Anna’s Minoru Jacket

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m back with another version of the Minoru Jacket. This one is from Anna, a pattern tester from Italy. Pretty awesome to think that someone in Japan and someone in Italy could be wearing a Minoru Jacket, on complete opposite sides of the world. And all of us in North America in between!

Anna’s version is interesting because she used a knit fabric. Recently, a lot of people have asked me whether knit fabrics – polar fleece, sweatshirt fleece, athletic knits, cotton knits – would work for the Minoru Jacket. I’ve said yes, but it’s always better to see a real-life version to get an idea of what it would look like. I bet it’s super comfortable to wear!

Anna talks about her experience sewing the jacket in a knit fabric – click the image to keep reading and see more photos!

This is exactly how I’ve worn my jackets – tights and boots, skirt, cosy scarf. It’s such a cute and comfortable way to dress up for Fall! And the photos are exactly what Fall looks like in my imagination. In reality we’ve already had snow and it rains almost every day – not quite as pretty as in her photos!

Thanks Anna, for being a pattern tester!

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4 Responses to Anna’s Minoru Jacket

  1. little betty November 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I can’t wait until Autumn in Australia. My sewing list for cooler weather is already growing and this cute number is on it!. Also I do love Anna’s blog

  2. Amy November 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    Thanks for posting a link to Anna’s knit jacket. I still really want to make my Minoru out of sweatshirt cotton. I think the pattern would make such a lovely hoodie for keeping the chill off. I can’t wait for the Sew-Along!

  3. Sharmin November 22, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Awesome! I agree with Anna that pockets would be awesome with this jacket.. since there aren’t any seams along the front I imagine they would go on top, but suggestions would be welcome. I’m excited for the Sew-Along!

  4. Stephanie November 22, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    I’m overwhelmed with fabric choices for Minoru! At first I thought bright canvas would be fun and now I want to use up the dark gray sweatshirt knit in my stash. Hopefully I’ll end up with a couple of jackets, but completely different looks.

    I received my pattern in the mail yesterday! Thanks so much.

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