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Rigel Bomber

From Papercut Patterns
Review by Bianca
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DIFFICULTY:
Intermediate
FABRIC USED:
Jacquard / Brocade
SEWING TIME:
All day

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While the pattern itself is not hard to adapt and change, I definitely call this pattern intermediate to sew, due to the amount of techniques that are a little bit more advanced. Exposed zipper, ribbing, facing style, and welt pockets can be a tricky thing to master if you haven’t encountered them before.

I found the design to be funky and fun- there are a lot of really cool versions of this bomber jacket floating around on the web, which make them a good thing to reference if you’re making this for yourself.

Couple big, glaring things that could be a problem:
+Zip length called for isn’t particularly common. Would recommend adjusting the center front seam to a zip length that is easier to find in your area.
+Sleeve length is short. I read about it, thought it wouldn’t be a big deal, how wrong I was. Add at least 2″ just in case.
+There is no lining with this pattern.

The lack of a lining is what caused me to downrate this pattern, as the pieces themselves are easy to draft, but going through construction instructions through blogs isn’t ideal. The pattern designer may have missed an opportunity of having the lining + lining instructions as a pattern upgrade at an additional cost- I would have purchased it, knowing that I wouldn’t have to go around the internet looking for those instructions.

Good overall look, though, and very comfortable. Would make again, with my above changes.

More photos on my blog.
Making of video on YouTube.

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