Friday 20 November 2015

Minoru, Take Two!:)

          Hello all!:) I've made a second version of Sewaholic's Minoru jacket pattern. I made my first version just after my son was born, and this time I'm carrying baby #2. I received some gorgeous bluish/purple cotton/polyester (I think!) blend fabric from a lady who recently gave up sewing. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I had the urge to make a jacket with it:) I knew with the cold weather on its way, not to mention my expanding waistline, I wasn't going to have much time to wear it but considering how much time goes into a jacket, it was probably a good idea to make it while the desire was there!:) I'm due early April, so it'll be good timing to wear my jacket then!;)

*Sigh*, my camera is still out of commission, so iPad photos it is again!

    Can I just say how much I adore this lining!?:) I love the gorgeous floral print! I actually interlined the lining, since it's a somewhat delicate silk/cotton blend fabric and I wanted to make sure it was strong. For the sleeves, I used a silver polyester or bemberg (not sure, it was from my stash and I just know that it's slippery!).


       I used a white/silver metal zippers and added front pocket exposed zippers as well. I found a video showing how to shorten a metal zipper, since I had to shorten all four! Pretty easy actually, you just need a pair of pliers and new top stops (don't frustrate yourself trying to reuse the old top stop!) Video here. I did have some photos on my good camera but they got lost:(

   I shortened the zipper pockets a bit too much I think!:( They're manageable, my hand fits, but it's a little snug. Note: don't get carried away shortening zippers next time!;) At least I have a spot for keys now!

    I wanted this jacket to be more fitted than the last version so I used a size 4 up top and 0 for hips. Size 6 up top probably would've been better, but this is alright!

   I made the hood 3 piece like last time, and cut the smallest size hood as well. I like the extra shaping it provides. Next time I make this jacket I'll interface the zipper window area on the collar.

   I shortened the collar by 1" since its rather high as-is.
I **looove* this lining!!!:) My iPad photos don't do it justice!:)



I really like my new jacket:) I look forward to wearing it next Spring! Til next time!:)


  1. Gorgeous Rikki, as all your creations are! I love it!

  2. Gorgeous Rikki, as all your creations are! I love it!

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