Next up in my trio of garments, is the Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber
which I have made once before.
The fabric I used is Mood Fabrics' Bright Coral and Black Metallic Tweed and a mid-weight ponte. I ordered two pontes and went with the lighter weight one of the two, it was the perfect color. A bit off-black.
Some things I have noticed from making these two bombers.
- I feel the back is a bit large, next time I will go down a size just in the back width.
- Even though I went with the lighter weight ponte, the heavier the jacket fabric, then the heavier the knit ribbing fabric. My ponte tends to roll over with this jacket.
- Have your zipper on hand and ready to go. I ordered mine from Zipper Shipper and they will cut it to the size you need.
- I added 1" to the sleeves the first time, but added an additional 1" for this jacket.
The lining is Mood Fabrics' crepe de chine
and I flat lined the jacket, serging all the seams and I used bias tape to finish the front facing
Here is the front band
a side view