Ahh, it’s good to be back!
I don’t know if I was inspired by Fall or this floral print, but I when I seen this fabric in the thrift store, I wanted it & I didn’t care what material it was. I immediately imagined it as a sporty jacket with some contrasting trim. Come to find out, it was a curtain! And what better material for a floral jacket…right? Ok, maybe it was a reach, but the end result was quite satisfying. You can’t get rewarded without first taking the risk!
I’m still a tomboy at heart but over the years I’ve matured into a poised (haha, yeah ok!) young woman who uses fashion to express my free-spirited, daring feminine side. So I tried to figure out a way to cross breed the two sporty tomboy & sexy feminine…Sporty Chic? Guess that’s sort of my thing, lol seen here, here, & plenty on my IG.
Check out the shoot & pattern review below!
DIY unisex floral jacket, Calvin Klein matching sports bra and panty, destroyed boyfriend jeans, and a pair of burgundy stilettos.
Pattern Description: McCall’s 7637 Unisex lined jacket has separating zipper, rib knit trim strips, and pockets.
I cut the size Small.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, pretty simple for a lined jacket.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it’s unisex. I love all of the different variations, can’t wait to make more!
I actually used a lot of thrifted material. The base of the floral jacket is a very lightweight curtain of some sort. The blue cuffs are from a medium weight knit shirt & the blue trim on the sleeve is a ponte knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added white maxi piping bias tape to give the sleeves a sporty look. It was very time consuming but I’d say worth it in the end.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely, I already have 2 ideas in mind.
What do you guys think? Did I Nail or Fail at the Sporty Chic look?