If you give the same sewing pattern to a group of makers worldwide, you’ll get so many different interpretations of the design. This month, a few of our ambassadors sewed the new Larkin bomber, and they each put an individual spin on the jacket, from pattern hacks to some really fun fabric choices.
- Used elastic casings for the cuffs and waistband
- Lengthened the collar by 4” (since it didn’t stretch)
- Sized up so it would be a little roomy
- Took 2” out of the length and used snaps instead of a zipper
- Took 2” out of the sleeve length (but she says she should have just taken out 1”)
She used a vintage thrifted cotton corduroy and made the following hacks:
- Added a self-lined drawstring hood and elasticated cuffs
- Shortened the length and reshaped the pocket
- Turned up the hemline to create a channel for elastic
- Added decorative patch pocket flap
- Omitted the zip guard to reduce bulk
Laurel chose a quilted velvety fabric with color-coordinating cuffs, lengthening the bodice by 3/4" and the sleeves by 2.5".