Well, I was going to make New Look 6429, a sleeveless dress, but then the weather dipped into the 20s and 30s! In FLORIDA! I’m from Wisconsin, so I’m dealing better than some, but I must say that being away from the cold for a few years made me realize how much I hated it!! I don’t even have a coat anymore!
It was for that reason I decided to make a sweatshirt jacket. Not quite adequate for the temps, but it’d help. I couldn’t find a pattern for what I’d envisioned, which forced me to be a little innovative. I chose McCall’s 5006, which is a lined bolero designed for wovens. It was on sale, too. I used view D as a starting point.
There was a dart going to the shoulder seam, plus another going to the hem. All I did was eliminate the latter dart, skip the lining, and leave the edges unfinished. I added a fun button I spotted at Joann’s while buying the sweatshirting. I marked the placement without using the pattern’s markings. And, what do you know, it turned out!
I made it a week ago and have been wearing it every day since!
Cost: Fabric: $10.50, button: 75 cents, pattern: 99 cents