Today’s post is on a little blazer I’ve made using the Simplicity 1325 pattern. This project is a little out of season as it’s getting colder and colder here but sometimes it’s nice to just make something a little bit different!
I was sent some gorgeous striped jacquard from Like Sew Amazing – it has a pure white background with pink and blue stripe running across it and even has some rose gold metallic threads running through it. It’s a beautiful fabric!
I really liked the idea of turning it into a simple blazer. I was feeling a bit Chanel inspired at the time!
I chose to use the Simplicity 1325 pattern mostly because I already had it. I’d used it to make this and this a couple of years ago but hadn’t used any of the pattern’s other views. I liked the simple fitted shape of the collarless blazer. It looked classic!
Sewing up the blazer was nice and simple. I chose to underline the front, back and sleeve of the jacket rather than try to make a full lining. It’s the first time I’ve tried doing it this way and I think it was quite successful!
To do this, I cut out the front and back in both the main fabric and lining fabric. In this case I used a lovely smooth cotton lawn that I got from Sea Salt. After sewing in the bodice darts I laid them over each other wrong sides together and essentially treated each piece as one.
The sleeve was a little trickier as I wanted to get a nicer finish on the hem. Here, I trimmed 1.5cm from the edge of the sleeve of the lawn lining pieces only. I then sewed the sleeve seam on each of the fabric and lining pieces. Right sides together I stitched the sleeve hem then turned the lining to the inside. After that I matched up the seam and sleeve head to treat this as one! Simple, no?
(It does need to be pressed a little. I hadn’t realised how wrinkled it looked from the back!!)
If I made it again, I’d do a narrow shoulder adjustment. I don’t feel like it’s sitting as snugly there as it should. Apart from that, I like it! I’m a fan of the cropped length which is flattering on my shape.
All in all, it’s a cute little jacket. A little light for the weather but it’s summer somewhere right?