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Catch up Monday: Floral bomber jacket

As with many other viewers of the Great British Bake Off last year, I was captivated by Mary Berry's floral bomber jacket - worn with great aplomb during botanics week. 
I'd been vaguely thinking about making myself something similar when I came across the perfect fabric, in the sale (even better) of my local fabric store.
I did quite of bit of searching for the pattern I wanted to use, and in the end went for Waffle Pattern's Cookie Blouson Jacket. I really like the pattern, but I have also been eyeing up one of Waffle's coat patterns for a while. Never having used a Waffle pattern before, I was a bit nervous to have my first attempt with some rather precious coat fabric. So, I thought a cookie jacket would be a good way to test out their patterns. 
I was not disappointed.

The main fabric, as I mentioned above, was from my local store. While I was able to get black ribbed cuffs for the jacket, none of my local shops would sell me black ribbed bands for the bottom or …

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