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Ollie Bomber: Shining, Shining, Shining

Hey Loves!

I've posted 2 weeks in a row. WHAT?! I can't believe it!  You probably can't either.

So you all know I love pretty fabrics! Working with pretty fabrics makes me so happy!  This was one of those projects that made me smile.

OK. Here's a little peek into my history. Right out of college, I took a stab at teaching. I really liked my students, but I hated the classroom. Thank God for that experience because it led me to corporate education. I've been there ever since - almost 15 years. 
Funny, now, I'm creating designs for one of my student's son.  She sent me an inspiration photo and her color request for gold and royal.  I wasn't able to get to her to get the measurements, so she had them done and sent them to me.  I found fabric in the ABfabrics16 shop on Etsy. Then, I searched the web for the perfect children's bomber jacket pattern.  The most popular bomber jacket pattern in the search was the Ollie Bomber Jacket by Sew a Little Seam. The price was good so I grabbed it.

I'm not a huge PDF pattern fan because I don't like putting them together. BUT, I have never purchased one that doesn't fit as expected or that didn't include great instructions (usually a pictorial). You can read pattern review here.

I know all the sewists are wondering about those sequins. Well, my machine is still intact. I used a denim needle and sewed super, super slow. It was frustrating to sew that slow but it was well worth it. Oh, and I finally got all the sequins off my sewing table and floor after sweeping 3 times.  

OMG! This little jacket was so easy to construct and the outcome is too cute. It was the perfect piece for the birthday boy's outfit! Isn't he just too cute?!

I thank his mom for thinking enough of me to let me create this cute little thing for his special day!  I mean really...I'm 3 hours away and she thought of me. That makes me as happy as this fun fabric.

Until Next Time, Smooches!



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