I realized several years ago when I made my first bomber jacket that I LOVE them. Which was interesting because I don’t think I owned any RTW bombers. I’ve made several for myself and Miss Socialite over the past few years. Somehow I managed not to make one last year, because I already had three, but this year it’s on as I still have several versions I need to create.
Even though my first attempts were a fail, my sister insisted that she wanted an Ankara jacket, mind you I still didn’t have one. This time I used M7100. I love this pattern, read about this successful make here. As most things I make for my her and my mother, I’ve never seen her wear this.
After the success of my sisters jacket I made myself my own version of M7100 out of a floral quilted knit I purchased from Fabric Mart.
Miss Socialite got a matching floral jacket (and joggers). I love the Ollie Bomber jacket for kids! Her instructions for both the unlined and lined version are awesome! I bag all my bombers per her instructions.
I sewed this bomber as an entry for Pattern Reviews Sewing Bee (see here). The challenge was a reversible piece and I made this satin/Angola bomber using Simplicity 8418 . My only complaint about this jacket is that cotton doesn’t make the best lining, so I hardly wear it showing the satin side.
So after making six bomber jackets (7 really -I made one for a customer) I still have so many more I want.
Denim: I love all of theses
Leopard: Who doesn’t love animal print?
Varsity: Especially because patches are a thing now.
I could also make an argument for more version like leather, velvet, suede or quilted, but where would I store all of this jackets?!
Have you sewn a bomber jacket? What version should I make next?