I searched near and far (but like, online) for the perfect bomber. I mean wow, there are some beauties out there. I'm looking at you Gucci, but unfortunately my bank account was like nah girl. Not to mention I'm recently married and not trying to rock the boat right out of the gate.
I come from a long line of seamstresses. My mother, my mother's mother. Her mother's mother. I'll stop there. You get the picture.
Anyway, I myself, never had much interest in the sewing part. Growing up I would either find or makeup designs for something I wanted and harass my mother to whip it up for me. It really wasn't until this jacket that I really had the desire to learn myself.
I binged some episodes of Project Runway to get hyped- much like athletes listening to their jam before a big game ( I imagine), called up my mother and asked if she'd join me in my quest to create the perfect bomber.
I had a pretty good idea of the fabrics I wanted to incorporate, and of course Mood Fabrics had a killer selection. I found everything I needed, and a lot of other things for new projects (sorry mom). I found a pattern most similar to what I wanted which was a Simplicity Pattern 8418 D5. We modified the pattern a bit. I went with pattern “A”, but removed the zipper and added buttons instead. It was headache, more so for my mother who had to figure it out, and then try to explain and teach me. Bless her. But I’m super happy with the finished product.
Dress Her Up
Velvet Pants: Whitehouse Black Market
Heels: NineWest (on sale & in stock)
Dress Her Down
Crop Top: Amazon
Shoes: Steve Madden
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