Friday, January 27, 2017

McCall's 7100 - Velvet Bomber for Niece






Blue velvet jacket using McCall's 7100 and fabric from Mood Fabrics


In December, I made my velvet bomber and wore it to a family Christmas.  My 17 year old niece loved it and asked for one.  I said yes, I will make you one and she tried on mine for size

The fabric is from Mood Fabrics' Blue Polyester Velvet and this rib knit.  My only change is to the sleeve length, my niece is tall, just over 6 feet and she does some modeling, too.  A beautiful young lady inside and out.  With her height in mind,  my change was to the sleeve length, I added 4 inches and then used only a 1/4" seam allowance with the sleeve ribbing.

I did not have to lengthen the jacket, she wanted it shorter and she always wears high waisted jeans.

The jacket is in the mail to her and I can't wait to see how she likes it.  I have sent her pictures along the way and she loves it.

The lining came from Hobby Lobby and was almost a perfect match, although the pictures don't show it.

Blue velvet jacket using McCall's 7100 and fabric from Mood Fabrics

I had to use one of my labels, right?

Blue velvet jacket using McCall's 7100 and fabric from Mood Fabrics

This is my favorite picture, it was hard to photograph the fabric and on my dress form but this one picture shows it beautifully.

Blue velvet jacket using McCall's 7100 and fabric from Mood Fabrics - zipper

The pattern is McCall's 7100


Blue velvet jacket using McCall's 7100 and fabric from Mood Fabrics

So this is an early birthday present for Julia and I wanted to get it to her so she could really enjoy the jacket/fabric combination this winter


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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful jacket. She's a lucky girl.

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    1. Thank you, she was so excited.

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  2. Beautiful! She is one lucky niece!

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    1. Thanks, she was so happy

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  3. I know your neice will love it!

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    1. I hear she does! thanks

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  4. Ooh, that is gorgeous. I never would have thought of velvet for a bomber jacket, but it is perfect!

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    1. I love the velvet for the jacket. Thanks.

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  5. It turned out so pretty. I'm sure she'll love it.

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  6. What a great Aunt you are!! My fav bomber you made is your velvet one! I made mine out of 2 types of wool; 1) wool worsted 2) wool knit black on black houndstooth for the sleeves...all zips, for pockets, front etc......so pround of it...know you are too!

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    1. Oh, the houndstooth sounds gorgeous. Thanks.

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