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Jacket with Flowers


YOU'LL NEED: A long-sleeved sweatshirt; scrap cotton fabrics; 1 pkg each
white and yellow rickrack; 1 pkg green baby rickrack; matching threads;
bias tape to match jacket; HeatnBond washable fabric adhesive.


TO MAKE: 
1. Fold shirt in half lengthwise and cut center front open on
    fold. Cut off neckband and waistband. Turn under edges 1/4" and
    zigzag-stitch hem, or apply tape hem as follows: Open one fold of the
    bias tape and pin it to cut edge of jacket with right sides together;
    stitch along open foldline. Fold tape to wrong side of shirt on seamline
    for hem; stitch. 
2. Intertwine the white and yellow rickrack. Pin to outside of jacket, 1/8" 
    from hemmed edge; overlap and turn end under. Topstitch along center. 
3. Flowers (make 16): Cut assorted circles 3" to 4" in diameter from fabrics 
    (trace a cup or glass). Turn under 1/4" and sew a row of short running 
    stitches around edge; pull end to gather tight; fasten off. Flatten circle, 
    placing gathers at center front. 
4. Trace flowerpot half-pattern, right. Prewash and iron fabric for flowerpot; 
    follow manufacturer's instructions to apply adhesive and cut out pot. 
5. Arrange and pin flowers, green rickrack stems and pot on center back of 
    jacket, with top of pot over ends of stems. 
6. Pin one stem to left front shoulder, curved to match neckline, and pin a 
    flower to lower end. 
7. Hand-sew stems in place along their centers and sew flowers along their 
    edges. Fuse pot in place.






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