another McCall's pattern that I liked but wanted the raglan. I have one I downloaded but have my eye on Jalie version.

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  3. Bomber jackets a great alternative to a standard blazer or a jean jacket.Oh my. I would grab that embroidery machine if I wasn't so far.

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    1. I do like bomber jackets but I am going to move onto another pattern at this point.

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