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 Hey Loves,

It's been a long, long time...A WHOLE YEAR! 

Thank God I haven't been sick. When COVID showed its ugly head in our home, it was only mild. 

COVID 19 caused me to slow rtr down. I began to focus on what's important...my health and my family. I learned to cook a little. I've spent lots of quality time with 6my folks. I've lost almost 40 lbs!  Yes, despite missing out on a few traditional activities, 2020 was good to me.

What I didn't do much of was sew! Well, I didn't sew much for myself.  I sewed lots of masks in the early months. 

In September, I really felt the need to sew some winter running gear. I started working on M7026, BUT then it sat in the UFO pile for a few months.  I eventually bought a bunch of winter running gear so it was as big of a need as it was in September.  Then, March came and I decided to go ahead and finish it. I'm so glad I did. This jacket is one of my favorite makes.  It's one I'll wear quite a bit. 

Here's why I love it:
  • The construction is simple but not too simple.  It's not a lined jacket but it has a facing. It's mostly straight lines. However, I needed to follow the directions to complete it. The directions were so well-written that they made it extremely easy. It was so easy I doubted that I was doing some things correctly.
  • The shape of the jacket is so flattering. It accents all my curves really well. The back curve is perfect for running and cycling.  It also adds a bit of femininity to the design. The sizing was spot on for me. 
  • The details were so cute.  I loved the overlap at the top back.  It was really cute and can be customized in so many ways to make different effects. I didn't add the ruffle. However, I did add trim to the bottom hem and the sleeves. It added a beautiful feature.
Click here to view my review of the pattern.

Until next time, SMOOCHES!

DJ

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