I know everyone is busy setting goals and getting excited for the new year. I was planning to do a 2017 goals and planning post, but I changed my mind. I’m easing into the new year. I guess you can say that is my plan – to ease into 2017.
Anyway, I have a quick and easy patch repair DIY. It is actually a reverse applique or patch. With a traditional reverse applique, you are suppose to layer fabric, stitch and then cut away the top layer to reveal the fabric underneath. I did mine a little different. Feel free to look up other methods.
You’re probably wondering why I decided to do a random DIY patch post. Well, my daughter came home from school right before the break with holes in the knees of her black pants. These pants were still fairly new, while I was upset I decided to just repair them.
Before I get into the details of my new orange jacket, because this is my first sewing post, let me tell you about my sewing background.
I am a 3rd generation seamstress. My maternal grandmother and my mother both sew. My grandmother took up sewing because she had 12 kids and wanted them to look nice and it was more economical. My mother took up sewing because she didn’t like the clothes her mom made. I sew because I like to work with my hands and I like to create interesting pieces. I loved the clothes my mom made for me. If I ask her nicely, she will sew for me right now.
So, I took one semester of Home Economics Sewing and continued to work with my mom to become a better seamstress. I stopped and started on and off, picking up other hobbies but I would always return to sewing.
After the birth of my daughter, I started sewing again and here I am.
Now, here are the details on my jacket.
McCall’s M7513 is described as a fitted, lined jacket with back princess seams, with length and peplum options.