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Bomber jacket of many colors

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Poly bomber, front

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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Casual, Mod
Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Bargain "costume" polyester, wool rib knit and Thinsulate interlining.

Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? My first zippers look pretty good, same with my first welt pockets (ya gotta love you tube), and the collar and hem ribbing. The quilting looks best from a distance.

Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Burda instructions are for people who don't need instructions. I was into the woods here with lining and insulating and quilting and inside pockets. This was far from express. But I loved Janet's burrito concept, and with a bit more experience I will be tossing my pin cushion, maybe. When I venture into the real deal, silk and not poly, I will publish that. The back drop is the Bridger range in Montana, btw.

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What a great idea, I love the bold colors and the unexpected fabric type! Don't toss the pin cushion especially if you are moving on to silks. But do get silk pins. Now that you have taken the class you will use less pins, but you'll need a few now and again. Happy Sewing, Janet

09/13/2013 Flag

Depite all the mistakes, the jacket gets great comments by passers-by, although that could be due to the boldness of the colors. I need to add several inches to the sleeve length (I am more closely related to the great apes than most humans) but I'm quite excited to make this in the silk. Stay tuned. And thanks for the great class.

09/14/2013 Flag

You have done a great job! Love it!

09/14/2013 Flag

Outstanding effort, especially for a "newby" sewer. It looks fantastic! Love the fabrics. Can't wait to see the silk version.

09/28/2013 Flag


11/22/2013 Flag

Awesome! Jacket

02/26/2014 Flag