This season, bomber jackets have been seen in every print and fabric imaginable. They were commonly known as a "flight jacket", but now they are everywhere -- from the runway to the streets. Bomber jackets have trickled down from the U.S. Air Force to the backs of regular women and girls. They're truly having a moment!
So I decided to fly high with the addition of this classic silhouette to my closet and make it one of my wardrobe staples. For my jacket, I chose Burda 7210.
This pattern is absolutely perfect! It perfectly brought my inspiration to life. It was everything I wanted it to be.
Usually, I find myself having to make crazy alterations to a commercial pattern to get the proper fit. But this one was great out of the envelope. Just look at those sleeves! I didn't even have to add length. I'm now asking myself why is it that I don't sew Burda patterns more often?! I shall be rectifying that post haste! Especially since there have been recent $2.49 sales on them.
But being the me that I am, I did however make some small modifications. This is a pattern that suggest an unlined garment. With my fabric selection: a black and white/ivory tweed wool-blend that I picked up from Hancock a few months ago, which drapes beautifully and probably should've been some gorgeous dress... I digress... Anyway... I underlined with a black crepe de chine that I had in my stash and finished with serged seams. And it feels so luxurious on the inside.
And I added leather to the sleeves, also from my stash. And for the collar, cuffs, and waistband I used a cotton, polyester, lycra rib knit from Mood Fabrics. And I picked up my zippers from JoAnns.
This was such a fun jacket to make and own. No tailoring involved, just quick and easy. This feels like a luxuriously-lined cardigan. I can tell you right now, this is going to be a piece that I'm going to definitely get my money's worth!