Liz’s Minoru Jacket

Many of you have asked about using wool or other dressier, suiting fabrics for the Minoru Jacket. What better way to answer the question than show you an actual jacket using a wool fabric?

Liz from Zilredloh used a wool blend fabric for pattern testing the Minoru Jacket, and it turned out beautifully!

Click to visit her blog and check out more photos of Liz’s gorgeous fall jacket – and can you see the polka-dot heels? Adorable! She also reveals what it was like being a pattern tester for me, going into details about the process. An interesting read if you’ve ever wondered what pattern testing is all about!

The more finished versions of this jacket I see, the more I love seeing what kind of fabric everyone picked! The deep burgundy lining is perfect for fall, especially next to the tweed. It’s a totally different look in a dressier fabric! (And now I want to sew a tweed one, too…)

Thanks Liz for being a pattern tester!

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12 Responses to Liz’s Minoru Jacket

  1. Susan - Knitters Delight November 15, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    I love her take on the minoru.

  2. Cennetta November 15, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    Excellent! Great looking jacket.

  3. Ginger November 15, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Really, really cute! These are all turning out so differently and so nice!

  4. Liz November 15, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    It’s me!!!! Thanks for the lovely shout-out Tasia. :)

    I really love my Minoru. I don’t think I’ve ever pondered sewing a garment for someone else, but I could totally see making one for each of my sisters along with my mom.

    • Leslie November 16, 2011 at 6:49 am #

      Nice work, Liz! The jacket looks great!

  5. Corinne November 15, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    what a great interpretation, Liz, I think this is my favorite so far, even though I am allergic to wool!

  6. Stephanie November 15, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Oh my gosh, it looks so pretty in wool =D She did a fantastic job!! I totally can’t wait to make mine =)

  7. Tasha November 15, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Yay for Liz! It was really interesting reading about her pattern testing experience. I love the chic look of her Minoru!

  8. Laurie November 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    I enjoyed reading her post and I’m glad you let her adapt the pattern as she wished. I often adapt patterns out of need (I am tall) or choice. I was glad to hear that the pattern is indeed adaptable!
    Laurie

  9. Holly November 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    This was a great post. I love that she used a wool! I was wondering if the jacket would look good in a wool, and it looks GREAT! I have to agree with a post on her blog – I was a fan of the jacket, but don’t really need a casual one, however, making it in wool makes me want to buy the pattern! And I LOVE the stiff collar!

  10. Nat November 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Wow, looks great. I can’t decide which fabric I like best of all the versions.

    I’m so excited to see that my Minoru pattern is in the mail. I know I won’t get to sewing it until January, but just to be able to hold it and read it over and over!!

  11. Amber December 18, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    I ordered my pattern last week! I can’t wait to get started. This will be awesome!

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