My Second Rigel Bomber Jacket (Pattern Review)

Ever since I made my first Rigel bomber Jacket from PaperCut Patterns, I knew I would make this jacket again. For more details about my first one please check out my post here.

Note that this pattern is out of print, the Designer no longer sells it, but you might still be able to grab a copy from independent sellers online.

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I used plain black fabric for the facings also because the canvas fabric I chose for the outer shell was fraying more than I expected and felt that a solid black will work better with it. Apart from adding a lining, I also used some ribbon to add a hanging loop and I used a Prym Marking and ironing set to make an inside patch pocket using some really fun fabric. Just because I could!

For more details about my thoughts about working with this fabric please check out my post on Minerva website here*.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: The Rigel Bomber Sewing Pattern* from Papercut Patterns*. An easy fit unlined raglan sleeve bomber jacket with the option to make with a geometric sleeve detail or a plain sleeve. Includes front welt pockets, neck, sleeve and hem ribbing, open-end front zipper and front-facing.

Sizing: XXS to XL (I made view A in an XS)

Fabric: 1.6 m Love London cotton canvas * 1 m paper touch cotton* 0.5 m tubular rib stretch fabric* 0.25 m solid cotton drill *

Notions: 30 cm long open-ended zipper *, 0.25 m interfacing

Modifications: I modified the pattern to include lining (here is a link to a tutorial that explains how to create the patterns for the lining).

Instructions: On this occasion, I did not use any as I lost them. I did find a YouTube video with a sew along that shows the steps taken to construct it here)

Fit: Good. As I made an XS not an S for the fit is a little closer to the body than on the sample used on the envelope model.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes

Watch out for: marking the welt pockets and interfacing them it is very important so make sure you do your prep work before you construct them.

Make Again?: Sure.

While doing the research for the links for the lining tutorial or sew-along I also found a link to a tutorial on how to add zippered pockets which I really like and will consider using on my next jacket.


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