I wanted to take this fluoro fun jacket (McCalls 7026) to another level by using two types of skull lace for my Minerva Crafts project this month. There’s a lot of cool lace and mesh used in ready to wear activewear
|The black skull lace is on the front.|
|Here's a WIP close up of the skull lace.|
The ponte de roma Minerva Crafts has is a good weight for a jacket and has good stretch recovery so I know this jacket can take the heat of being worn for weekends or getting to and from the gym at 5am in the morning. However since making this jacket, I worn it to the movies and out at night because I love this particular purple colour.
|I had to take this WIP photo to see how effective the reflective tape was.|
I still have a bunch of reflective tape that I bought in Hong Kong so this time I applied reflective piping on
- the zipper
- the front yoke and
- the back curve.
|Here's how my 'reflective' zipper looks after I've sewn on the reflective tape.|
|I love the white skull lace on the back. Can you see the reflective tape at the top of the curve?|
A few hints
If you do decide to make this pattern, sew in the front zipper before finishing the side seams so the pieces lay flat as you sew in the zipper. You get a more accurate finish if you sew in the zipper this way.
|I wore this as a soft jacket to the movies the other night.|
Oh, the only additional change I made was a forward shoulder adjustment.I’m short so if you’re mid height or taller, you’ll need to extend the body and arms. This pattern is short-waisted.
So far I've had lots of compliments about the purple ponte. I think the skull lace has taken a few people by surprise. I think my job is here done;)
Thanks again Minerva Crafts for enabling my 'design' brain.