Morgan’s Mini-ru

Have you guys seen Morgan’s Mini-ru jacket? It’s so cute! I love seeing patterns being modified in creative and personal ways. It really makes me want to look at my patterns with fresh eyes and spend some time making modifications to make my pattern investments stretch further.


Here are some of Morgan’s mods in her own words:

As you might have guessed, I used the Sewaholic Minoru pattern. I made a size smaller than my previous version, shortened it by 8″ and took the side seams at the bottom hem in by a half-inch to reduce some of the flare. I think the fit is even better than my other Minoru, and I can still wear a loose-fitting sweater underneath.

The only other real change was forgoing the elastic wristbands for flat ones and shortening the sleeves a tiny bit.



 My goal with this project was to create a fall/spring jacket that was the right length for the higher waistlines of dresses and skirts. I could easily see myself creating a third version in a slightly longer length that would work well with pants.  I think taking 6″ instead of 8″ off the hem would do it.

Thank you Morgan for making such a wonderful version of our of our favorite patterns!

You can find our Minoru jacket pattern in our shiny new online shop, here. Happy Friday everyone!

P.S. Morgan’s first Minoru was also lovely! If you don’t already follow Morgan’s blog, Crab & Bee, you’re missing out!

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7 Responses to Morgan’s Mini-ru

  1. Ms. SpoolTeacher November 22, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Well you sent Ms. SpoolTeacher “trolling” and she is now following two others as a result of this post. How will she ever get anything done ever? She’ll take the advice of Morgan and persevere!

  2. Shannon November 22, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Such a good idea! Love it.

  3. Amy November 22, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    I love how Morgan posed in front of a gritty graffiti background, making it even more edgy. Nice job, kudos!

  4. Ally November 22, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    The high collar would be perfect for blocking some of our cold winds today. Love this jacket – it has a real Pacific Northwest vibe!

  5. nicole November 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    This is such a simple but wonderful idea! Makes me want to get my Minoru pattern out and make one for myself asap! I love seeing all the different ways other sewers make/interpret patterns, always inspires me :-)

  6. Tiffany November 23, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    That looks cute and practical. Good job Morgan!

  7. Nat @ Made in Home November 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Such a great idea! I have not started mine yet, and it may be too cold now for the fabric I chose, but soon real soon I will start it!