Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Minoru Jacket

I can't tell you how excited I am about this jacket!  I ordered it when Tasia from Sewaholic had her pre-sale and I have been itching to make it for over a month.  I received some denim in my last fabric order from Fabric.com and thought it would be perfect for the jacket.  The denim is quite stiff and I was worried about how the jacket would turn out, but it gave the jacket some really cool structure and I love it.  I used a plaid flannel for the lining to give it some warmth.

 (Pay no attention to my crazy pajama pants...)

The elastic in back just nips the waist perfectly so that the jacket looks fitted and very feminine.

The collar looks great up or down and will I can't wait to accessorize with a colorful scarf!

I chose to forego the hood for a more sophisticated look.  When I make this jacket again, I will definitely try View A with the hood.

And my serious shot.  Because I feel seriously awesome in this coat.

The pattern instructions were straightforward and easy and this project came together in about 2 days.  The only thing that I recommend is that if you use a stiffer fabric, then hand-baste around the neckline where it is gathered.  Machine-basting stitches are too tight and small.  Now I'm off to run some errands in my fab new jacket.

Oh, I will definitely try to take some pics of me in action and outdoors in the jacket!  Outdoor light will do it more justice, I think!


  1. I know Tasia's works and they are beautiful!
    Love your jacket and your pajamas pants too! :D

    Great blog!
    This is mine:

  2. Thank you, Alice!! I love your blog:)

  3. I have this pattern, fabric and lining on my work table right now. I'm finishing up some Clover pants and this jacket is next. Yours is so nice in denim, with the cozy flannel lining. I had planned to do the hood but I live in the high desert---when does it rain? :-) Did you find the jacket length to be okay?

  4. Hi, Mary! The length was perfect for my 5'5" height! This pattern is amazing and I am sure you will love it.

  5. I like your version of the Minoru. The denim looks great and the flannel looks so warm! I'm excited to start the sew-a-long with Tasia tomorrow.