Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Minoru Jacket Outer Shell

The Minoru Jacket by Sewaholic is coming together nicely!! In this picture I am creating the outer shell.  I am sewing the side seam and sleeve together. The Sewaholic Sew Along site has each step in detail of how to complete it. I love pictures! The diagrams are nice but photographs are the best! I started to sew quickly and forgot to take pictures. I need to slow down!
This is the end result after sewing the hood, collar and jacket base together. I slipped it on to see if the sizing was correct. Thankfully everything fit. I did not make a muslin because I couldn't wait to start. My size is 34" bust, 27.5" waist and 36" hips, incase you are about the same size, I cut out a size 8 but drafted the hip area down to a size 4. It is working perfectly. With the 2" wide elastic pulling in the middle of the jacket, I think I can adjust it even more to be suitable for my size.
Here I have sewn the packets on and basted the metal zipper onto the packets on either side. I love my metal zipper. You can also see my lining cotton fabric. I found it at JoAnn's, it's grey and blue flowers.
This project has been so much fun. I am learning so much. I can see myself making more jackets all in a variety of colors. 

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