We’ve finished our bomber jackets! This sew-along has been a lot of fun and it really got the old creative juices flowing. Let’s take a look at the bomber jackets Gillian and Meg made for this sew-along:
Gillian’s McCall’s M7100 bomber jacket
Fabric: Crinkled rayon blend from Paron’s, with a poly satin lining
Ribbing: Striped ribbing from Pacific Trims
Zipper: Excella by YKK from SIL Thread
Comments: “I think this jacket came out great! It’s a good early-fall jacket. I’ve already worn it three or four times since I finished it last week,” says Gillian. She notes that she added a little bit of width to the sleeves, since she prefers a looser fit here.
Meg’s Butterick B6181 jacket
Fabric: A floral poly blend from Paron’s with white poly georgette underlining
Ribbing: Black ribbing from Pacific Trim
Zipper: Pacific Trim’s own private label
Comments: “This is a fun jacket for me, since I have so few florals in my wardrobe. I can see wearing it as a layering piece in the spring,” Meg reports. She says in hindsight she’d use a zipper that zips from the top and the bottom, to better wear that half-zipped look. Note: Meg opted to use knit ribbing instead of the self-fabric elastic channels the pattern actually calls for.
Meg’s McCall’s M7100 jacket
Fabric: Black poly satin from Paron’s with a navy lace from a store in NYC on W. 35th Street
Ribbing: Same black ribbing from Pacific Trims used for the floral bomber
Zipper: Private label zipper from Pacific Trims
Comments: “I made this jacket at the specific request of my daughter, who wanted me to knock off a Topshop bomber she really liked. I shortened the bodice by about an inch or so because my daughter prefers her bomber jackets to fit closer to her waist. The slim design of this pattern really works well for her taste, and she’s already worn this jacket several times since I finished it,” says Meg. [Thank you to Gillian for modeling this jacket here!]
If you’d like to see more M7100 and B6181 bomber jackets, join the Bomber Jacket Sew-Along Group on Facebook. Group members are turning out AMAZING jackets.
This post concludes the sew-along, though many people are still in the process of making their jackets and that’s fine. We will leave these posts up indefinitely, and the Facebook group will remain open for another month or so. And if you missed this sew-along, don’t worry, there will be another one in the spring. Suggestions for the next sew-along are welcome!
Up next: Sewing with velvet…