How are you? I am very well thank you! Reveling in the glorious sunny weather we have been having here in the north of England! This is our cherry tree in full blossom. I love looking out the window and seeing this wonderfully spring-y sight :-).
OK moving on to the blazer! It popped up on my Instagram feed as I was thinking I needed a quick go-to garment to layer over jeans and tees especially as the weather gets warmer. I can’t wear my camel wool coat any more. After dithering for a few minutes I decided to buy it. I taped the pattern as the boys were doing their homework and Kumon. Its only 24 pages so it didn’t take long.
I had some pale blue linen that seemed perfect for a muslin. Construction wise everything went well together till I got to Step 16 which is where I got a bit confused. Its where you have to join the hem band to the front facing. After a couple of tries I eventually had a duh! moment and carried on. Apart from that everything else was very straight forward.
Its very interesting how the blazer is constructed. First the main blazer is made. Then the front facing and the hem facing is made into one continuous piece in the round which is then attached the blazer to complete. I didn’t understand what was going on when I tried to understand each step before moving on. It was only when I read ALL the instructions to the end that I got it.
The shawl collar instructions are good. At least I thought so – although I have made a shawl collar before when I made the Named Dakota dress here.
The only other thing I made a booboo on was the seam allowance. I am so used to 5/8″ seam allowance I kept forgetting that this is 1/2″ seam allowance. Grrrr there was quite a bit of unpicking 😉
Verdict – I love it! Love it!. Though this is a muslin its turned into a wearable muslin. It was such a joy to make this pattern and to have to make no adjustments at all makes it one of my most favourite patterns so far! I cut a size 4 which fit straight from the PDF. The pattern matches up beautifully. I am now very tempted to buy the Moss mini skirt and the Adler shirtdress!
Now the muslin is done I will be cutting into some mustard ponte and I will see where that takes me!
Thanks for stopping by and reading!
As always – Happy sewing everyone!