Lovely Indie Sewing pattern try#6 > Minoru Jacket

Minoru jacket is a very popular, everyone’s fave pattern from Sewaholic. My version sewed up! I’ve been waiting this comes with pdf format and finally I could try this!

Sewaholic’s patterns are designed and sized for pear shaped bodies, but i’m not. So this time, my main modification point was the hip size, I reduced -1cm from the front and back bodice (total -4cm) on the hip. Also, I adjust waist elastic position up about 4cm.(because i’m very short). and shorten the sleeve length.

Original pattern has inside pockets. but I put them outside for making more functional also as design accents.

Main material is cotton gabardine. I think gabardine is basically good for this design, but my fabric is bit too stiff for making gather. I used my favourite cotton plaid fabric for inside and made bold black lines accents using plastic zippers and zipper tabs for making sporty look.

I found Minoru’s shape is very good for any body types, not only for pear shape. The sewing process is not too difficult, it is recommendable as first jacket project for advanced beginners.


Kaew Fairtex vs Kimura “Philip” Minoru

From the K-1 WORLD GP 2015 -60kg card. A bout between K-1 65KG GP tournament champion Kaew Fairtex and Kimura Minoru. I have no idea how this didn’t go an extra round.


So I might have spent most of today making these. They’re just variants of the same graphic, so they have the same ladies on them.

UPDATE: These two designs are now available on redbubble. (The White One or The Black One)

The ladies from left to right:

Top Row:Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Finesse, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), White Queen (Emma Frost), Rogue, Hazmat, America Chavez, Jean Grey, Scarlet Witch, Molly Hayes (Princess Powerful)

Second Row: Karolina Dean (Lucy in the Sky), Arachne, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Nico Minoru (Sister Grimm), Daisy Johnson (Quake), Spider Woman (Jessica Drew), Stature (Cassie Lang), Storm, Tigar, Veil

Third Row: Wasp, Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), White Tiger (Ava Ayala), Xavin, Black Cat, Elektra, Invisible Woman, Mockingbird, Spider Gwen, She-Hulk, Kitty Pryde, Maria Hill, Jocasta, Mystique

Bottom Row: Peggy Carter, Arana, X-23, Dagger, Lightspeed, Sharon Carter

Rainier Bank Tower - Minoru Yamasaki.

Parece una maqueta, y lo es, pero el edificio ya está construido. El arquitecto es el mismo de la torre Picasso y de las difuntas torres gemelas (AKA World Trade Center). Como podéis apreciar el estilo es inconfundible.

Rainier Bank Tower, Seattle, Washington, 1972-1977.