The Iconic Bomber
The Iconic Bomber
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This is a PDF sewing pattern which you will receive via a download link after purchase. Your PDF includes your ready to print at home sewing pattern (A4 or US Letter) with printing instructions and a fully illustrated sewing guide to help you with every step from first stitch to finished product.
This pattern is one size only. The jacket will fit up to about a ladies size 18 or men’s 44. Please check finished measurements as a guide.
An intermediate level of sewing is recommend but you’ll never improve your skills if you don’t dive in and give it a bash right? Never fear, the fully illustrated sewing guide included will hold your hand right the way through.
Designed in collaboration with Jill & Gill as part of their latest apparel range, the Iconic Bomber is inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
It is a fully lined 'one size' bomber style jacket with a gathered back hem. The front has bust darts, welt pockets and an interesting sleeve panel. The back has a central circular panel and a belt channel, creating the gathered back hem. The belt is secured to the jacket at the front with snap fasteners. A standing collar gives a nod to a bomber jacket. The jacket is closed using a metal teeth zip. Roll up the cuffs for the final look.
We wanted this style to be adaptable for men and women of multiple shapes and sizes and so we came up with the clever hem detail, allowing for a looser or tighter fit with extra or less volume at the back, depending on how you choose to wear it.
Panel details in the sleeve and back give a great opportunity for colour blocking or using contrasting print, a technique used in the Iconic Bombers made for Jill & Gill.
Use a medium to heavy weight woven fabric for the main garment. The heavier and stiffer the fabric, the more volume you will create. The lighter and softer the fabric, the more drape you create.
Use a light to medium weight woven fabric for the lining.
As mentioned before, the panels in this jacket offer a great opportunity to do some colour blocking or to use up leftover fabric from previous projects.
Thread / 56cm (22”) Metal teeth open ended zip / 15mm Snap fasteners x6 / Medium weight interfacing, woven if available.