I think I may have developed an obsession with jackets. Bomber jackets to be exact.
I made a floral bomber jacket last year during the McCall’s Blog sewalong, (My jacket made the photo collage on their page) using M7100. This is such a great jacket. The design elements are endless. The first one was made from a stretch floral sateen and black satin that I had purchased from JoAnn.
I loved it so much that I made plans to make 4 more. While I love making jackets, let’s be realistic, do I really need 4 bomber jackets? Yes, I do!
One day on one of my many excursions to my parents house, I came across some athletic mesh fabric that my mom had in her fabric stash. She was clearing out the stash so I gladly brought it home. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it at the time but fabric is fabric. Its better to have it than not have it.
While scrolling through my Pinterest bomber jacket page I came across these 2 jackets.
It was at that very moment that I needed a mesh bomber jacket! Hence my 2nd bomber jacket was born.
Pattern Description: M7100 Semi-fitted, unlined jackets have collar, side-front seams, bands, side-front pockets, exposed front zipper contrast panels and sleeves with shoulder dart.
Fabric Used: I used athletic mesh fabric I found i my Mom’s fabric stash. I think she purchased it from Hancock Fabrics before they closed. My ribbing, patch and zipper were purchased from Mood Fabrics.
Modifications: I eliminated the shoulder dart in the sleeves. I also added an iron on sequins patch.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I would sew it again. My Mom has purchased fabric for me to make her a jacket of her own. Stay tuned.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would recommend this pattern to others, just be warned the instructions have several errors. Here is a link to a blog post for corrections.
Overall: I have plans to make more jackets with different variations. My Pinterest board has at least 30 pins for me to ponder over.
It was brought to my attention that I only sew tops and jackets, so look for dresses and pants from me in the future. Until then, enjoy theses photos of me rocking my Beyoncé bomber.
The perfect look for a mom “On the Run.” (See what I did there)
I decided to wear the tank I purchased at the On the Run tour.
Here is a close up of the label pin I purchased from the Formation tour last year. Slayonce.
What is your favorite pattern to sew? Have you made or purchased a bomber jacket? Let me know. I’d love to try a new pattern. Cheers!