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Paint Me a Minoru

Added Mar 17, 2012

by ahearta

Seattle, Washing...






I made this Minoru during the Sewaholic.net Minoru Sew-Along. I added side-seam pockets (for a tutorial, see here) and made a few other minor tweaks here and there. My favorite part: the fabric. I got it from FineFabrics.com during their winter sale. It’s a wonderful weight for a project like this one, and I recommend snatching it up if you’re interested. You can find it here. I lined the jacket, even the hood, with a gold Bemberg rayon. And, I did my best to get a matching zipper (with gold teeth!) from ZipperStop.com.

All in all, I couldn’t be happier with this jacket. It’s perfect for cutting the chill on a typical San Francisco evening or for keeping me cozy during my daily bike commute. It’s fun yet practical. A perfect combination if you ask me. Thanks, Tasia, for leading such a fun Sew-Along!

You can read more on my blog, Sew Well.

Material Notes

Cotton with a bit of lycra fashion fabric, Bemberg rayon lining, an insanely long separating zipper, interfacing, and two buttons to keep the secret internal pockets closed.


Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon


Sew-Along Leader

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    Mar 25, 2012, 08.58 AMby celinesompayrac

    What a great project

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    Mar 17, 2012, 09.00 PMby asperge11


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    Mar 17, 2012, 03.58 PMby smallone

    you absolutely get the best-minoru-to-date prize….this is sooo fabulously individual, yet stylish and chic.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 02.47 PMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, looks incredible!

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    Mar 17, 2012, 10.47 AMby lienepien

    Nice jacket!

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    Mar 17, 2012, 10.14 AMby freakusbzzz

    very cool, and really sliming too, especially for a jacket.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 10.01 AMby TailorFairy

    Wonderful Jacket! Well done!

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    Mar 17, 2012, 02.20 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! What a great jacket.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 01.09 AMby schnui

    I too love it and it looks great on you.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 12.55 AMby sewinginthewind

    Love it — so cute for Spring!

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