2011/12/08

Everyone should have a Minoru Jacket!

So glad to finally publish this project! I have been longing for the Minoru Jacket pattern by Sewaholic for weeks, especially, after I saw what beautiful creations Anna of Paunnet and Novita of VeryPurplePerson as pattern testers came up with!

I chose a camel beige colored linen-cotton blend for my version and am very, very happy with that.




Actually, this was the first time I tried a pattern from Sewaholic and I have to say that I am very pleased with the whole pattern and instructions. Though this jacket scared me at first (zipper on the front, zipper on the collar, hidden hood, lining, lots of topstitching, etc.) the steps were so perfectly well explained, that this jacket almost evolved on its own.



As a little eye-catcher I decided to use a floral cotton as lining fabric, but turned to normal plain lining fabric for the sleeves, in order to make them more slippery when putting the jacket on.


So if you were thinking about whether to try this pattern, too, I can only recommend it. It is definitely a lot of work, but it totally pays off. 

Have a lovely day and take care everybody!

23 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I ordered my copy last week and am awaiting it eagerly, especially having seen so many lovely versions popping up all over the blogosphere. Lovel the pale colour choice and the adorable lining.

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  2. beautiful jacket!! looks perfectly made, and i love that cute lining.

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  3. Wow, it's very pretty! Using lining fabric on the sleeves and pretty fabric for the rest is such a smart idea, I'll have to remember that!

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  4. I love it! The color and the floral lining are perfect, and the fit is lovely! Great job!

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  5. So lovely! I should remember about using lining fabric on the sleeves next time, great idea!

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  6. Beautiful! I love the floral lining. :)

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  7. Waa, Nette! it's gorgeous! the colours are too cute for words!
    See? I told you it was gonna be alright, and you did such a great job.
    I thought of you today, I used one of your tutorials... You'll see soon :D

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  8. The camel color was an excellent choice! I love that super high collar.

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  9. This has to be the most beautiful version I've seen so far. I love the colour of it.

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  10. Boa! Sowas von der Hit, wunder-, wunderschöööööön!!! *_*

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  11. wow, die Jacke ist wirklich toll geworden!

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  12. du bist so krass! ein dreifaches wow. die ist wunderbar!!

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  13. Glad to see this jacket made up by someone. I had asked about the pattern as I have some double sided waterproof stuff I thought would be nice. I was unsure about the zips on the collar etc.

    I might buy it now.

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  14. Hi Nette,

    I love your version! I was wondering if you think that a medium-weight wool fabric would work for this pattern? I'm thinking of making Version B (without the hood) - do you think that fabric would be too heavy? Thanks again! xxx

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  15. YOU ARE TOO CUTE!

    that elastic back has kept me from pouncing, but you're totally swaying me...

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  16. Oh, I love your jacket! I'm not that good at sewing, but after seing this I think I'll practice a little bit more and try this pattern too! :-)

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  17. That jacket looks gorgeous! Where did you purchase your fabric?

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  18. Hi
    i love your blog
    you're really talented
    i'm definitely following...

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  19. @caramia-ill
    Hi Caramia-Ill! Sorry for my late reply! Hhm, I think a medium-weight wool fabric could really work with this pattern. Just be sure that it really isn't heavy-weight because that might be a little too stiff for the parts where elastics are used.
    Hope you will read my late reply! :D

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  20. @Meagan
    Hi Meagan. I purchased my fabric at a German fabric online store called Alfatex. I think they deliver internationally, too. It was a real lucky and inexpensive finding.

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  21. Great jacket. They are doing a sew along on it at the moment.

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  22. Wow! I love your version of it! I've made my muslin so far and I can't believe how flattering it looks. I really can't wait to finish my coat!

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