The Minoru Jacket is a zip-front weekend jacket with a secret hood hidden inside the wide collar! If you prefer, skip the hood and let the dramatic collar be the focus. Flattering raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy-to-sew, and the elastic waistline creates a slim, curve-hugging silhouette.
No need to choose between having a hood OR a cute collar. The hood is tucked away in the wide, roomy collar, ready for when you need it, but stays hidden when you don’t! The collar looks great done up or left open. The jacket is fully lined, with interior patch pockets to stash your cards and keys safely and out of sight.
Practical and pretty!
Posted by MM on 19th Feb 2014
This was the first Sewaholic pattern I've made, and the instructions were very clear, the sizing was accurate which helped me make the perfect fit with adjustments where I needed, and best of all - the jacket is fantastic! I love the length, the defined waist, and the hood. I really wish the pattern had exterior pockets, but I added some inseam side pockets and it wasn't a big deal. I will definitely be making this again - I get compliments on it all the time and people can't believe I made it myself. Oh and when I make it again (because as other reviewers have said -- I definitely will!) I will make the hood a bit smaller, because in the size 14 the hood is too big and falls so low over my face as to cover my eyes!
Posted by Unknown on 30th Dec 2013
The minoru was the first jacket I had made and I was very intimidated going in, but I fell in love with this pattern. I've made three minorus so far and have one more cut and ready to be sewn. While there are a lot of pattern pieces, the instructions are very clear (and the sew-along posts help if you have any questions or want more pictures) and everything came together very easily. My only real issue with this jacket is that there are no exterior pockets in the pattern--adding side seam pockets was easy, but who ever heard of a jacket without exterior pockets?! But I love the elastic waist--it's easy to get lost in a bulky jacket, especially when you're curvy, and it means the minoru looks good on different body types. My coat was made from canvas with flannel lining, and I had to go one size up to compensate for the thicker fabric, but I had no other issues.
Posted by Jessica W on 30th Nov 2013
I bought this pattern scared to death that it would be too hard to make considering it was the first piece of clothing I had ever sewn. I followed the sew-a-long that Tasia put on her blog which made it very doable to sew this jacket. I LOVE the fit, I made mine in a size 4. Here is a link to my jacket.
Posted by Amanda (Sewin' in the Rain) on 27th Nov 2013
I've been looking for a casual zip-up jacket, and the elastic waist on this pattern really appealed to me (love the fitted shape). This jacket comes together surprisingly quickly and I've received so many compliments! People can't believe it's handmade. More on my blog (shortlink): http://wp.me/p2ifO5-AM
Posted by Sarah on 27th Nov 2013
I'd say I'm an advanced beginner sewingwise but I had never sewed something for myself before. I jumped in with this pattern and the sewalong was a great hand-holder for me, guiding me though all the steps plus extra tips and tricks. I came as a size 14 according to the sizing chart but next time (there will definitely be a next time!) I'll sew a 12 as there is some room in the bust. The sleeves were longer as described but this was great for me and simple to change if you don't like it. I liked that you can adjust the waist elastic to fit exactly as you like. I learned lots with this pattern and would really recommend it.