Here are photos of the final prototype bomber jacket that we’re making in Fall 2016 Apparel Manufacturing Boot Camp. Again, volunteers (2 slots still available) congregate over 4 days in my Albuquerque sewing factory to make winter coats that are donated to needy children in our community. I’m quite pleased with how it came out. Clicking on any image will take you to the full size photo, and discussion plus links to videos follow below them.
This bomber jacket has raglan sleeves with a darted shoulder for superior fit. This particular jacket is a size 7, designed specific to our “customer”. Our customer has a rounder and slightly longer torso in relation to over all height. I suppose one could say it is designed for a child who gets a lot of macro nutrients. To be less diplomatic about it, the jackets will fit a heavier than average child.
The angled trim along the sleeves is reflective. The trim itself is exceedingly difficult to source and involves much gnashing of teeth and copious begging. The same could be said for the ribbing but that’s another story. Returning to the trim, we changed the placement of it as compared to the coat we made last Fall because this will be more visible and eye catching. The trim of 2015 was along the yokes which ended up being covered by a backpack or its straps. As the wearer is often swinging their arms as they walk, putting it on the sleeve is an excellent choice. I don’t remember which designer had that idea but it’s gold, in my opinion.
Speaking of our designers, the two who finished our final prototype, allowed me to video them being somewhat silly. The first one is their testimonial for boot camp. You can meet these characters and work with them if you register today -we still have 2 openings. Enjoy.