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McCall’s M7878 Full Length Wrap Jacket

McCalls M7878 Maxi Jacket

This is McCalls M7878.  I cut View A, Size large.  I bought this pattern during a pattern haul last year and could not wait to just dig in.  It has taken ame a minute to get it, but I finally had a go of it.  You can easily see what a great piece this is just by looking at the front of the pattern.  The girl is killing it in the black!

I used a knit fabric I bought from Walmart for $8.00.  I already knew the fabric would be really good for something flowy and cute, and lucky for me, they also had a 4 yard piece in a rich red.  I can’t wait to make something from that.  If you are not already checking Wal-Mart’s fabric department for clearance fabric, start checking it out.  The most you will pay is $8.00 for a 4 yard piece.  Sometimes you can get a 4 yard piece for four dollars.

This pattern is very easy and it comes together pretty quickly.  The most difficult part for me was finding a place to cut my fabric because the front and back pieces of A were so large.  I ended up cutting it on the floor.  My table was not big enough.  You get two lengths to choose from with the pattern and 2 collar variations.  Three variations if you count the fur option as one of them.  The pattern recommends knit fabric.

I did make some changes.  When I added interfacing to the facing for the front and neck area, it was entirely stiff.  I hated the way it looked.  So, I took the facing off, and replaced it with just a 5 inch strip, folded over, pressed and stitched along the length of the front of the jacket.  It was much better than the interfaced pieces.  I believe the fabric was too light and too stretchy for interfacing.  Also, because I had to make this adjustment, I did not have enough fabric left to make a belt.  So I had to forego that part.  But that’s okay, because I have plenty of belts I can match up with this.

I felt magnificent when I wore my wrap coat.  I really like that it can also be worn as a dress.  Once you add a belt to it, it is a wrap dress.  Hands down.  I love the length, and the flow of the fabric was just butter.  I couldn’t be happier.

The only change I would make next time is that if I serge the inside seams, I will use a thread that matches the fabric.  I did not do that on this piece, but I wish I had.  It would have looked better in the inside, and because I wore it open, sometimes you could see the serging.

I definitely have to make this again.  It is so perfect.  For a light duster, a heavier coat, or a wrap dress.  Just versatile.  I love it, and if you choose to make it, you will love it too.  I can’t wait to do an encore.

That’s a wrap for now, but I can’t wait to show you a new project, pattern, or DIY something.  Thank you for allowing me to share this light weight maxi coat with you today.  Leave a comment and please “Like” if you like.  I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you.  Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so.  You can subscribe below.  Until next time, I will be making my life better, one project at a time, and I hope you do the same.

 

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(1) Comment

  1. Michael Butler says:

    Once again you ..have created a masterpiece..i am pleased to see how creative you are.

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