I *may* have copied Hannah a little with this jacket. Have you seen her quilted Rigel Bomber? Preeetty similar! We’re both still in love with Bomber jackets in general, they’re so easy to make and you can wear them with pretty much anything.
Pssst! If you’d like to make your own Bomber have a look at the workshop we’ve got coming up.
I used the Butterick B6181 pattern for my jacket unlike Hannah’s Papercut Rigel. It has a more traditional, oversized shape for a bomber but it came up so long that I shortened it loads. It ended up really cropped though so I probably went too cutting-happy with the scissors. The sleeves are also too short… oops.
The fabric is Liberty Tana Lawn from Alice Caroline in Ianthe, one of Liberty’s classic prints. I love it in this colour way and thought the pale pinks, yellows and greens would be perfect for Spring.
The whole bomber shell is quilted which makes it a little stiffer and warmer. I lined it in grey and used grey ribbing for the collar, cuffs and waist. The Butterick pattern doesn’t actually use ribbing but I much prefer bombers that do. I guess my finished jacket is a bit of a Butterick/Papercut mashup.
Everywhere I go I see people wearing bomber jackets and it makes me so happy to wear my own unique one. If you’d like to be able to make your own Bomber, sign up to our workshop where we’ll be teaching a whole day class making the Papercut Rigel. There will be food and drinks and lots of sewing fun – we’d love to have you there!