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Sewcation Day 1: Jalie 3675

July 11, 2017

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I’ve been coveting floral bombers for quite some time. It all started when Jalie released its Charlie Bomber pattern. They had such a cute black and white floral version on the pattern cover, that I had to have the pattern. Then Dawn from Two On, Two Off made this amazing version. After I saw her version, I knew I needed to make one for me. The only problem was that I could not find any floral scuba. Then I went to the Pattern Review Weekend and visited French Couture Fabrics, and found this beautiful neoprene:

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I saw it and knew that my floral bomber dreams were going to come true!

Since this is the first day of my sewcation, I decided to start big and go for the bomber. I knew I was going to use the floral for the front and back bodice pieces and then black scuba on the sleeves. I wanted to use some striped rib trim on the waistband, cuffs, and neck band, but most of the trim that I have is really heavy, and this neoprene is not very heavy. I also wanted the trim to be black and red, and all I had was black and white…………..and a red sharpie.

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So you know what I did! I used the lightest trim that I had, but it also happened to be the narrowest. It was actually too narrow for the pattern pieces, so I cut the pattern pieces using some black ribbed knit and then sewed the trim onto the knit. It actually worked.

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Since the neoprene was not super heavy, I added a lining using black scuba.

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The pattern went together very easily. The first time I made it, I used the YouTube tutorial. This time I relied mostly on the pictures, but I did revisit the tutorial for help on connecting the collar to the zipper. I love that tutorial. I’ve made this pattern twice and plan to make it again in wool–but that won’t be happening this week.

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BTW, Sewcation rocks!!! If you asked me to choose between going to a tropical island and going on on Sewcation, I would choose Sewcation every.darn.time.

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. WOW, amazing version of this pattern! I LOVE your main fabric!! Hahahahaha, on your “Sharpie modification”.

  2. Bronwyn David permalink

    Ha ha. I came here (from patternreview.com) to find out where you got the ribbing, as I couldn’t find it in that colourway, only to find you using a sharpie. You are a brilliant women! For the purchase price of a pen, you can have any colour striped ribbing you like. And the jacket looks brilliant.

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