February 7, 2022

Meet the Kimball Bomber Jacket, February’s Cashmerette Club Pattern


Update 3/1/22: The Kimball Bomber Jacket pattern is now only available at the All Access level of the Cashmerette Club.

Kick off your 2022 style with the Kimball Bomber Jacket—the ideal bomber jacket sewing pattern for curves—available for as little as $9 when you join Cashmerette Club!

Earlier today, we shared the big news: we’re starting Cashmerette Club, a virtual sewing club, and you’re invited! Join Jenny on a monthly journey to sew your own wardrobe that fits, with exclusive patterns, fitting masterclasses, and live events every month. (And if you sign up for our All Access tier in February, you’ll get 25% off for the year!)

We wanted to start Cashmerette Club off right with a fantastic pattern, and here it is: the Kimball Bomber Jacket! This curve-friendly take on the classic bomber jacket is available to Cashmerette Club members in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H. Let’s dive in and learn all about this new pattern.

The Bomber Jacket Sewing Pattern for Curves

Say hello to the Kimball Bomber Jacket! If you have big boobs, bomber jackets are often either too tight through the chest, or overly baggy in order to accommodate your curves. But of course this is a Cashmerette pattern, which means you can get an awesome fit not just at the bust, but everywhere!

The Kimball Bomber Jacket has thoughtfully placed bust darts for fantastic shaping, as well as cup sizes from C-H so you can get a great fit, no Full Bust Adjustment required. It has a slightly relaxed fit through the shoulders and back so you get the classic bomber jacket look, but is neat through the bust and shoulders so you’re not overwhelmed with fabric.

Other features of the Kimball Bomber Jacket include awesome quilted sleeves (fabulous in a contrasting fabric!), a clean-finish faced zipper, and handy angled zipper pockets.

Rachel is wearing a jacquard Kimball Bomber Jacket in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 43″, full bust 47″, waist 39″, hip 49″, and she is 5′ 5”.

Sew up your Kimball in a mid- to heavy-weight woven fabric such as such as duck cotton, canvas, sateen, brocade, jacquard, or a wool blend. Finish off your neckline, sleeves and hem with ribbing (either tubular or by the yard) or a heavy knit fabric like ponte. (Prefer knit bombers? No problem! The Kimball will work well in heavy knit fabrics like scuba or ponte too).

Dhara is wearing a silk sateen Kimball Bomber Jacket in a size 8 C/D graded to a 6 in the waist and hips. Her measurements are high bust 33″, full bust 34″, waist 29.5″, hip 35″, and she is 5′ 2”.

For the fancy quilted sleeves, you’ll also need some batting or wadding material such as Warm and Natural cotton or polyester batting. If you’ve never made quilted sleeves before, this is a fabulous first project to give this technique a try! We’ve included specific instructions on how to do this, so we’re here to help you every step of the way. And you don’t need any special tools or machine for this, although having a walking foot can be helpful.

Jenny is wearing Japanese jacquard Kimball Bomber Jacket in a size 18 G/H. Her measurements are high bust 43″, full bust 48″, waist 40″, hip 47″, and she is 5′ 6”.

The inside seams of the Kimball are bound with bias tape for a clean, professional finish. You’ll want to show everyone how gorgeous your Kimball looks, both inside and out!

Join Cashmerette Club to get the Kimball Bomber Jacket!

The Kimball Bomber Jacket pattern is a member-exclusive pattern, so the only way to get it is by joining the Club! For as little as $9 a month, you can get the Kimball Bomber Jacket as well as many other exciting patterns to come every month. Plus right now you can automatically save 25% on our All Access plan—no coupon code required.

(Joining after February 2022? You’ll need to sign up for the All Access plan if you want to have access to the Kimball pattern.)

Let me know what you think!