Sewaholic 1130 – Another Minoru Jacket


A few months ago I made a Minoru jacket for a vacation we had planned. We were going to be visiting Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St-Petersburg and Helsinki while on a cruise sailing from Copenhagen. I made my original jacket based on what the weather had been historically. As our vacation approached I noticed that Scandinavia was having unseasonably warm weather. Another jacket would be needed. Like all good sewists, I went through my stash and decided to make a jacket 10 days before we were scheduled to leave. My husband was not surprised and has come to expect nothing less than last minute sewing for an event. (Picture above taken in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen).


I purchased this medium weight printed cotton and the polyester charmeuse lining from Britex Fabrics in San Francisco last fall. My intention was to make a Minoru jacket at some point with these fabrics. I “rush” ordered a zipper from Wawak Sewing Supplies and was good to go.

I added 1.25″ to the length of the jacket. I also created a cuff by adding a facing to the bottom of the sleeve rather than the elastic cuff called for by the pattern. In addition, I added inseam pockets. I omitted the hood but added interfacing to the collar pieces. (Picture above taken in the King’s Garden, Copenhagen)


I always try to find a fabric store when I travel. I didn’t have to look far because Stof & Stil was right across the street from our hotel. They have a beautiful selection of fabric and the people working there are very nice. I purchased a printed cotton sateen as well as a tiny gingham check seersucker. We had early morning events both days we were in Copenhagen so we were gone before they opened. I was able to make it to the store on the second day 15 minutes before they closed. That limited my shopping considerably 😉  Fabric bought while on vacation is the BEST!

My husband and I love jazz so the chance to take a Dave Koz jazz cruise AND visit some places we had never been to was a wonderful opportunity.


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21 thoughts on “Sewaholic 1130 – Another Minoru Jacket

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  2. Wonderful looking jacket Lucy, and I enjoyed reading about your last minute sewing adventure and seeing a few pics from your trip. I will have to try the Minoru myself one of these days. If you have made three so far, this must be an excellent pattern!

  3. Love seeing the pics of your vacation and the wonderful jacket you whipped up days before your trip. The fabric you purchased looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see what you make.

  4. This is such a beautiful jacket! I love the fabric and your changes. I have yet to make my Minoru, but this seems like the perfect version. I hope you enjoyed your trip, and I am sorry to hear you didn’t get to fabric shop longer!

  5. Great Minoru Lucy! The lining looks so fun.

    I’m sure any cruise would be great, but to take one with a jazz musician….awesome!

  6. Good thinking to monitor the weather before your trip! Love the lining in your new jacket, too.
    We are en route to Europe for a river cruise from Basel to Vienna, so it was fun to learn a bit about your ocean cruise, Luci. Hope you and your husband really enjoyed it! I will definitely be looking for fabric throughout our river trip! ;-}

  7. I love your jacket – and your revisions seem perfect. That pattern is on my must have list. Vacation fabric is the best!! So fun to make and wear something that brings back the memories of travel.

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