Monday, October 14, 2013

Shopping for Minoru Jacket


Finding the supplies for the Sewaholic Minoru Jacket pattern was a bit difficult. Plus the cost is more than what the cost in the stores would be for a new jacket. This always makes me so mad. 
I looked everywhere for the best prices. Fabric.com had the best price on poly/cotton twill at $5.93 per yard. Plus it was over 59" wide so I did not need as much as I bought. (It is still at this price and I highly recommend it.) 
Zippers can be hard to find online too, I did buy a 24" zipper at first and then had to reorder a new 28" zipper because it was to short. I found zipper galore at ZipperShipper.com. They are located in Arlington, Virginia and they have every zipper imaginable. 
  • 4 yards of Outer shell fabric= $23.72
  • 3 yards of Lining= $18.97
  • 2 Zippers= $8.00 
  • 1 yard of Elastic= $3.00
  • Pattern= $16.70 (I understand the pattern cost. I will probably remade this so that cost will drop.)
  • Total= $70.39
This did make me feel better. I found this twill coat at Gap for $168.00 my own jacket is $70.39, so I am still ahead as far as I am concern. Plus being able to pick out the lining and make all of my own pockets. Not to mention my own Sew Spoiled label sewn in the hem of the liner. 
It will be the best jacket ever!

Best wishes!

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