Oh yeah, a BOMBERJACKET!
For my birthday last year, my eldest daughter Ieke gifted me a mystery foxes fabric. I loved it but was a bit lost what to make from it.
It wasn’t too stretchy, but still a bit on the spandex side. I decided it would make a super nice bomber jacket.
There are a lot of bomber jacket patterns released, but I really wanted a jacket with pockets (because DUH POCKETS). And if there was a pattern from a designer I already knew, it would get bonus points.
So, the Rigel Bomber from Papercut Patterns it is!
I also loved the option to make a diamond detail at the shoulders. I decided not to use it for the first make, but I will try to use it next time.
Downside of this pattern: it is not lined. But I figured I could manage to “draft” my own: i saw plenty of lined versions on Instagram.
The supercool ribbing I saw recently popping up (again) on Instagram. It is SOOO COOL! It’s the CUFF ME from Hamburger Liebe / Albstoffe. I bought one piece of 110 cm at the Stoffenmarkt at Leiden, but using it, I realised I needed MORE. So I bought a second pack at Naaiplezier.
There were a few firsts. First weltpockets (that’s a weird but cool thing to do!), first lining without instructions, first open zipper, first bomber jacket.
It is by far from perfect. But I LOVE IT.
And first reaction of Ieke (who gifted me the fabric)? WOAH MOM, that’s COOL!
Nailed it. (ha!)