It’s actually been a couple weeks since I wrapped up the Midway Bomber Jacket Sewalong over at Pretty Posh Prints, but I wanted to make sure and document it on my blog (finally)!
It was a whirlwind of sewing, pattern hacks and collaboration, but it couldn’t have gone better, and I really enjoyed the experience. I was blown away by some of the jackets that were sewn up by participants, and I really appreciate both the amazing seamstresses that joined me for the sew along as well as Brenda of Pretty Posh Prints and Angelyn of Greenstyle Creations for supporting me in making it happen.
To recap, during the sewalong I made three versions of the Midway Bomber Jacket, all showcasing various hacks and modifications.
My first jacket during the sewalong (see my original two Bombers that I made during testing here) was an athletic inspired jacket, with mesh sleeves (fabric from Joanns), a black scuba main fabric (from Knitpop), zipper pockets, and a hood.
I added a binding to the hood seam to keep everything neat, and incorporated a reflective exposed zipper from Pacific Trimming. I love this version- it costs much less than the ready to wear inspiration, and is custom fit for me! It also happens to be a perfect match with my stride tights!
The second jacket I made was also a “pinspiration”. I used black ponte from knitpop for the sleeves, grey doubleknit from Joanns for the main body, and nylon/spandex heavy ribbing and a zipper from Pacific Trimmings. This jacket has a sporty vibe, and since it’s unlined, is perfect for the transition between seasons! I added a zipper facing to this version for a clean finish- so it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside!
I used a reversible zipper from Joanns, and the ribbing was from Jumping June Textiles. I love the versatility of this jacket, and the double layer makes it extra warm.
Each jacket I made came with hacks/tutorials shared on the Greenstyle Blog. You can find them all linked below:
You can also check out my blog post on supplies here.
Enough about my versions! My favorite part of a sewalong is seeing what others create, and I wasn’t disappointed in the least.
Here are some great examples:
By Victoria Nangle
By Allie Schuer
The winners were drawn randomly, and won a prize pack of patterns and a certificate for free fabric! How awesome is that?!
Don’t have the Midway Bomber Jacket Pattern yet? You can grab it here!
I’ll be doing another sew along for the Midway Bomber in the fall, but I also think it would make a cute summer jacket in a lightweight woven (you might want to size up though, if you’re on the upper end of a size range since it’s drafted for knits). There are still so many Midway Bomber’s in my head- I’m no where near being done with this pattern, and at 5 jackets and counting, that makes it one of my most prolific patterns to date!
As if all that wasn’t enough, I was also able to squeeze in a pair of Brassie Shorts in this awesome distressed doubleknit from The Fab Clique. It comes in several colorways, and was really easy to sew up! I have to admit- until Joni pointed it out, I didn’t notice there was a shorts cut line on the Brassie Joggers (made as pants before here)- but now that I know, there will be many more pairs! I used the yoga waistband hack from the blog (here), and ended up with a comfy-but-cool pair of shorts I’ll be wearing all summer long!
Well, that’s a wrap for this sewalong! What other patterns would you like to see me do a sewalong for in the future! Make sure to comment below, and sign up to follow my blog (link in sidebar) so you don’t miss any posts!
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