Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Suede Bomber Jacket

While looking at the McCalls catalog for a new pattern, I found bomber jacket pattern 7637.  I decided on view B which has a collar, but the zipper pockets from view A.

The first thing I did after buying the pattern was to look for fabric.  I found some sand color faux suede on fabric.com .  I  found some nice lining material at Wal-Mart in the precut section, 2 yards for $3.

The hard part was finding the rib knit for the waist and cuffs at a reasonable price.  I finally found some on Wawak.com .  And the color matches.

I made a muslin in medium size.  It  actually fit nicely with no alterations.  Usually I have to add to the sleeve length of any garment.  I put in the zipper pockets for practice by watching this video .

The pattern calls for 7 inch pocket zippers, but these were too long,  I enlarged the pocket opening 1 inch to fit.  My hand barely fit in the 6 inch opening, so this worked better.

One tip: Attach zipper with double-sided tape instead of pins.  This way it lays flat when sewing it on.

Maurice modeling muslin

The faux suede sewed like butter on my Bernina 640.  Even stretching the cuffs around the sleeve sewed nicely.

It's a nice lightweight jacket that will be worn when it warms up a little.  Right now it is a high of 42 drgrees.

Thanks for stopping.