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Sewaholic’s Minoru jacket review

by Pauline Alice
minoru jacket

Yep, I finished my Sewaholic Minoru jacket!
I have been following Tasia’s sew-along and I was so impatient to wear the jacket.
I finished the hem on Saturday morning and as soon as the last thread was cut, I put it on and rode my bike to the city center. And Tasia, the wonderful pattern maker, was right: it’s a great jacket for riding.

The pattern is great, not as difficult as I first thought. But following the sew-along was a right choice for me. I could have done it without, but I am also sure the finitions wouldn’t be so well made. I got compliments all day long, and everytime I explained I did it myself, people were surprised. That’s what I like with this pattern, easy but with so many details that give it a polished look: the metalic zippers, the elastic bands of the belt and sleeves ends, the big collar with its secret hood…

minoru jacket back viewminoru hood detail

minoru jacket

Even if the pattern specified that plaid fabrics were not recommended, when I saw this wool English plaid, I knew it was going to be my Minoru jacket. I am quite happy with the result, I matched the plaid quite well. I like that it looks like something a modern Sherlock Holmes could wear. I lined it with bright yellow-golden bemberg for a nice contrast.

So, to summarize, I am really happy with my new jacket. I might plan a second one, in a solid colour, but I’ll wait for next year as it’s almost too warm now to wear it in daytime. I highly recommend the pattern, I consider myself being between novice and intermediate and I understood it perfectly. See how happy I am!

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experimentsandaccidents 19 March, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Digital high-five to you! That is such an awesome coat – the tweed is perfect! I just got that pattern in the mail and can't wait to start!

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 4:46 pm

You sure should try it, it's such a great pattern. And be sure to look at all the versions made in Sewaholic's blog.
I'll check yours…

Christina 19 March, 2012 - 3:36 pm

I love the plaid option, it looks wonderful!

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Thanks Christina.

Frau Tipmatic 19 March, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Bounjour Pauline! I love your complete outfit: the dress, the coat, the bag (!!!), the bike and the sun!! I definitly think I have to try a Minoru jacket as well, I already so so many great versions. Have a good day! Greetings from Germany.

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Thank you. The pattern is great and I enjoyed seeing all the different versions on the net. How amazing that with the same pattern, every jacket is unique. I hope to see your own jacket.

Mary 19 March, 2012 - 3:55 pm

This is perfection with your lovely coloring.

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Thanks Mary for your nice comment.

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 5:00 pm

And I love your version of the Minoru.

la inglesita 19 March, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Hola desde España Pauline! this is one of the best Minoru jackets I´ve seen! Congratulations!!

Pauline 19 March, 2012 - 10:19 pm

Gracias Maria. Te recomendo este patron si no lo tienes. Está genial. Un saludo.

Masustak eguzkitan 20 March, 2012 - 10:40 am

Hi Pauline!!
I found your blog today, you´ve lovely projects!
Your Minoru Jacket is absolutely fantastic. I read that you moved to Valencia, it´s a great change! I´m from Bizkaia, I live near to Bilbao. I also have a sewing blog, I write it in Basque and English, if you want check it!
¡Qué tengas un buen día! 😉

Pauline 21 March, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Hola Maider, gracais por tu comentario. I like that your write in Basque , even if I don't understand. Un saludo.

sylvia mnz 29 March, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Ideal la chaquetaaa!!!! yo la he visto en persona y es digna de alta costura!
besitos Pauline!

Pauline 30 March, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Gracias Sylvia. Hablamos para tu vestido!

Mode Chocolat 21 April, 2012 - 2:29 pm

So lovely jacket!!! Bravo!

TIKISMIKIS 21 April, 2012 - 5:04 pm

I love this jacket! I already have the pattern in my hands but I think I will wait for the autumn to do my own version! Un saludo

Pauline 22 April, 2012 - 10:06 am

Gracias. El patron esta genial, y si vas en el blog de Sewaholic, tienes el paso a paso con un monton de fotos y explicaciones. Un saludo

Livin Real, Happy Sincerity! 14 February, 2014 - 12:31 am

Hello Pauline, i like this jacket and the fabric combination. I'm learning how to sew. Do you have a step by step tutorial of it?
By the way, thanks for keeping your inspiring blog.

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