V9275 – Sewing A Bomber Jacket

V9275 sewing pattern

This is the V9275 – a longline bomber jacket – made in beautiful designer wool bought from Fabric Godmother a gazillion years ago. The fabric sat in my stash for so long because I just couldn’t decide what to make. After all, that pattern is random and challenging.

I needed those squares to line up. I didn’t cut fabric out on the fold – I cut in single layers for accurate pattern matching. I think I made it work, though I can’t stop seeing a horse on my bottom!

I used the wrong side of the wool as I loved the fuzzy grey. The collar and cuffs were made from boiled wool and the coat was lined in quilted lining fabric from Stoff & Stil.

The pattern is pretty simple and straightforward. It would make a perfect first coat project.

I’d suggest you don’t use contrast lining fabric as there are no facings and the lining goes right up to the hem. You don’t want your quirky flash of colour to become distracting or draw attention to inaccuracies.

V9275 collar detail

V9275 cuff

how to sew a zip

Before you do the last piece of hand stitching on the lining hem, just check that the front bottom flaps of your coat front match up. If they don’t, go back in and do a bit of tweaking. Doesn’t take long!

If you haven’t already read Kate’s review of this pattern over at The Foldline, take heed – this pattern runs big. I went down two whole sizes. Yes, two. Even then, I used a 20mm seam allowance at the sleeve insertion, knowing that I could afford to shave a bit more off.

There are nice deep pockets to shove your fists into when the snow starts to fall.

how to sew a coat

I really love my new coat! It even matches Ella. Which is a good job, as this may become my new go-to coat for walking the dog.

boiled wool fabric

ella christmas instagram

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21 Responses to V9275 – Sewing A Bomber Jacket

  1. peggy says:

    This is double cute!

  2. noak73 says:

    The longer length really lends itself beautifully to the fabric you used.

  3. What a lovely coat. It looks super toasty. Perfect for being out in this weather. I do like the pattern. It is very unusual. Ella is lovely. Xx

  4. Caroline says:

    A great idea to match your super jacket to your pretty pet. I have made a shift dress to match my tuxedo cat, Carla and have written a post on it too!

  5. robbie says:

    I love it and the longer length is just my speed. The quilted lining is a double bonus.

  6. mumokio says:

    Ooh, I saw Kate’s too and loved it. It’s now the first on my to-do list for the New year and SWAP2018. I can see that yours was quite challenging fabric pattern wise and you’ve got a great outcome.

  7. Caroline Joynson says:

    Such a great coat Karen. The unusual wool fabric works really well with this style.

  8. Eliz~ says:

    Love it!! Beautiful work!

  9. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) says:

    great use of that fabric, I hadn’t noticed that pattern but it looks fantastic and very cozy too.

  10. This is really cute! This pattern is on my to sew list so I appreciate your tips!

  11. Great fabric! Like chic tetris game! 🙂

  12. Linda says:

    I also see the horse!

  13. Jean says:

    Love, love, love your fabric and how you used it. This is my kind of style. I already have the pattern but no fabric as great as yours. Thanks for the picture of Ella. Always wonderful to see her.

  14. Anne says:

    Really nice! It looks lovely on you!
    You make me consider this pattern for some wool in deep stash. I like your use of boiled wool for the cuffs!

  15. Megan says:

    You shouldn’t have mentioned the horse, I see it, there’s one on the front too. Ha ha. Have a very happy Christmas.

  16. Paula says:

    You say horse like that’s a bad thing! Lovely jacket, even if I am in 35 degree Sydney.

  17. Mags says:

    Incredibly stylish dog walking! I’m always a scruff. Great coat, I thought of crosswords when I saw it!

  18. This is amazing Karen! Such a great use of that incredible fabric. I’m really tempted by this pattern

  19. I love a coat that keeps my bum warm. Nice job on the ribbing and zip. You two will look very stylish together!

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  21. martaziegler says:

    Stylish and comfy looking!

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