I finally did it! I’ve sewn my bomber jacket of dreams. But let’s start at the beginning. Somewhere over the last year I have become fascinated with octopuses (yes, that is actually the correct plural, since the word does not derive from latin but from greek). Whenever I see a print with an octopus on it I become obsessed. Sadly my rational side of the brain often interferes with an impulse buy and I still can’t get over the fact that I was not able to get some of that gorgeous Cotton & Steel knit fabric in my prefered colorway.
Anyway, it became clear to me that I desperately needed a bomber jacket with octopuses on it. But it was the Stitch Sister’s vlog about their bomber jackets that gave me the final push. I carefully screened for all the bomber jacket patterns out there (I should have just checked The Fold Line) and I decided to make the Bobbi Bomber jacket by StyleArc. What drew me to this pattern were the sleevepocket and the stripes on the sleeves. That seemed like a nice feature.
I got the faux pink suede from buttinette.ch and the burgundy one from stoffehemmers.de. I had to preorder the zippers at my local fabric shop since they had to be specially made (?). The patches I got from etsy and the color thread I used is Gütermann No 662.
If you know StyleArc patterns you also know that they are pretty scarce on actual instructions so I thought I’d write a tutorial with pictures for you to help you along the way. I hope it’ll help.
I did not topstitch the neckline and the front for fear of distorting the fabric too much. I was lucky to have a walking foot at hand with all these layers and textures.
The jacket is a little long for my liking (3-4cm shorther would have been perfect). The fit is superb (I made a straight size 14) with no adjustments.
And now tata some pictures of me wearing the jacket in Venice. Yes, Venice…. Looove.