Rigel Bomber Inspiration

Happy New Year everyone!

I have two makes left from 2014 to post, both need photographing and one is quite old but I’ll get there. I won’t be doing a 2014 roundup this year or making any New Years Resolutions because they’re always the same: sew more, blog more, have fun.

If you want to see what I did make in 2014 it’s all on my wardrobe page, the pretty pictures link to the relevant post.

So it’s January now and that means it’s time for Rigel Bomber Jacket January!

Are you sewing along with Kat, Sonja and myself?

Don’t forget to join our flickr group and share you sweet jackets with us. We will each choose our favourite and those lucky winners will receive a pattern of their choice from Katie at Papercut because she is as awesome as you guys! 🙂

Today I picked up the last bits I need to get started and put everything through the wash, yay. I’ll share my fabric with you in another post soon, today I want to motivate you to join us with some rtw bombers I have been stalking online for inspiration.

I’ve included some pricing (in NZD, the links should show your currency but if not then convert to your preferred here). I know we don’t all sew to save money, I certainly don’t, although I do sometimes add things up it’s not my main motivation. Still, I picked up 1.5m of my shell fabric for $11.99/m…some of the numbers after these dollar signs are worth a look, don’t spill your coffee…

First up, some colour!

2nd Day Tiplie Bomber Jacket in Print from AsosNZD$468.72 on sale for $204.15 – A bargain right?! 😉 Actually I really like the quilting and black contrast. That skirt could totally be a black Hollyburn with a slinky SJ Tee.

Bella Brush Stroke Print Contrast Sleeve Bomber from Boohoo.com, NZD$30.00 – This fabric is gorgeous, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this print in a cotton sateen somewhere and I like the contrast sleeve as relief. Pair it with another SJ Tee in light marl grey t-shirting with your leather Chataigne shorts.

Monki Cropped Bomber In Print from AsosNZD$83.33 – The patchwork look is cute with the modern prints. Chuck it on over you Pneuma top and Anima pants on the way to the gym perhaps?

And now some more colour, because colour is my favourite…colour:

Tolani Romina Bomber from Revolve, NZD$221.93

Taliah Blurred Print Bomber Jacket from Boohoo.com, NZD$45.00 now NZD$25.00

Clover Canyon Byzantine Scarf Neoprene Bomber Jacket from Revolve, NZD$493.89 now NZD$296.33 – All the Clover Canyon prints are fabulous, I need this fabric in my stash!

All these bombers will go great over you Ginger jeans or Peter and the Wolf pants!

Now for something a bit more glam…

ASOS Sequin Bomber Jacket, NZD$59.58 now NZD$21.12 – Really? Only $21? I am suspicious…but I also love that deep red sparkle…with another Hollyburn but this time in leather with added studs…an excuse to sew with a hammer, what’s not to love?

Eight Sixty Bomber Jacket from Revolve, $112.89 I want to make this, don’t you?

Bomber Jacket by Sister Jane from Top Shop, NZD$129.30 now NZD$69.60 If it’s all a bit too much then how about just the arms in sequins?

Perhaps you’d prefer something a bit more sporty?

Oasis Quilted Leather Look Bomber Jacket from Asos, NZD$124.99 now NZD$75.00 I really like the stitching at the shoulder, nice detailing.

Fred Perry Tennis Bomber Jacket from Urban Outfitters, NZD$550.30 now NZD$385.20

Without Walls Black Zip Bomber Jacket from Urban Outfitters, NZD$127.20 now NZD$89.00 A lighter weight fabric with contrast bottom is really nice. Love the thumb slots but I’m not sure what you’d put in those boob pockets…yeah.

I’ll leave you with something a bit weird…different…and cats 🙂

findersKEEPERS Santa Monica Check Bomber from Shopbop, NZD$255.98 This is no good for Wellington but an interesting idea…maybe in a Broderie anglaise?

This awesome kitty bomber from MadeMeNZ$360.80, is no longer available but I’ve seen a duvet cover in the kiddies section at Spotlight, hmmm…

Givenchy Bomber jacket with silk-satin panels in black lace from Net-a-porter, NZD$3332.30 Yep, that’s 3000 dollars…I dare someone to make a lace bomber this month, go on, for me?

We’re looking forward to seeing your fabric choices, share them with us on IG or twitter using our hashtag #rigelbomberjanuary 😀


Do you guys Pin?

I have to admit that I don’t. Well actually I used too, then I got all a bit weirded out by the thinspiration that kept cropping up in my search so I stopped doing it…then I deleted my account because I just didn’t use it and I kind of like to keep a handle on how many internet identities I have randomly floating around.

I prefer to use Evernote plus I tend to be stuck in the habit of saving a ridiculous amount of images in folders on my hard drive so I can flick through them at my leisure when I need inspiration.

Then I discovered in my referrer sats that despite not pinning personally people are pinning me, which is pretty cool:

Pinterest is a good way to easily remember that tutorial you spotted, and it’s visual, which is how most creative types learn and retain knowledge. Did you ever do that test at school, the VAK (visual/audio/kinesthetic) learning test? I was mostly a visual chicky, with a bit of kinesthetic thrown in for good measure.

Anyway, if you’ve pinned me in the past thanks heaps, I love new visitors and comments and sharing the love.

Happy Monday everyone xx