Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Lace Bomber Jacket (McCalls 7100) and Scuba Knit Circle Skirt | Minerva Guest Blog Post

Thank God for giving me the ability to make visions a reality.  I've had thoughts of making this lace bomber jacket for over a year now, but I could never find just the right piece to pair with it.  

As I played with this  beautifully striped scuba knit from Minerva, I kept thinking "I do not want to cut this fabric. It's too pretty to chop up."  The final verdict that would allow the fabric to remain in tact the most….a maxi length 1/2 circle skirt!  A full circle would be too much fabric making the double knit skirt heavy and I hate having to constantly adjust my skirt.  

This lace bomber styled jacket was made with McCalls 7100.   

I cut the lace out to the XXL size.   This unlined bomber jacket is already a very simple make.  So simple, that now that I'm thinking about it, I have absolutely no idea why I only have one.  Anyhow, using a lace that I found from Fine Fabrics in Norcross, GA, I started on my vision.  

The pattern as-is, for the largest size, calls for a 22" separating zipper.  Of course if you need a longer or shorter jacket, you can purchase the appropriate length zipper, and lengthen or shorten the pattern.  The cuff and bottom bands call for a ribbed knit, however I chose a scuba knit fabric for its smooth soft feel and appearance.  I felt that it paired better with the lace.  I made no adjustments to the pattern to accommodate the lace.  And the lace did not make the project difficult at all.   With that said, I foresee a black one in my future.

The skirt was made with a breathtaking striped scuba knit fabric from Minerva.  Head over to my Minerva blog post to read more about how I created this skirt.

Also, check out the first bomber jacket I made using this same pattern here

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