Causeway Bomber Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(20 customer reviews)

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The Causeway is a bomber jacket that can be made using a variety of fabrics from lightweight nylon to mid-weight embroidered cotton, so you can select one that matches your personal style. The timeless, casual bomber style is traditionally a short jacket with a ribbed collar and waistband as well as matching cuffs.  The Causeway adds a touch of femininity with front princess seams that also give you a great fit in the bust. The optional invisibly zipped pockets are also embedded in the princess seams for a streamlined look. And you have the option to make the jacket reversible!

Causeway Bomber Features:

  • Options for cup sizes
  • Relaxed, hip-length bodice
  • Slightly dropped shoulders with long two-piece sleeves
  • Optionally reversible (both sides are identical)
  • Center front exposed zipper
  • Ribbed collar, waistband and cuffs
  • Front princess seams
  • Optional invisibly zipped pockets on one or both sides of the jacket
  • Layers feature—print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Advanced

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Advanced

Knit or woven

Knit, Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

20 reviews for Causeway Bomber Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. jennifer (verified owner)

    I love this jacket. The only alteration I needed was to lengthen the sleeves a bit, because I have extra long limbs. I normally need to do FBAs, even when cup sizes are offered, but I didn’t bother for this and I don’t regret that decision. I think the pattern is really well drafted and I LOVE the zippered pockets. But the instructions are very confusing with illustrations that just are at best not helpful and occasionally indecipherable. Especially the section about finishing the sleeves. I ended up finding a similar pattern to figure out what I was supposed to do. A sewalong would probably help fix this issue.

  2. Jos (verified owner)

    My favorite bomber jacket pattern!

  3. Tony S Santiago (verified owner)

    Good fit and went together nicely, except: Directions for finishing the lining/sleeves was confusing. The image shown would be impossible to stitch by machine (the way I interpreted it). Ended up doing the classical-type hand-finish of lining to sleeve cuff so all was good. I would also suggest longer zipper recommendations for the pockets as the pull gets in the way at this length. Easy enough to cut off the extra. Thank you for a great line of patterns

  4. Cheryl (verified owner)

    I’m new to PDF patterns, but I just had to give this one a try! I was able to follow the excellent instructions, and am currently making my first ever jacket. Thank you!!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice shaping

  6. Eliza (verified owner)

    Beautiful jacket, bust size option is what got me!

  7. Annamaria (verified owner)

    Only the pockets are a bit ahind, but i like the pattern!

  8. Elsa (verified owner)

    This pattern is awesome! Being able to sew a reversible bomber is so rewarding. Having 2 bombers in one! Very detailed instructions guide you through all the steps. It’s very comfy with its dropped shoulders and the invisible zippers closing the pockets are a great feature. The princess seams shape the bomber and prevent the bomber from being boxy.

  9. Kadri (verified owner)

    I made mine from pleated faux leather on the outside and viscose twill on the inside and I love my bomber! I want to make my next one reversible. It’s such a great pattern, instructions are clear and if you go step by step, you can get a great garment.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is a very pleasing and best fitting pattern. I want to make another one for spring

  11. Remedios Gallego (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern. So versatile. I made it with softshell and a beautiful shirt kind of fabric for using both sides. I’m thinking on making it with some glamorous fabric like velvet or black sequins…

  12. Virginie (verified owner)

    I absolutely love it. I didn’t think I need a reversible bomber but I do! Thanks for this awesome pattern

  13. Debbie (verified owner)

    Excited to make it. Love the pattern

  14. Lynda (verified owner)

    Beautiful!

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    très beau modèle

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great pattern, great instructions

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent wardrobe piece can be used for all seasons by adding interlining

  18. jos (verified owner)

    I love my Causeway Bomber, it’s two jackets in one and I love how how easy it is to can blend sizes to fit my curvy body. A must have for every seamstress!

  19. Elsa Pomar (verified owner)

    Amazing pattern for the advanced seamstress. The reversible option is just great and the way to attach the bottom band is mind-blowing! I used brocade and medium weight lining and you get 2 very different jackets for the price of one.

  20. auschick (verified owner)

    I love my Causeway Bomber so much! A difficult but gratifying sew, but the instructions, as always, make even the difficult things straight forward. I made mine fully reversible from two layers of twill – it will be perfect in fall and spring! I’ve written more about my jacket on my blog.

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Material

Fabric A This is for the primary side of the jacket. The ideal fabric is lightweight to medium weight woven fabric without stretch. Nylon, cotton, rayon twill, crepe are good choices. Lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with a little stretch or a stable knit fabric such as a lightweight fleece is also acceptable but it will result in a more relaxed garment.

Fabric B This is for the reverse side of the jacket. You can use similar fabric as Fabric A. If you choose to not make the jacket reversible, Fabric B should be a lining fabric such as Bemberg lining, lawn, batiste, lightweight woven fabric, silk, satin or other polyester linings.

Fabric C (Ribbing) The ideal fabric is ribbing fabric. Pre-made ribbing cuff can be used although it must be at least 7″ (18 cm) in length and you will have to piece the cuffs together to accommodate the width. Stable interlock fabric with good recovery is also acceptable.

Lining This lining fabric is used for the pocket bags. Use a lightweight woven fabric such as Bemberg lining, lawn, batiste or other polyester lining are good choices.

Interfacing Use lightweight woven fusible interfacing to cut the 1″ x 1″(2.5 x 2.5 cm) and 1″ (2.5 cm) wide by 21″ (54 cm) stated in Other Materials below. No pattern piece is provided.

Other Materials

  • An open-end jacket zipper in the following length or longer—use a reversible zipper if you choose to make your jacket reversible; otherwise, use a regular, single-sided one
  • Cup 00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust A in 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 21 21 21
    cm 45 45 46 47 47 48 49 50 50 52 52 54
    B in 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 21 22
    cm 46 46 47 48 48 49 49 51 51 53 53 55
    C in 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 22
    cm 46 47 48 48 49 50 50 52 52 54 54 55
    D in 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22
    cm 47 48 49 49 50 51 51 53 53 54 55 56
    DD in 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 22 22 23
    cm 48 49 50 50 51 52 52 53 54 55 56 57
    Cup 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
    Bust B in 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 25 25
    cm 55 56 57 58 58 60 60 61 62 63
    C in 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 25
    cm 56 57 58 59 59 61 61 62 62 64
    D in 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 25 26 26
    cm 57 58 59 60 60 61 62 63 64 65
    DD in 23 23 24 24 24 25 25 25 26 26
    cm 58 59 60 60 61 62 63 64 65 66
  • Four pieces of 1″ (2.5 cm) wide straight-cut, lightweight woven fusible interfacing as long as the open-end jacket zipper. No pattern piece is provided.
  • Two 7″ (18 cm) or longer invisible zippers for each set of pockets you decide to make
  • 3/8” or 1/2” (1 cm or 1.25 cm)-wide straight fusible stay tape (or cut your own using lightweight woven fusible interfacing on the straight grain):
    • 26″ (66 cm) for each set of pockets (you can choose to make zero, one or two sets of pockets)
    • 18″ (46 cm) for the shoulders
  • Eight pieces of 1″ x 1″(2.5 x 2.5 cm) lightweight woven fusible interfacing. No pattern piece is provided.

Tools

  • A wire cutter to remove zipper teeth
  • Invisible zipper foot
  • Regular zipper foot

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

 

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Fabric A
54″ Wide yard 138 138 138 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112
135 cm Wide cm 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 140
Fabric B
54″ Wide yard 138 138 138 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112 112
135 cm Wide cm 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 140
Fabric C
27” Wide yard 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78 78
68 cm Wide cm 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
Pocket Lining*
54″ Wide yard 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38
135 cm Wide cm 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Fabric A
54″ Wide yard 178 178 178 178 2 2 2 218 218 218
135 cm Wide cm 170 170 170 170 180 180 180 190 190 190
Fabric B
54″ Wide yard 178 178 178 178 2 2 2 218 218 218
135 cm Wide cm 170 170 170 170 180 180 180 190 190 190
Fabric C (Ribbing)
27” Wide yard 78 1 1 1 114 114 114 138 138 138
135 cm Wide cm 80 90 90 90 120 120 120 130 130 130
Pocket Lining*
54″ Wide yard 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38
135 cm Wide cm 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

*Fabric amount per each set of pockets—if you are making two sets of pockets, one on the primary side and one on the reverse side, then you need to multiply this amount by two.

Pattern with Cup Sizes (Sizes 00 to 40)

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
112.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust
B Cup 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
C Cup 4858
123.5
50
127
5138
130.5
5234
134
5418
137.5
5512
141
5678
144.5
5814
148
5958
151.5
61
155
D Cup 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5334
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.7
DD Cup 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
113
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.

Causeway Bomber Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF) was last modified: November 30th, 2020 by Kennis Wong