Border Print Silk Bomber & Giveaway winner!

The idea of a silk bomber jacket is so very alluring.  It didn’t help that the image of this border print bomber on the runway lurked in my consciousness, refusing to go away. I was lured and eagerly awaited the arrival of Papercut pattern’s Rigel Bomber.


The baby blue and abstract grayness was sewed in the smallest size. I wanted a bomber that is more fitted and not oversized.  Silk with a hint of sportswear.

silk bomber

Yes! I got to tackle welt pockets  for the very first time-one of the goals I’ve set for myself to attempt this year. I followed the instructions and it turned out all right, not as tough as I had imagined. Definitely more intuitive than a front fly zipper. I used the rib knit fabric for the pocket covering to add a little contrast to the silk.

welt pocket

The lining and pockets were made from the same bright blue silk/cotton blend fabric. The fabrics felt absolutely delicate and buttery against the skin, almost too luxurious for something so casual.

silk bomber

silk bomber back

This was another made in February item and I’m slowly finding time to snap photos of the rest. I love this silk bomber lots and it’s already getting plenty of wear time:) It’s perfect for the shopping malls where my kids have their enrichment programmes. The air-conditioning at my church venue is freezing. I tried it out on Sunday and actually it was still pretty cold with the silk bomber. Looks like I need to make a warmer version for church or add layers.

And thank you everyone who participated in the Christine Haynes blog tour giveaway! The winner is


#144 Jess who wants to learn more about “Zippers. French seams. Better ways to do buttonholes”. Congratulations Jess! I hope you enjoy sewing from the fabric bundle and I’m certain this book will be a great resource for you!

Happy sewing everyone!


32 thoughts on “Border Print Silk Bomber & Giveaway winner!

  1. You are so amazing!!!!! This is to die for. I could never imagining sewing zips and silk and knit ribbing and welt pockets all in one garment. It’s so beautiful and stylish.

  2. I haven’t yet fully embraced the bomber jacket trend, but your version is changing my mind. Love the fabric and colors, and you did a truly fabulous job!

  3. Lovely jacket! I really like the colours in your fabrics. It looks so city chic and silk is suitable for our weather 🙂 although some places do have arctic air-conditioning 🙂

  4. I must admit that I also am a bit wary of the bomber trend, but your version is to die for! So luxurious, yet casual all at once. Well done!

  5. Wow! That bomber is the bomb! ha, ha…Oh no I didn’t just make such a bad joke! Ok (sorry coundnt help myself) now seriously , it’s gorgeous I’m green with envy , in a good way!

  6. Ok. Now I am officially jumping on the bomber train!
    Your version is soooo lovely. I want it for myself! 🙂

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