Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rigel Bomber Jacket - Metallic Tweed


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




16 comments:

  1. Great jacket. I really want to make one now. :)

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    1. Thanks, so much and you should make one.

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  2. Beautifully made!

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    1. Thanks, Bunny, it is a great pattern, such nice drafting.

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  3. that looks great and what a nice pattern. I can imagine that in lots of different fabrics. are you thinking of making it again?

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    1. Yes, I might make it one more time, out of a thinner fabric with more drape. I would like to see the results with that type of fabric, plus good for warmer temps.
      Thanks so much.

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  4. Lori, I keep thinking about making a heavier weight bomber jacket too. You're changes are what I had in mind. I hope to find a heavier rib knit for a wool blend version and possibly use a wider band.
    A summer version you have in mind would be as lovely as this version!

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    1. I cannot wait to see your jacket in the wool blend. I still have to find the perfect fabric for a summer one.

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  5. This is so cute! I'm dying to make one! Must. Find. Time.

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    1. Thanks, you would look darling in a bomber jacket.

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  6. Beautifully done! I have one on my list to do.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, the jacket doesn't take as long as I thought it would.

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    1. thanks, Levone, I do love it.

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