Tuesday, 11 October 2016

M7100 ~The Bomber is back!

Introducing my first completed make from the new Sewing Room


After being cramped up on an office desk, having an entire room to sew in again made this such a luxury to make. Honestly, I love my new room sooooo much, even when I haven't been sewing, I've had to keep going in there just for a peep! It's by no means finished, it's a WIP but it's a working space and right now that feels A M A Z I N G. I will eventually get a post up with some photos of the new room (for those on IG, you have already had a sneaky peak!) but for now, it's back to the Bomber....

 I love wearing jackets. I love layering up, and I love this time of year as it's perfect for that extra said layer. Nothing excites me more than pulling on a jacket or coat and a pair of boots! Autumn is in the air at last.

And as much as I love wearing a jacket, I love making them just as much. It always gives me such a sense of satisfaction, and above all, I tend to get more wear out of a jacket than I do anything else.

I had been looking at making another version of my Burda 7140 when the McCalls Bomber Jacket Sew-along popped up. I loved these jackets back in the 80's and even made myself one then. So I was reminded of how much I loved them, and my attention immediately switched to making a Bomber instead. And I'm so glad I did. I had forgotten just how much I love this style of jacket. All hail the Bomber! These jackets are everywhere.

My Pattern is M7100 and I made View B with the contrast sleeves and welt pockets.

The main body of the Bomber is Brocade, which I think was kindly gifted to me last year by one of my Mum's friends. It's fabulous close up

There was only 1 metre so I hunted around for some contrast for the sleeves. I found This Here perfect fabric but kept on looking just in case. Then when I decided nothing else was going to come close and came to buy it, it had been reduced to £2.99 pm. It was meant to be!
It's not so easy to take a photo of black, but this sideways on shot shows the texture of the fabric at it's best
It has the rippled effect just like the Brocade :)

I don't like unlined jackets so I decided to add lining to my Bomber. A lining makes a jacket so much more comfortable to wear, easier to get on and off and not to mention all the finished loveliness inside! I slip stitched the lower edge to the ribbing to finish off (In this photo, it's still only pinned) I just found it easier that way and I was too impatient to wait for the McCall Sew Along "adding a lining" week to see how they did it!


The lining itself was was also from the gifted, full of fabrics suitcase from my Mum's friend. I also used it to line the pockets. The pattern states to use main fabric but I wanted a lighter weight. Plus, it looked good!
 


The instructions for this are a little ropey in places (See my Pattern Review) but there is a revised edition online. Overall though, I think I can safely say that this is probably my favourite make of this year so far. And already probably the most worn too!



Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)

Happy Sewing!
Dawn



24 comments:

  1. I really like your bomber jacket! The added lining is perfect. Thanks for the heads up on the revised instructions. I have read reviews that the pattern instructions were really bad so I hesitated in making this one. Seeing yours, I may go ahead.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bianca! And I really do hope you go ahead and make this. It's worth it and I'd love to see yours.

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks amazing, it really suits you!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great make....thanks for the close-up of the main jacket fabric. I've finally finished the tissue fit...and will cut out this week, have ordered my lining from StyleMaker and need to order the zip as well.....you've inspired me as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Laura! And so happy to hear you've been inspired. Hope yours is coming along nicely.

      Delete
  5. What a beautiful jacket you made!

    I looked on the FB group but did not see any updated instructions in the File area. Do you know where the downloaded is on the group by chance?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Karen! I've just been on the FB and its still in the section that says "Files" Its the 2nd one down. First is Butterick, 2nd is this one

      Delete
  6. Lovely fabric, lovely jacket.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely fabric, lovely jacket.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This jacket is gorgeous! Love the polka dot lining and that outside fabric looks just fabulous - what a great combination!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous jacket! Beautifully done inside and outside :) <3

    ReplyDelete
  10. The Bomber suits you - and I love that dressy patterned fabric which lifts it into the smart zone. And the lining is a great idea - jackets get taken off, and it's nice to see a lining - a nice looking inside is as important as a nice looking outside. The bomber does not suit me, so I am just going to enjoy yours instead :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. Such a pity yours didnt turn out well. Maybe next time?

      Delete
  11. The Bomber suits you - and I love that dressy patterned fabric which lifts it into the smart zone. And the lining is a great idea - jackets get taken off, and it's nice to see a lining - a nice looking inside is as important as a nice looking outside. The bomber does not suit me, so I am just going to enjoy yours instead :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I adore this cute little bomber jacket! I love the print of the fabric and the colors. Perfect! So glad to know you are sewing in your new space and that you love it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a fantastic jacket you have made! Love all the details and fabric choices. Looks great!

    ReplyDelete