DIY Bomber Jacket Using M7636

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DIY Bomber Jacket Using M7636

Hi Guys! Today I’m bringing you this awesome bomber jacket from Beaute’ J’Adore. Beaute’ J’Adore has the most amazinng patterns with MCall’s pattern company. I think I own all of them at this point, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to sew one up. After it was all said and done, this pattern really wasn’t that bad to work with.

Now I know what you might be thinking, “I’ve seen this fabric before”. Well, yes you have. I made my Bruges Bomber Jacket with the same fabric which you can read all about HERE. I had more of this fabric left and decided to use it for McCall’s 7636. I got my inspiration from Mimi G’s version which you can check out HERE. She used a buffalo plaid fabric with heather grey double knit for the cuffs and collar. Now, this fabric was purchased in a store called Toto in Paris France by my good friend. The grey double knit I purchased from JOANN Fabrics.


I went casual with this look. I paired it with a pair of glasses I purchased on PoshMark. You can sign up using my LINK and receive $5 off your 1st purchase. Make sure you download the app. I also wore a T-Shirt I made which says I’m Sew Fly. Love my t-shirt. I wore a pair of black jeans from Old Navy and a pair of black thigh high boots I got on sale at Payless Shoes. Did you know they’re going out of business? You should check out your local Payless and get some deals.

McCall’s 7636 Pattern Review

Pattern Description:

Misses’ Bomber-Style Jacket

Pattern Sizing:

6-22 Based on my body measurements I made a straight size 18 with no modifications.

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

Yes, it looked exactly like it.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were fairly easy to follow. I did run into a few issues. I’m not sure why I didn’t understand the zipper instillation instructions, but I didn’t. My next project is going to be Simplicity which is a Mimi G pattern that comes with a sewalong. I watched her zipper installing for her jacket and I did the samething with mine. I also could not figure out the back facing. There were no markings and I could not undertstand the instructions at all. Once again, I watched how Mimi installed her facing and I did what she did.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Besides the few instuctions I couldn’t follow, I thought the pattern was fine. Nothing that I particularly like or dislike.

Fabric Used:

Honestly, not sure. It’s a satin but it’s a heavy weight. I think this may be an upholstery fabric. My friend purchased this fabric for me in Paris.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not shorten the zipper as instructed in the instuctions. I just sewed it up in the collar seam and it was fine. For the back facing I placed it wrong sides together at the shoulder seams and matched it up with the front lining at the shoulder seams to make sure they matched up and pinned it. Before attaching the facing, I serged the bottom edge and pressed it under. Once the facing was attached, I top stitched it down. I also decided not to use the piping detail for the arms and front of jacket.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would make this again. Although it’s a nice detail to have, I think I could have done without the pleated sleeves.


This is a great pattern for a bomber jacket. Depending on how you like your clothes to fit, you might find it a little large. This was the look I was going for, so it worked out. Also, if you have a short torso, you might want to shorten it also.

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