May 07, 2012

Sew: Black Wool + Liberty Minoru

It is done... finally! I got a little sidetracked while making this jacket but the sudden onset of cold weather spurred me on. I am very pleased with the end result and have worn it every day since it's completion. A sign of good things!

Hidden pockets!

Side seam pockets!

I didn't make the hood this time as I find the collar a bit bulky with the hood folded in to it. I didn't think this would work with a wool coating and I am glad I made that call. Even though I chose a relatively lightweight wool for this jacket, it was still quite bulky to sew (especially the cuffs). I also inserted sideseam pockets made from the Liberty lining fabric using the template from Sew Well. Perfect for my keys and tissues. I omitted the velcro on the inside pockets and made them a little bit longer to fit my iPhone and Myki. I find that I can't get my phone out of my summer Minoru quickly enough.

The other change I made was to use a slippery lining fabric for the sleeves so that my cardigan and long sleeve tops didn't get stuck. This was a great decision and I highly recommend this.

Overall, a fantastic jacket that I am sure will get much wear over the coming months.

Project Details
Pattern: Sewaholic Minoru Jacket (size 16 - no alterations)
Fabric: Main - black wool coating from Tessuti Melbourne, Lining - Liberty Lantana from Shaukat (for body) and Black Bemberg Lining from Tessuti Melbourne (for sleeves)

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  1. What a great jacket. Classy and casual at the same time.

  2. This looks GREAT! I want to copy! Good tip re sleeve lining too :o)

  3. Thanks lovely ladies! Copying is a form of flattery, so go right ahead Zoe. Definitely line the sleeves with slippery fabric. Thanks for reading!!

  4. Great Minoru! I'd like to make a second one and also intend to skip the hood and use a warmer & more dressy fabric (first is denim). Though I've got so much in the sewing queue as always that it might have to be next winter! Thanks for the inspiration


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