Everybody needs a blazer jacket in his/her life so when Christina (Wardrobe by Me) called for testers for her Blixen Blazer, I applied and crossed my fingers because of my failure in the Curvy Asta Dress (read all about it here!). I had already sewn one blazer in my life, for my son so as a self-taught sewist, I have still a lot to learn.
Actually, sewing this pattern was not so tricky. I had to do some alterations due only to my own body type. I had to blend sizes and to alter the height. I did 2 muslins and it was not that bad. Next time I’ll also alter the upper bust since there’s a bit too much fabric there.
Blixen Blazer offers 2 different backs: one plain and one peplum.
Sourcing fabrics was trickier. I ordered some heavy weight knit from Rijstextiles and some milano from Les Coupons de Saint Pierre. The latter was very nice and soft, but it lacked the body I needed for my blazer whereas the former was exactly was I was looking for. I also ordered my stretch lining from Rijstextiles.
Who said that blazers had to be office-wear only??? Jeans+Converse+ blazer= nice comfy outfit! I love how the shoulder pads give the whole blazer a clean-finish look.
Size range: US 0-16, EU 30-46
Fabric: knits with some body (ponte, milano etc)
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