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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Bomber Jacket

I made a bomber jacket last month and this is my second version from Burdastyle Double Button Bomber Jacket 04/2017 size 36. I used knit fabric in Dahlia print and lightweight knit in brown colour for the lining. The original pattern doesn't include the lining but I decided to go with it for more professional look.
This lightweight bomber jacket is my entry for sewing challenges in Instagram: " Alternative April" #magamsewalong hosted by Sarah Liz Sew Style#burdachallenge2018 for April hosted by saturdaynightstitch and #2018makenine second garment hosted by homerowfiberco.

When Sarah Liz published the April's theme, I immediately thought of bomber jacket. I am not a fan of this type of jacket before but I changed my mind as I saw so many people wearing it. And after I made my first jacket last month, I want to make more because it feels so comfy, is stylish and on trend 😊

I had at least four different bomber jacket patterns but I wanted to try the one from Burdastyle 04/2017 first because of the double button. The pattern suggested snap buttons which I don't have and thinking to search the local shop for both the tool (pliers) and snap buttons. But I was really lucky that dear husband was in Japan and I asked him to look for them and he found both and even bought a sewing book for me. How sweet..

Well, the process of sewing this jacket started with sew the welt-pockets and I was glad that the Burdastyle tutorial that came in 04/2017 magazine was easy to follow and I don't have any doubt. After the welt pockets done, I sew the lining and the fashion fabric separately. Then attached them together, basted, sew the hem and sleeve bands directly on both lining and fashion fabric. Then I sew the front bands and neckband.
After all the process above done, I attached the snap buttons. I even published a video on my Instagram.



As the colour of the sockets and studs are in white colour, I have to paint them in black nail polish mix with deep red to match the jacket print. I hope the paint will stay as it is because I fear that they will come out during snapping in and out.
Here is the final jacket on Ellie my dress-form which you can see the right side of the jacket and the lining. I am happy with the result.
And the look of the jacket on me, back and front views.

Also, I made a new white v-neck t-shirt to wear with the jacket. I used my TNT pattern, modified Simplicity 8059 tunic pattern to a simple t-shirt. I think this is version number 8 and I will make more 😊 The fabric is medium weight of knit cotton, left-over from other garment.
Okay, before I say good bye for today post, I'd love to show you one more picture of me wearing the white v-neck t-shirt and me made jeans. Picture was taken on Sunday in Macau Tower for Me Made May 2018 day 6, the bridge far in back is Nam Van bridge. 
Speaking about MMMay'18, we are in day 8 today and I am glad to participate again this year and I will publish the round-up of the whole month challenge here in the blog, besides you can see my everyday outfit for MMMay'18 in my Instagram and #mmmay'18 for the whole participants.

Happy Sewing! 💗 

12 comments:

  1. LOVE your new jacket and think all your choices, from fabric to snaps, are simply perfect. It must feel so comfortable to wear. Great t-shirt and one can never have too many white t-shirts! The drape on this one is nice. And thank you for letting us know what the name of the glorious bridge is behind you. I've been enjoying your photos on instagram! Have a good day Hana!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I am enjoying your IG posts too and yes, this jacket is so comfy 😘

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  2. Your bomber is AMAZING! Your workmanship truly shows, and it is wonderful. So glad this piece checked off three challenges for you!

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    1. Thank you Vanessa, I was confused with so many challenges and decided to do one garment for all. Hope can get more time to sew this month 😘

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  3. Your jacket is beautiful, and looks so comfortable.. Know you will enjoy wearing it. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you Judy, sure I will wear it a lot in colder weather :)

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  4. Lovely jacket, Hana. As always, you did an amazing job. The t-shirt looks great as well. Great fit on both.

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  5. Loving your jacket and painting the snaps was inspired! Your tee shirt is also up to your usual standard. Bravo Hana!

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    1. Thank you Sue, hope the paint will stay as it is :)

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  6. Fabulous jacket my friend! Fits you very well! Love your T-shirt as well :)

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