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Red Leopard: McCalls 7912

Hi everyone!! I hope that all is well with you. Today I am coming to you with a bold print and a cozy jacket. It is McCalls 7912 and this pattern is fabulous and so easy to make.

Atlanta weather has been so back and forth this year. Weather here is quite menopausal, but this year it was really bad. It was hot, then the next week it snowed, and this week it feels like spring even though it is still technically winter.

To keep us with the constant change in weather, I knew that I needed to add more lightweight jackets to my wardrobe. I found a gorgeous leopard print fabric last fall at my local fabric warehouse, Fine Fabrics, but time got away from me, and it took a year for me to finally use it. However, I must say that it was worth the wait, because it was meant for M7912. The fabric is a flat fur, which I love, because it means less of a cleanup, and the joy of not having fur pieces getting in my nose (taking a sigh of relief). I also love the mix of black throughout the background of the fabric, it’s has a hombre affect.

I did not alter the pattern too much. I just took about 2 1/2 inches from the length of the pattern. I cut between a size 12 and 14 so that the fit would be just right for my shape and size.

you know you have a winning me made garment when the inside looks just as good as the outside. I created bias tape using the leftover pieces of the fabric. There is also quite a bit of slipstitching involved, so prepare your self if that is not your strong suit. Sewing this jacket was so fun and empowering, because when I was done, I was able to say, “I made it.” Overall, I would give this pattern a solid 9, and I would definitely use it again. Please continue scrolling to see more photos of this amazing jacket.

I styled the jacket with my favorite DIY faux leather pants, and a black RTW turtleneck shirt. I also paired it with my favorite booties that I purchased from Payless before they closed all of their stores. Thank you so much for reading my blog. I really appreciate it. If you have any comments, please put it below. Also, let me know if you have or are planning on sewing this pattern. If you decide to make it and share on Instagram, do tag me. I would love to see your version of this pattern. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for alerts on more wonderful creations coming your way. Have a blessed day everyone.

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