Saturday, May 13, 2017

Made by a Fabricista: Thakoon Bomber Jacket

For this month's post, I wanted to stretch myself a bit with a fabric I don't normally sew with.  I choose a really nice Thakoon Satin which sadly is sold out.  I can see why, it is just yummy and you can decide which side you want to use.  I had such a hard time making up my mind that I decided to incorporate both sides!

Here is the pattern I used: Our wonderful bomber features a zip front, panelled raglan sleeves, rib bands and pockets
This is the Bobbie Bomber jacket by StyleArc.  I thought the challenge of the pattern along with the challenge of the fabric would be the perfect combination.  




I love the black and silver combination of the fabric and did I mention that it you can use both sides of the fabric?



As you can see, I decided to use silver for accents to highlight all the work that went into the pattern!


Check out that cute little zippered pocket on the sleeve.  I could have used a silver or black zip, but I wanted to add some color so I choose lavender, which matches the zipper guard fabric and also my lining.  


The pocket is only on one sleeve.  


Satin isn't hard to sew.  In fact, it is rather easy.  


Have your hand sewing needles ready to do some hand basting, especially along any sort of zipper.

I decided to add some color along the front of the zipper as well.  The pattern has you use the main fabric as a zipper guard.  I decided to incorporate some additional color that matched my lining fabric.  And, the lining is also from Fabric Mart.  Zippers and ribbing are from my stash.



 I love that beautiful color on the inside!


Stretch your sewing skills this spring by picking up a designer fabric and a pattern that might be a challenge.  Take your time putting it together and then have fun with the results!

Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

9 comments:

  1. Really adorable. I love the way you incorporated both sides of the fabric and those pops of color!

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! I had to incorporate both sides since they were both so cool! I also love pops of color!

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  2. Way above my sewing level. It is terrific. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much but keep sewing and you will get here! It has taken me a while as well!

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  3. You did an excellent job! I love the polka dots, and the lining added a nice pop of color.

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    1. Thanks bpatricia74, I really appreciate your kind words! Polka dots make me swoon and so does purple! Happy sewing!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I really love this as well! :)

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  5. This leaves space for the shirt sleeves to be seen, for the most part around a large portion of an inch. Fall jackets

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