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!
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.
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!
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!