Finished Sewing a Minoru Jacket? Let’s See It!

Have you finished your Minoru Jacket? Just like we did for the Lonsdale Sew-Along last summer, let’s round up all of your finished Minoru Jackets and share them with each other!

Post a link in the comments of this post so we can check out your finished project! You can link to your blog, your Flickr account, your Burdastyle project page – wherever we can see photos of your jacket project!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Scroll to the bottom of this post to where it says ‘Leave a Reply’
  • Fill in your name, email, and blog address (blog URL is optional!)
  • In the comment box, copy and paste a link to your blog post or photo. (It will automatically turn into a real link when the comment is published, no secret-code required!)
  • Just for fun, tell us a couple of things about your project: what do you like best about it? Have you worn it yet? Where did you go?

Kind of like this:

Hi! I’m Tasia, and my blog is http://sewaholic.net. Here’s a link to my finished jacket – http://sewaholic.net/introducing-the-next-pattern-the-minoru-jacket. I love the cotton lining, it was really easy to sew. I actually have not worn this jacket yet!  I’ve been keeping it as a pattern sample, taking it around with me when I visit places and give presentations.

You don’t have to follow that format exactly, I thought I’d give you a suggestion if you’re wondering where to start. Though it was cute that everyone followed the same format on the Lonsdale round-up post!

Just a note: if there are lots of links in a comment, the comments go to the spam folder, so they might not show up right away! I’ll be sure to check the spam folder for comments that may have slipped in by mistake.

I’m so looking forward to seeing all of your jackets!

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90 Responses to Finished Sewing a Minoru Jacket? Let’s See It!

  1. Andrea March 15, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    I’m Andrea and I finished my Minoru the weekend before the sew-along even started, I was so excited about it. My blog post is here: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.com/2012/01/minoru-sew-alone.html.

    I used a lightweight black-and-white houndstooth wool for the shell, and some bright red flannel-backed satin for the lining. My Minoru may be my most-worn handmade item, since our winter was much more mild than expected. I’ve worn it on walks, dinner dates, to work, everywhere! It’s a great casual go-to piece, and I’m starting to brainstorm about how to modify the pattern for my next version. Thanks, Tasia!

  2. Allie March 15, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    Haven’t finished a jacket yet, but can we get one of these posts for the Renfrew top? I like flipping through the flickr pool but these kind of comment-links posts are very fun!

  3. didyoumakethat March 15, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    This is so exciting! I blogged about my take on the Minoru here:http://didyoumakethat.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/sewaholic-minoru-jacket/. I made my own patch pockets to go with it (tutorial coming soon!). My favourite thing about this jacket is that the elastic in the waist makes it feel as though someone is giving me a gentle hug every time I wear it! Thank you, Tasia, for this wonderful pattern.

  4. Jodi Bonjour March 15, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I’m Jodi and I blog at SewFearless.com! I blogged about my jacket here:
    http://sewfearless.com/2012/03/08/3349/
    I had some trouble with getting it together, mostly the the zipper was a pain in the butt to get right and I was distracted by many rambunctious young children, but It felt really good to sew something for myself again. It has been a while!

    And I’m pretty excited to have some freakin’ fantastic weather here in the Midwest. Which means I don’t have to wait until spring to wear it. yay!

    Thank you, Tasia, for this lovely pattern! I feel fabulous wearing this jacket!!

  5. Caroline March 15, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Hi, I’m Caroline and you can see my Minoru here: http://missjacksondesign.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-minoru-done.html?m=1 .
    I made some simple modifications that changed the look quite a bit, and I’m super happy with it, and wear it every day. I loved the pattern and will definitely make it again in the future!

  6. Mika March 15, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I can’t wait to see everyone’s jackets! You can see mine here: http://savorystitches.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-minoru-jacket-finished.html
    It hasn’t seen much wear yet because it’s not quite warm enough, but hopefully soon. I’m dying to make another one in wool, but that will have to wait until fall.

  7. Joanne March 15, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Hooray for Minoru! I’m Joanne and I blogged about my Minoru about a week ago here: http://stitchandwitter.com/2012/03/04/completed-march-minoru/
    I used grey corduroy and a bright blue polka dot lining. I absolutely love it, and last week I was stopped in Oxford Circus and asked by a young lady where I got my coat. To which I grinned hugely and said ‘I made it myself’. And it’s because of your fabulous pattern – so massive thanks Tasia xxx

  8. Mary March 15, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    What fun to share! I’m Mary and my Minoru post is found here: http://kf-biblioblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/minoru-jacket-reveal.html I used rust colored uncut corduroy for the shell and a wild cat print for the lining. I loved the sewing process and kept a mini album https://plus.google.com/photos/110360855846928925493/albums/5711729049268215409
    I’ve been wearing my jacket lots as it is still so cold here in Oregon, and the jacket gets lots of attention. Great pattern Tasia!

  9. Vicki Kate March 15, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    Hi, I’m Vicki and I blogged about my Minoru here:
    http://vickikatemakes.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/no-2-past-the-post-minoru-jacket/

    This is the biggest sewing project I’d undertaken and I love the results. I skipped ahead of the sew along and had no problems at all following the instructions.

    My favourite part of the pattern is the collar as I love to hide in it and the flannel lining as its so cosy! I get a lot of compliments wearing it too – thanks for designing such a flattering pattern Tasia! I’m already thinking of a light weight version for the summer with welt pockets…

  10. Debbie March 15, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I loved sewing my Minoru jacket. Unfortunately I was using fabric from my stash and disn’t have enough for the hood. But my next one will have a hood, and the one after that……..

    I blogged about the jacket here: http://debbie-sewdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/02/minoru-jacket.html

  11. Jennifer March 15, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Here’s my version! http://www.flickr.com/photos/73316478@N04/6616104997/in/photostream
    It’s a teal cotton twill and I added a couple sigle welt pockets to the front. I wear my jacket all the time! My friends love the secret hood and I just love the whole thing.

    • Mary March 16, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      Wow, that is so pretty!

  12. Louisa March 15, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I made my Minoru way back in December between Christmas and New Years and blogged here:

    http://damselflys.blogspot.com/2011/12/week-between.html

    I was too impatient to wait for the sew-along! Though it was so helpful, I now wish I had been more patient. Thanks, Tasia! I will definitely be making another version eventually. I wear my jacket all the time. The sad part is that nobody realizes that I made it myself! Or maybe that’s a compliment?

  13. Gemini March 15, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I love my Minoru! I blogged about it here: http://lapetitechouette.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/finished-minoru/
    I wore it yesterday to check out a bed & breakfast in the countryside and the owner marvelled at it, to the point where I had to let her know that many other talented women had sewn the jacket too! I will definitely make another one, perhaps for the fall. Mine is red (I’ve always wanted a red jacket) with a black-on-white polka dot lining.

  14. Christina March 15, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    I’m Christina and I just blogged about my Minoru here: http://www.staciechadwick.com/2012/03/minoru-or-i-made-jacket.html

    I used bemberg rayon for the sleeves, a fun woven (with a tiny bit of stretch) for the main lining and canvas twill for the outer fabric. I’ll be making another one!

  15. Joanne March 15, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    You know the only thing wrong with this post? The fact that I have to keep adding a new brilliant beautiful (and previously unknown) blog to my reader every five minutes!

    • Christina March 15, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      That’s my favorite part! I love looking for new sewing blogs, they really inspire me to keep creating and forging through, especially when I make mistakes or the wind gets knocked out of my sails.

    • SueC56 March 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      I know what you mean!

    • Elisalex March 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      My thoughts exactly!!!

  16. Rebecca G March 15, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Hi! The Minoru was my quick dive into fashion sewing by actually following the directions. I wish I had added seam pockets and a super fuzzy lining in the collar…and bought the right size zipper for my hood (opps!). I am field testing it this week – and decided to add some elastic in the hood – it’s been raining for three solid days and Minoru is getting lots of compliments!

    here she is
    http://superstarbecca.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-finished-week-ago.html
    Thanks, Tasia!

  17. cass March 15, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    http://sewcancass.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/minoru-jacket.html

    I am not loving it as I made a really bad choice for the fabric. I do feel so completely proud of it though. I can’t believe that I made it!!

  18. Amy March 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi everyone! I’m Amy of Sew Well. I finished my Minoru last week and posted it on my blog here: http://sewwell.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/paint-me-a-minoru-the-reveal/ I just love the painted fabric that I used (found here). It’s the perfect weight for a jacket like this one, and it’s so fun and unexpected. I’ve worn this jacket several times already, and I found that it was perfect for cutting the chill on a San Francisco night and for commuting on bike. I added side-seam pockets but also like that I have secret interior pockets for keeping important things safe. Thanks, Tasia, for yet another wonderful pattern!

  19. Wendy March 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Sadly, I don’t have a MInoru of my own to share yet, but wanted to make sure you knew about this fantastic round-up that Noile did
    http://www.noile.net/2012/03/minoru-jacket-around-the-world/

    • Jo March 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      Hey Wendy, thanks for the link, and I was cuffed to see mine there too! I’d encourage you to make a Minoru too, as I’m sure everyone here would.

  20. Sophia March 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Hi, there! I’m Sophia and I blogged about the Minoru here:

    http://sophiasews.blogspot.com/2012/02/finished-minoru-part-2-for-real-this.html

    I used a really great organic cotton twill that washes easily and doesn’t wrinkle. The lining is a poly charmeuse that is seriously one of the softest I’ve ever felt. There’s a flannel underlining that makes it even warmer!

    The pattern was very well drafted and that showed through in the small amount of time I spent fitting. Also, I love that the pattern still leaves room for adding your own details.

    I love this jacket and have already worn it a lot (mostly because the winter has been a mild one).

    Thanks, Tasia!

  21. Chloe March 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    My Minoru jacket had the honor of being my first ever blog post!

    http://buttonandneedle.blogspot.com/2012/02/welcome-minoru.html

    And, as if that were not great all on it’s own, I’ve worn it every day this week, and had some great comments. I really appreciate how the waist elastic ends at the sides and does not continue around the front. Very flattering. Looking forward to making a water-resistant version in the future!

  22. Jo March 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Here’s a link to my Minoru blog post and pics: http://bubalablog.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/my-finished-minoru.html
    This has got to be one of the most satisfying sewing projects I have competed. I love that it looks well finished and not too ‘home made’! So far I’ve only worn it once on an unusually rainy cold day to take my girl to school, but when the weather cools down (it’s autumn here in Australia) I’m sure it will badly be off!

  23. Koreann Hearn March 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    I got mine done in 4 days and am so SO pleased with it. It is the first thing I have ever made that doesn’t look ‘homemade.’ Had fabric left over so made a mini-me for my little boy! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151413108865195.838339.854695194&type=1&l=77b9aee487

    • Mary March 16, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      It is so cute!

  24. Ledys March 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    I’m so excited to have finished! My name is Ledys and you can see pictures of my Minoru here: http://lecsmiscellany.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/heres-my-minoru/

    Everybody’s jackets look absolutely fabulous. Great job!

    Thank you, Tasia. I had an amazing time with this sewalong :-)

  25. Dana March 16, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Hi, my name is Dana and my Minoru can be found here http://peppertreeroad.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/minoru-completed-labour-of-love.html

    This is the first jacket I have made so am proud to have finished it. It was a bit of a trial because the fabric was so thick (red denim) but I am very pleased with the result and cannot wait for the weather to cool down here in Australia. This was also my first sewalong, thanks Tasia!

  26. Kristen March 16, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Hi, I’m Kristen from KristenMakes and I LOVE my Minoru! I’ve worn it so much since finishing, I even wore it on a 12-mile seaside hike! I hadn’t been doing much sewing for the past year and was starting to lose my sewing confidence, but this project definitely boosted it back up!

  27. Angela March 16, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Hello, I’m Angela and I’m almost finished my Minoru – the sleeve lining needs to be sewn and threads tidied up, so I haven’t worn it yet. I blogged about the jacket http://sewmentalmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/minoru-done.html and included some links that were useful to me in making it waterproof.
    I sewed the hood differently in the hope of keeping rain out. These 4 pics might help show what I did:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37651834@N06/6841186014/in/photostream

    It’s the first jacket I’ve sewn for myself and I love the pattern. It’s great so see so many other gorgeous versions

  28. Mary March 16, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I just went through all the blogs listed so far and am inspired to plan another minoru for fall. Everyone deserves kudos for doing such a great job on their projects. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Rachel March 16, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Hi, I’m Rachel from The Netherlands and yesterday I finished my Minoru-jacket. You can find it here: http://mamapluis.blogspot.com/2012/03/minoru-jas.html I absolutely adore this jacket because it’s fun to make and comfortable to wear. The pattern fit perfectly, I didn’t have to adjust anything. The sew along ended just in time, because when I finished it yesterday the sun came out so I immediately got a chance to wear it when I picked up my son from school. And yes… I did see some jealous glances from the other mothers(or maybe I just imagined that:)

  30. maddie flanigan March 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I didn’t make the jacket but I have been following along with your sew-a-long and I must say, everyone’s jacket, including yours, is lovely. I’m especially in love with the orange!

  31. Leith March 17, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Hi! I’m Leith from Melbourne, Australia. You can check out my Minoru Jacket at http://www.sewbrunswick.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/my-minoru-jacket.html. I am new to blogging and this was my first project I blogged. I made it out of a cotton metal blend fabric that is slightly crinkly and lined it with a white Japanese cotton polka dot fabric. I wanted a lightweight summer jacket and it is perfect. I am about to cut out my winter version with black wool and Liberty lining.

  32. Steph A March 17, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I’m Stephanie from Ottawa, Canada, and I finished my jacket on Thursday right after Tasia posted the final step! You can check out my Minoru jacket here:
    http://escapadesinsewing.blogspot.ca/2012/03/minoru-jacket-finished.html
    No pics of me wearing it yet, but hopefully soon. I’ve worn it every day since I finished it and love it.

    Is there a flickr group for the Minoru jacket? I’d love to see pics of everyone’s jackets there. The only other way to find/see lots of minoru jackets is to Google “minoru jacket” and then click on the “images” result; I did that last week and already found lots!

  33. Elisalex March 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Couldn’t be happier with my Minoru! Just posted about it here – http://stitchmesoftly.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/minoru-and-me.html

    I used a red cotton twill, tartan/plaid brushed cotton lining, no hood but I did add the side seam pockets. I have worn it every day since I finished it! Planning another soon, but not before churning out some Renfrews!

  34. Kirsty March 18, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    Hi, I’m Kirsty of Rocket Sews. I had a ball making my Minoru Jacket, choosing a loud and waterproof fabric and playing with some of the construction details. Having my pocket addition featured here at Sewaholic really made me excited. My Minoru has been on a few outings so far, but we haven’t had much wet or cold weather so it is biding it’s time in the hallyway waiting for autumn to kick in. Finished photos here http://rocketsews.otheredge.com.au/?p=93 Next one? That’ll be in a sweatshirt knit for early mornings – nice and snuggly. Thanks for an awesome pattern and great sewalong!

  35. MalleQ March 18, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Hi, Im Malene :D I have the blog http://www.malleq.blogspot.com were you can se my minoru jacket.
    I have made it in some outdoor fabric, so it is wind- and water resistant. The linning is cotton teddybear – so its soft and warm! I need that here in Denmark! In the sleeves I have used satin and some thermo as lining.
    I have made a little change in the sleeves, because its easier to put on gloves then ;)
    Love my jacket – and I wanna make one more soon :D

  36. Pauline March 18, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Hi, I’m Pauline. I just finished my Minoru jacket yesterday and as soon as it was done, I wore it to ride my bike. My post can be found here: http://paulineguillet.blogspot.com.es/2012/03/sherlock-minoru.html. I am so happy with my jacket, it’s perfect for riding my bike, and it got me lots of compliments!
    I used an english plaid wool (think Sherlock Holmes) and lined it with bright yellow bemberg. It’s casual, yet chic. Perfect for the week-end.

  37. scuffsan March 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I made my minoru in marine beaver nylon with a fun purple lining. I blogged it here: http://scuffsan.blogspot.se/2012/03/minoru.html (in swedish). You can also find it on burdastyle: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/my-blue-minoru.
    It was my first try at a jacket, and the first time i made flap pockets. I learned a lot and had so much fun making this!

  38. Lindsay March 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Wow, so many lovely Minorus! I finished mine up yesterday and I love it! It’s made in a gray cotton twill. I wore it out today for some furniture shopping. It must have been good luck because we found a couch that was marked down from $1699 to $509! Enjoy!

    http://lindsaypinds.blogspot.com/2012/03/sewaholic-minoru.html

  39. Adrienne March 19, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    Hi! I’m Adrienne and you can see my Catwoman Minoru at
    allstyleandallsubstance.blogspot.com/2012/03/catwoman-minoru.html
    I use black oilcloth and a beige lining.
    The jacket is extremely well made and I’m already planning my next one.
    Can only recommend this. Thanks, Tasia!

  40. Latrice March 19, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Sadly, I have not finished my minoru jacket. I having some problems with mines. I’ll try to get back to working on it after the move.

  41. Deanna Diaz March 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    Here’s my Minoru

    http://beepboopbopbeep.blogspot.com/2012/03/projects.html

    I’m just stoked that I actually made a jacket. That’s one of those things that I never thought a regular person could make. I would typically leave that to the pros but now I know that it’s not that scary.

    I’ve worn this jacket to work a few times. It’s lined with cotton fabric and the outer shell is really thick so it’s nice and warm and soft. I love it. I’m just sad that Spring will soon be here and it’ll end up sitting in my closet until Fall.

  42. Ruth Black March 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi, I’m Ruth and I just finished my jacket. I was so happy to have the sewalong. I doubt it would have turned out as nice without it. I used a raincoating fabric and Bemberg lining from Gorgeous Fabrics. I added patch pockets and am really glad I did. Thanks to all who added pockets first, I wouldn’t have tried it without seeing other examples. Pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57134907@N04/sets/72157629631053149/

  43. Susan - Knitters Delight March 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I’m Susan from Knitters Delight and I finished my Minoru jacket on Tuesday. My blog post can be found here: http://knitters-delight.blogspot.com/2012/03/fo-1103-minoru-jacket.html

    I used a woven cotton polyester blend jacket for the shell and some stretch satin fabric from my stash for the lining. I am so proud of myself for completing this jacket. I am already preparing for round two!

  44. Meagan March 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    HI I’m Meagan and I just finished the hem on my Minoru and hour ago. This is probably the most complicated project I have ever sewed and I completely love how it turned out. I also love looking at everyone else’s versions – they are all spectacular!!!

    I update my blog about once every four months….here it is for some pictures.
    http://craftymeagan.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-love-my-new-minoru-jacket.html

    I really enjoyed the jacket and the only part I found really frustrating was the topstitching! I ripped out topstitching several times. I did see some suggestions for a Microtex needle, so I will have to try that.

    Can’t wait to wear my jacket out in public for the first time tomorrow!

  45. Annabelle March 26, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    Hi everyone, I finally had a chance to photograph my minoru! The weather had been too nice once I finished the jacket (no complaints about that from me). You can see pictures of my completed minoru on my blog.

    I even have a picture while doing a cartwheel, just to show that this jacket is perfectly constructed for active wear – thanks Tasia :)

  46. Darci March 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Just finished over the weekend and BOY do I LOVE this jacket! Thanks for designing such a cool jacket, Tasia!

    http://darcidoodle-do.blogspot.com/2012/03/sewaholic-patterns-minoru-jacket.html

  47. Ash March 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    FINALLY got around to taking some snaps of my jacket! I pretty much haven’t taken it off since I finished it last week :) Blogged here www,smashknits.com.

    Version 2.0 is already in the works! :)

  48. Elle C March 30, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    I created a board for finished Minoru jackets, and I thought you might find it useful, so I added you as a contributor. If you don`t want to have access to this board, let me know and I will take you name off contributor list.

    • Tasia March 30, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      What a great idea! I love it! Thanks for getting it started, there are so many great jackets to view all in one place now! :)

    • Carola May 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Where are they? Which board? Can you please post a link?

  49. Inna March 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    Mine is finally finished too! ;)

  50. Sharon May 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Hi, I’m Sharon from Sydney, Austarlia and I have finally finished my Minoru. You can see all the details at my blog here: http://petiteandsewing.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Minoru%20Jacket%20Sew-Along%3B%20Sewaholic%201103

    Thank you Tasia for such a great sew-along, the additional information provided here makes sewing this jacket a breeze.

  51. aleah May 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I’m aleah from no time to sew, and after far too much delay I have a Minoru! I made it in a buffalo plaid fabric, too, and I think it totally worked, even though it wasn’t recommended. Check it out here: http://notimetosew.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/at-long-last-its-a-minoru/
    Thanks for a fantastic jacket pattern Tasia – you made sewing my first coat so easy!

  52. Caramia May 28, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Hi Tasia,
    Here is my version (uhhhh better late than never? lol): http://caramia-ill.blogspot.ca/2012/05/sari-minoru.html

    I followed the Sew-Along steps during March and April, finally finishing the jacket in the beginning of May… My daughter was a newborn when you had the Sew-Along, but once she was a bit bigger and I had a bit more time I was able to complete the jacket in a few weeks. Thank you so much for a lovely pattern and great instructions! Hugs from Squampton!

    - Caramia

  53. Rebecca Marsden June 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Hi I’m Rebecca from Pickwood Stitch and I am so close to finishing my waterproof minoru.

    You can see my progress here: pickwoodstitch.blogspot.co.uk

    I would really appreciate some followers as I only have 3, which include my husband and brother! Thanks!

  54. Megan June 17, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Finally got around to posting the entire process of my Minoru from start to finish on my new blog space! I love it and am about to take it from New Hampshire to France for 10 weeks. I’m hoping for lots of chilly nights.

    http://megantada.blogspot.com/2012/06/from-vault-first-sewing-pattern.html

  55. jessica w August 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I finally finished my jacket, thanks Tasia for such a great pattern and the sew a long, I don’t think I would have been able to finish it without that.

    http://warfieldfamily.com/2012/08/my-minoru-jacket/

  56. Barbara Crisp August 19, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Just finished my first Minoru and I love it! Here’s the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/85315356@N03/
    I wanted something water resistant and cosy, so I used West Coast cloth for the shell and a soft minky fleece for the body lining, with a cheery cotton print for the sleeve lining, pockets and hanging tab. Next time I’d definitely add side pockets and maybe just put in one small inside pocket. Also be careful if you’re using snap closures for the inside pockets – the profile of the snap might be obvious on the outside and suddenly you have, ahem, spurious nipples oh-oh! Also, don’t trim the waist elastic when you’re sleepy, as I did, causing the horror of slashing the outside of the jacket and the need for some kind of repair. You can see in the “blunder” picture how I repaired the slash and in doing so made a cute (I hope!) geometric embellishment. Have fabric for another Minoru for one lucky daughter, and feel I will be making a lot more!

  57. Erin October 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    http://trumbelinasews.blogspot.ca/2012/10/my-minoru-and-first-giveaway.html – October 2012.
    I made this jacket to go to New York city when I found out that I won tickets to Saturday Night Live. I had a great time, and it was the perfect piece to wear every day.

    • Tasia October 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

      Looks great!

  58. crab&bee November 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I’m a little/lot late to the party, but I loved looking at all the comments on this page when I was starting my Minoru! I’m happy to say that I finally finished mine: http://crabandbee.blogspot.com/2012/11/minoru-by-morgan.html. It’s already getting lots of wear.

  59. Eleyna February 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m a year late, but here she is!

    http://eleynagomez.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/minoru-completed/

    This is an amazing pattern. Thank you so much!

  60. Tiffany March 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m also a bit late to the party, but here is my finished jacket:
    http://tiffanysnotionsandknits.blogspot.ca/2013/03/sewing-my-completed-minoru.html

  61. Jennie from Mrs Beckinsale April 7, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    I’m Jennie from Melbourne, Australia. I just finished a Minoru and followed the sew-along (about 15 months after it began). I love my new jacket and can’t wait for the wether to get a bit cooler so I can wear it! It’s nearly the middle of autumn and it was 28oC this weekend…
    http://cravingsfrocks.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/minoru-jacket.html

  62. Crystal May 23, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    I finished my Minoru yesterday and I love it. I used a red ultrex water resistant fabric for the shell and lined it with a black & cream giraffe print silk. It’s got double rows of black top stitching, hidden side seam pockets and a fully lined hood. It is the perfect cool/wet weather errand jacket for me!
    http://sewingvortex.blogspot.com/2013/05/whats-black-white-red-all-over.html

    • Tasia May 23, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Looks awesome! I love the lining fabric and the lined hood. Great job!

  63. Aimee May 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi, I just finished my Minoru! It was great having an awesome pattern to work with and easy to understand directions. I’m so glad I made this and can’t wait to make other versions of it as well http://guildofgoods.blogspot.com/2013/05/minoru-update-its-finished.html

  64. Janina June 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    I finished my Minoru Jacket already some months ago, but now I finally have some nice pictures on my blog. It was really great fun! Thanks for the pattern and the awesome sew-along!
    http://www.blueskysunhigh.de/2013/06/26/minoru-jacket-fertig/

  65. Linda August 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    My jacket is finished, and I’m incredibly happy :)
    Lots of pictures on your blog: http://www.familieprat.no/wordpress/trepafem/
    I made it in cotton and ties in the hood and neck.
    Thanks for the great tut.

  66. Janina November 26, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Hello Tasia,

    a while ago, I finished my Minoru Jacket and it was fun to wear it during spring, summer and the early autum. Now it’s getting really cold and the jacket will take a rest till next spring. It’s really a great pattern and easier to sew than I thought. I wrote about it on my blog…unfortunately in german. ;)
    http://www.blueskysunhigh.de/2013/06/26/minoru-jacket-fertig/

    Keep on making such great patterns!

  67. O December 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    What a great pattern! I finished my Minoru last week and posted about it a couple of days ago here:
    http://limescented.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/iridescence/

    I left out the zip and did a button flap instead.

  68. Aimee January 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    I just finished my second Minoru last month as a Christmas present for my mom. She loved it http://guildofgoods.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-finished-jacket-minoru-round-two.html

  69. indigorchid January 26, 2014 at 4:35 am #

    I finished my Minoru, and wanted to share here! It’s in purple, and I absolutely love the color! http://www.indigorchid.com/2014/01/26/minoru-jacket-part-1/

    After seeing someone here do a zipperguard, I added one as well. Very nice touch!

  70. Katy March 12, 2014 at 3:33 am #

    I just finished my Parka inspired Parka, I added fur trim to the hood and a funky lining and am officially in love :) http://www.sleeksilhouette.com/2014/03/09/recre-kate-reveal-the-minoru-parka/

    It’s not left my back since I made it, the silhouette is gorgeous!

  71. Amy March 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    My finished Minoru: http://www.thatssewamy.com/past-projects/sewaholic-minoru-jacket/

    I love this pattern and will be making it again. I’ve worn it about 100 times and plan on wearing it lots more. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on the fit and design. I’ll have to make this for my Minerva Blogger Network next time because people will love it!

    Thanks so much!

  72. Maider...Masustak March 21, 2014 at 3:35 am #

    Hi Tasia!
    I´ve just finished my Minoru! I love it, it turned out soooo cute. Thanks for this awesome pattern :-)
    I have written a post in my blog about my version, here the link:
    http://masustak-eguzkitan.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/my-moss-green-minoru.html

  73. Courtney June 2, 2014 at 5:44 am #

    Did anyone do a removable hood that zips off? After seeing some of the mods I think I’m going to give this coat a try and that’s what immediately jumped to mind!

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