The Vinny Bomber: A New Pattern for an Updated Fashion Trend

by Sewmuchtodesign
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Its always an exciting time when Fibre Mood releases their new patterns. The Vinny Bomber Jacket is one of twelve new patterns designed to transition your Me Made wardrobe into fall!

Now that bomber jackets are back on the "trend" list you can enjoy your fall transformation in effortless style. Even though a bomber jacket is a timeless staple it is once again playing a principal role on runways and as favoured street wear. Like the Vinny, bombers have been reenvisioned in a chic, oversized way. The styling is definitely back and there are lots of creative ways to wear your bomber in fresh new ways.

Neutral Bombers in particular can be paired with so many things in your wardrobe. Slip a hoodie underneath for an extra layer of warmth and add dimension to your layering. Pair you bomber with a t-shirt, cargo skirt and knee high boots or a turtleneck, skirt, white socks and Mary-Jane flats for super chic daytime outfits. Pair it with a chiffon blouse, leather pants and Chelsea boots or pointed pumps and you have a chic, upscale outfit for an evening out. A quilted skirt and lace-up boots or a matching sweatsuit and sneakers offer you comfort and style for running errands.

Vinny is the perfect mid-season jacket. I love the oversized design with an elasticized waist and cuff for easy styling and comfort. The elasticized waist allows you to zip up the jacket and tuck it under so that it has a more tailored look, or you can wear it open and layered over a summer outfit.

Vinny has so many great details. The welt patch pockets with the flap are definitely a focal point if you choose to add them. The instructions are easy to follow and as long as you take your time with the welt you will end up with a beautifully tailored feature for your bomber. I added some buttons to my pocket flaps so that they wouldn't curl up due to the thickness of the corduroy. I love the brass rimmed vintage shell buttons that highlight the gold of the zipper; subtle touches that add a chic, classic touch. The sleeves are constructed with sewn in pleats; an elegant touch. It is these little details that give the Vinny elevated design elements.

This is the first time I have made a jacket with an open-end zipper and facing. It was really fun to construct and I love how it looks coupled with the bomber style collar.

The fabric choices for your Vinny add even more to its versatility. My Vinny has been made with this lovely soft Almond Core Range Babycord from Minerva. It is 93% polyester with 5%nylon and 2%spandex making it perfect for fall weather. That very little bit of spandex makes it incredibly comfortable to wear. I will definitely be using mine for travel. It will be perfect to keep out the wind and light enough to pack easily or wear as a comfortable layer on the plane. Stay tuned for a matching skirt or pants, there is enough fabric left over and I think it will make a smashing casual ensemble together. Other fabric choices for your Vinny Bomber include wool coating, punts di Roma, scuba or fleece. I think a heavy twill or denim would look spectacular and can you imagine how lovely it would look in soft faux leather!!

Vinny is a fashion forward, on-trend addition to your fall wardrobe that can easily be styled to create many different outfits all season long. With this many styling options you are bound to make more than one. Be creative and your bomber will be in high rotation this fall/winter season.

After all there is Sew Much To Design!

Happy Bomber Jacket sewing,

Lou Sheffer

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The pleating on the cuff is such a lovely detail

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