The Minoru has got to be one of the cutest weekend jackets of all time. I had to do it one time, two times, three times and now this time. Sewaholic patterns champion the pear-shaped figure. I’d say my figure more closely resembles the Michelin man/beach ball figure and with a few adjustments this jacket fits quite well, IMHO. In an earlier version I did a FBA and brought that over to this project.
Covering my hips is necessary so this version sports extra length. Finally, I installed a dual separating zipper -a first. I’m looking forward to the benefits of that feature.
Seems it took forever and a day to find just the right lining. Long story short I got this via eBay at $2.00/yard. Yesssss! Needless to say my photography does not do it justice. Hopefully you can see the pattern better in the photo below or in the ones I will take modeling this baby.
Two small inside pockets come with this jacket which is definitely convenient. I omitted the velcro for closing. Plus, I added two outside patch pockets on the front.
- Fashion Fabrics Red Orange Twill – $11.85
- Lining: eBay approx. $6.00
- Dual Separating Zipper 30″ – $7.99
- Elastic – from stash
They say,”Never say never”, but this probably needs to be my last Minoru. At least for myself, LOL. Wait, then again, I did give the Pink Minoru that I made for myself away to a local thrift store. The lining was the bomb, but the bed sheet shell not so much.
You know, if I just had to sew another I think I would make the sleeve circumference a skosh roomier! All-in-all, I still love, love this weekend jacket.
Sobriety from electronic sewing since 2012