"Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Anonymous
Just doing my part to leave a little sparkle behind - along with some stray sequins - with my new pink sequin jacket.
Within days of our friends leaving to return home, everyone in the country was being asked to practice "social distancing". With my slightly suppressed immune system we took the advise to heart. I choose to stop my weekly volunteer activities, and to not go to the gym to workout.
Here we are just two weeks later. My gym is closed, the place where I volunteer is closed, my church is having services online, and my hubby is working from home.
It feels surreal and I suspect you can relate. It's odd because when I want to stay home and sew I'm incredibly productive. But now knowing that I have to stay home I feel unmotivated and distracted.
So I am forcing myself to keep a routine. And that includes daily sewing time.
The pattern is Vogue 9275, released in 2017. It includes the long bomber jacket, pullover top, leggings, and pants.
I got it into my head that I *needed* a sequin bomber jacket this spring. Yes of course I could buy one, but what fun is that?
I remembered that I had purchased two yards of pink sequin fabric from a remnant bin
at SR Harris (for a grand total of $10). Well, two yards was all I needed for this jacket!
This baby is big! To be fair to Vogue Patterns, the description DID say "very loose-fitting". I just figured that meant I would not need to do an FBA (which I didn't). It is a bit big in the shoulder area but it's not that noticeable.
I only lined the jacket body as I liked the look of the semi-sheer sleeve. The jacket could easily be made reversible if you do line the sleeves.
For the sleeve cuffs and collar I used a light pink knit from an Emma One Sock bundle. She doesn't post those bundles very often but if you ever have a chance purchase one! They're a lot of fun and the smaller pieces are perfect for things like this.
The Microtex Sharp needle seemed to work best for me sewing the sequins.
Sequins + French Seams + Matched Stripes deserves a moment of recognition, don't you think?