Rigel Bomber January: Inspiration!

Y’all ready for this? ‘Cause the holidays are over, January’s here, and it’s time to sew some Rigel bomber jackets! I thought it would be fun to kick off our “sew-together” with an inspiration post! Mel posted some fabulous RTW inspiration already- have you seen her post? I wanted to show you guys some fun versions of the pattern that have already been sewn up… I’m filled with serious bomber envy just looking at these! [Note: obviously none of these photos are my own, and they’re all used with the permission of the owners. Also, when you click on each photo, you’ll be taken to the original blog post about the bomber!]

Florals are a popular choice! Check out Hanne‘s beautiful red floral Rigel:

And here’s Sally‘s fun floral:

Here’s Amanda‘s pretty floral:

And Elizabeth‘s:

Here’s Debbie‘s:

Here’s Julie‘s:

Check out Novita‘s- she made a removable fleece lining for extra warmth! It buttons in… clever!

Florals not your style? How about tiny pineapples?! Look at this fun jacket, made by Elizabeth!

Or polka dots? Check out Lucinda‘s!

I kinda can’t deal with how much I love Clare‘s:

What about a cozy version in sweatshirt fleece, like Sophie-Lee‘s? I’ll take one, please!

Esther used a knit and some stretch lace- how pretty is this?!

Look at Kim‘s faux suede! Awesome!

While we’re already visiting Kim, check out her sparkly metallic version:

What about a classic black version, like Emmie‘s?

Here’s another one from Julie:

Look at this version, from The Pretty Pickle!

Christy made a sporty version out of sparkly ponte. Fun!

This version from The New Craft Society, in quilted Liberty lawn, is fantastic!

Last but not least, I’m OBSESSED with this gorgeous Rigel from Katy & Laney in a vibrant Vlisco print:

Whaddaya think? Inspired yet??? I sure hope so!

OK, just as a reminder, we’ll be sewing together throughout the month of January. You can add your photos to our Flickr group, and our hashtag for Instagram or Twitter is #rigelbomberjanuary. You can grab a copy of the pattern here if you haven’t already. Alright… now… ready, set, Rigel!

59 responses

  1. I thought I wanted floral… but now I just want so many different kinds (the quilted?! hello!). I got a Mood gift card for Christmas, so I think I’ll go and just see what calls out to me!


  2. Well, now that you’ve established the fact that this jacket looks absolutely amazing in every fabric ever, and equally amazing ON every single sewing blogger alive, I guess I should add it to my list lol


  3. Gah where is everyone finding this amazing colorful ribbing? Can’t wait to get started on mine, even if the weather tells me it’s going to be months until I can wear it comfortably!


  4. I can’t even look at this jacket without freezing my collarbones off, but LOVE seeing so many interpretations of the same pattern and how they suit each sewer’s personality! Awesome round-up. Maybe I’ll be into this neckline come spring/summer. πŸ™‚


  5. Oh my goodness! These are all so great!! I want one of each. I have my pattern and I’m almost ready to get to work. I’m just considering what fabric I want to use. Yay for group sewing!


  6. I always learn something new from you! While this jacket doesn’t fit my lifestyle I will be following along because there is some amazing stitched jackets here with some awesome fabric choices!


  7. Omg the quilted one is awesome! I’m so not organised for this. Im crossing my fingers I can get my shit together and join in but I’m not holding my breath.


  8. What a great round-up! This was a really fun post. Looking forward to seeing which fabrics everyone chooses in January. I recently noticed that my local shop now carries rib knit, and I immediately thought of this sewalong. One day I’ll get to this pattern!


  9. Man, I’m even more excited about making another one, now. I have an inkling of which fabric to use, but we’ll have to see if that pans out… It may involve dancing skeletons. I also have to do a couple of alterations on the pattern, boo (shorten it to hit my waist, raise up that neckline and shorten/tighten the ribbing)


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  13. I just found your post and had already decided to make the Rigel bomber next so this is perfect timing. I already have my fabric so am ready to go. Can’t wait to get started on it. Brilliant collection of pics for inspiration as well. Loving the quilted version.


      • The fabric I am going to use is a cotton from Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics and is called ‘City Lights Night’, it has a black background with colourful dots all over it. Hoping it will look lovely. I also have a fleece I may end up lining it with. Looking forward to getting started later today!


  14. Oh my days I had no idea how much I needed a bomber jacket in my life until I saw this post! Bit late to join but will certainly be picking up this pattern in the near future…


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