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Pattern Review: Women’s Ollie Bomber Jacket From Sew a Little Seam (2023)

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I subscribe to ThreadCrate, a box of sewing subscriptions in which you receive a pattern, fabric and all the supplies you need to make a women’s garment every month. I had a lot of fun with the pattern in the February box. It was the Ollie lumberjack from Sew a Little Seam. I hope you find this pattern overview helpful.

ThreadCrate included some great black Ponte knit fabric for the jacket, as well as two zip options. I went with the bold rainbow zipper for my bomber jacket! I also bought a nice rainbow knit for the liner. I love how my Ollie Bomber turned out! Check out these pictures of me wearing it:

Ponte fabric is an exquisite structured knit. It keeps its shape well and its thickness makes it a good option for coats. If you are looking for fabric for an outerwear type, search for “ponte. ” You Won’t Be Disappointed!

Rating Ollie Bomberjack

CLICK HERE to get the Ollie Bomber Jacket pattern for ladies

Pattern description: Ladies knitted cardigan with zipper, welt pockets and ribbed collar and waist. Optional kangaroo pockets and hood are available. Can also fully lined, reversible or single layer.

Sewing Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Average

Format: PDF (default 8.5 × 11) instant download and A0 print shop copy

Here are the terms you should buy to sew the Ollie bomber jacket for women:[0[0

  • 1.5 meter heavy knitted material: porte, Liverpool, French terry, quilted knit or sweatshirt fleece
  • 1.5 yards of knitted fabric for lining (optional)
  • Rib knitted fabric for the collar and waistband. I just used the same fabric as the main body of my jacket and it worked fine.
  • 24-inch separator zipper. A reversible zipper can also .
  • 1 inch wide will tape if you are making the unlined version.
  • Jersey / Ball Point Needle

The Ollie Bomber Jacket pattern was not that difficult to follow, but I rated it as’average’because of the welt pockets. If you’re scared, you can leave them out, but Sew A Little Seam has fantastic photo instructions for them. The zipper is also quite simple. I think a beginner could certainly try this pattern with success. However, if you’ve never sewn with knitting before, I have a post that I think would be helpful: How to Sew Stretchy Fabrics Without Losing Your Mind.

I like the way my Ollie Bomber turned out to be, but it was big for me. I have followed the sizes on the pattern, so if you are in between sizes, it is fine to choose the smaller size for this size. The Ollie Bomber is roomy at the waist. I know bomber jackets are not very long, but I wish I had added some length to my jacket because of preference.

I would certainly recommend the Ollie Bomber again. I actually bought the kids version of Sew A Little Seam and plan to make it for my two sons from the same ponte fabric.

I never thought I’d try this pattern if it hadn’t been for ThreadCrate. I love I get a new pattern and can sew something for myself every month. After trying out this monthly sewing subscription box, you can get a 10% discount with the code: Society10. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you have a hard time coming up with your own projects and choosing the perfect fabric. This Ollie bomber is probably the most challenging pattern I’ve seen from ThreadCrate to date, but I think it would be totally fine for a beginner if you’re concerned about that.

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