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Pick the right pattern and a fabric you love, and with a little time and effort, you’ll be creating a wearable item and there will be no looking back!
Make this beautiful dress for her to wear to the Easter Egg hunt. Just think of the photo opportunities to go along with it!
There are two things I really enjoy, making things and finding a bargain. So, when I was asked to participate in the $15 sewing challenge, I was very excited! My idea was to show everyone that they could make something cute and fashionable without spending a lot of money, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to get there. I knew that I’d love to make one of the cute items in Kay Whitt’s book, Sew Serendipity, but I was afraid I wasn’t going to find the right fabric. Well, imagine my surprise when I found this incredible fabric!
It’s called Mod Squad, and it’s from Waverly. I decided then and there that I just HAD to make the “Mod Jacket” from Kay’s book.
I was a little nervous, because the book said that I would need 3½ yards of fabric, and there was only a little less than 3 ¼ yards left. The pattern layouts in the book looked like they were generous, so I crossed my fingers and made my purchase. The fabric and interfacing cost me a total of $14.46. I still had 54 cents to spare!
Using my classic Orange Handled Fiskars 8 inch scissors, I went to work on my jacket. The instructions were very easy to follow, and my jacket was finished in no time. Total sewing time was about 5 hours. I did change a few things on my jacket – I opted not to use buttons on mine, I just wanted a cute wrap look with a wide belt. I also used the same fabric for the belt and cuffs, instead of the contrasting fabric listed in the book. I love my new jacket, and I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can wear it!
Here’ my Wal Mart receipt.
Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt (Serendipity Studio)
Interfacing (1 3/4 yards)