Hi Friends! I’m really excited to share this DIY drop shoulder bomber jacket I made using less than 1m of fabric.  I know I say this often, but THIS is my new favourite make. I’m serious. It’s a super clean piece both on the inside and out, making it look incredibly professional. It’s also really versatile with is athletic-chic look, so I can wear it with sneakers or dress it up with heels. So combining all that with how little fabric I had at my disposal makes me very happy!

Fabric

I found this beautiful blue stretch knit fabric on the “odds & ends” rack at Fabricland for dirt cheap and only managed to get 0.9m. The lady cutting said that I might be able to make a fitted sleeveless dress, but let it be known that for less than 1m, this drop shoulder bomber jacket can be made!

let it be known that for less than 1m, this drop shoulder bomber jacket can be made!

You just have to be extra careful because there won’t be any leftover material in case of mistakes! Case in point: There wasn’t enough to make pockets which is the only downside to this project. Staying on a good note though, I am absolutely in love with this blue! I think it’s such a standout colour to wear and different from what you typically see out there.

Drop Shoulder Bomber Jacket Pattern

I made the pattern for this drop shoulder bomber jacket by studying the make of 3-4 sweaters and zip-ups I have lying around to help get the perfect fit and to fully understand how to construct it properly.

Making a zip up can be a little complicated if you don’t understand how it’s constructed to begin with. I learned the basics from making one before using M7100, which never made it to the blog because I ruined it during the very last stage (serging the waist band. Womp womp…). However, the upside is that I learned from my mistakes and had no trouble putting this one together. I would recommend giving M7100 a shot before going off on your own.

If you’d like a tutorial on how I made this one, leave a comment below!

Zipper

My favourite part of this jacket is the two way zipper! I get compliments on it every single time I wear it. It’s the most expensive part of the jacket, originally priced at $25 but I got it on sale for half price. It hurts my heart a little to think about paying that much for a zipper even at 50% off but it’s definitely the showpiece of it and makes the jacket look luxurious, so I suppose it’s money well spent!

Final Thoughts

I’m very happy with how this turned out. The colour, fit and beautiful zipper detail suits me and my style perfectly. It’s also a nice reminder of why creating my own wardrobe is so awesome: because I can make things that are uniquely ME. While making this I also realized how easy it is to default to always making a dress so it’s cool to venture out to something like this and expand on my skill set. If you want a tutorial on how to make something like this – leave a comment below or get in touch!

xo

Sharadha

Makeup provided by: Sheryl Sharma / Arbonne
Photos by: Barak Falkovitz. Find him on IG to see more of his work!



Jeans: TopShop | Tank: H&M | Sunnies: F21 | Watch: Casio
Makeup provided by: Sheryl Sharma
Photos by: Barak Falkovitz. Find him on IG to see more of his work!


 

15 Comments

  1. Oh yes, please post a tutorial! A bomber jacket is on my list for #makenine and I could need some tips 🙂 Yours turned out beautiful!

    • Sharadha Reply

      Thank you so much! Yes it’s such an awesome make to have in your closet! Thank you for the feedback!

    • Sharadha Reply

      Thank you! Yes the zip is my fav part of it! I got it from Fabricland. The brand is “Accents”

  2. Oh, I get so excited when you post. This is a BEAUTY! Absolutely, tutorial (but I’m pretty sure my desire to copy you will win out over my impatience to make a bomber jacket, like, tomorrow).

    • Sharadha Reply

      Aw you’re too kind Marcy! AS IF you need a tutorial you sewing-bosslady! I expect to see a bomber jacket in your timeline in the coming days lol! Thanks you so much for the love & support!

  3. Wow that zipper is gorgeous! That’s a show-stopper for sure – where did you buy it? I’m an unabashed zipper nerd but they are SO important not only for pizzazz but for function too. There is nothing that annoys me more than a cheap zipper 🙂 I love your jacket of course but that zipper! It was worth the investment 🙂

    • Sharadha Reply

      Hellooo! Thank you! The zipper is from Fabricland. The brand is “Accent”. I love a good zipper too, can totally make a difference in a piece!

  4. Hi Sharadha, I love, love, love this jacket. I’m a bit of a newbie but I’m very inspired by your entire collection – DIY clothes that are just gorgeous. If you do post a tutorial, I’d love to view it. In the meantime, I’ll check out M7100.

    Forgive me to for asking (and I hope it’s not insulting) but are you a self-thought seamstress/designer?

    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Sharadha Reply

      Hi Karen! Thank you for the kind words! not insulting at all! yes I’m almost entirely self taught except for the small things I learned here and there from my family 😀

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  6. Beautiful bomber jacket . Just love the colour. Tutorial would be great.😀

  7. Fantastic bomber jacket!

    I’m in the process of sewing a similar jacket in red. So, yes please, would love a tutorial…

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