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.
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.
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.
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!