Rachel’s Minoru Jacket

Another Minoru Jacket from pattern testing! Rachel from Melbourne used a waterproof cotton canvas fabric, in a fun shade of pink. Talk about brightening up a rainy day!

Rachel used a cotton print for the main lining, but lined the sleeves with a slippery fabric so it would be easy to wear over sweaters (jumpers). Good idea! My orange jacket sample is lined with cotton, and while it was super easy to sew the lining in a cotton fabric, it does make it harder to pull on over sweaters. Something to think about if you’re planning to layer your jacket over sweaters and long sleeves!

Click to check out Rachel’s blog post about the Minoru Jacket and see more photos. She’s already worn it in a downpour and reports that the jacket held up well and kept her dry! Thanks Rachel, for being a pattern tester!

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7 Responses to Rachel’s Minoru Jacket

  1. Kerry November 24, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    Ah, good point about the lining and layers! Am planning to make the jacket so will keep it in mind.

  2. Paunnet November 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    How cute! Love the bright colour!

  3. Rachel November 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks Tasia! It really is a great jacket. And as you spotted I’ve posted some new photos including one of the inside: http://mymessings.blogspot.com/2011/11/grey-dress-and-better-minoru-pics.html

  4. Sue November 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I am really falling in love with the Minoru Jacket, I just might order a pattern! There are endless possibilities, depending on colour and fabric! I don’t have much of a waistline! Do you thing the style would suit my slightly oblong shape as well as a pear shape?

  5. Wag Doll November 28, 2011 at 6:15 am #

    This looks great – what a gorgeous colour!

  6. Debbie December 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    I love the colour! I have my pattern already but will wait for the sew along in January, I have some other things to finish up in the meantime.

    this is a really nice jacket. Well done!


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