Christina Albeck from Wardrobe by Me has outdone herself! For months members of the Wardrobe by Me Facebook Group have been asking her for a blazer pattern. She delivered in a big way with this gorgeous jacket, the Blixen Blazer, that is designed for sturdy knits. I am blown away by this newest pattern of hers.
I was excited to be part of the testing team for this pattern. I have always loved doing puzzles and patterns like this are like completing an intricate puzzle that gives you a beautiful garment when you are finished. It is a very satisfying project!
The versatility that comes from this pattern is in large part because there is so much variety with the many gorgeous knits that are available. This pattern can be made into a casual jacket that will be a great compliment to any “momiform”. It is equally gorgeous for wearing in the office or even to dress up for a night on the town.
I have been wearing mine every day either just around the house or now that are temperatures are warming up, I can wear this out and about on errands. This takes an ordinary jeans and top outfit and makes it “pop”!
Check out the versions from the other testers to see how fabric choice really changes up the look. There were versions done in scuba, liverpool, stretch denim and even stretch velvet! I have no idea what type of knit mine is, but it is a fabric that my oldest daughter insisted should be made into this jacket!
This is a great piece with which to build your capsule wardrobe around. I have paired this with one of my Trudy Turtlenecks, also from WBM. Because I have been working at keeping a colour theme in most of the garments I sew for myself, the blazer goes with pretty much everything I have sewn to date.
If you are looking for a foundational garment for your me-made wardrobe, head on over to Wardrobe by Me and download your own copy of the Blixen Blazer pdf pattern today and get started on creating your own perfect wardrobe by you!!! The introductory price is $12 (reg. $15) and it is only available at this price until Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
The Blixen Blazer
Lined knit blazer with slanted welt pockets, 3/4 or full length sleeve and straight or peplum back option.
designer/where to buy:
US sizes 0 – 16
68 no trim pages
Ability to print only the size(s) you need.
A great looking and comfortable blazer thatis a very well designed piece and utilizes ready-to-wear industry techniques to ensure a quality finished garment. When you wear this, you will get bragging rights with all of the compliment you get on your amazing blazer!!!
This is not a beginners pattern nor is it a quick sew but it is a very satisfying one.
what was my experience I had with this pattern:
This was not my first blazer or lined jacket that I have made. Whenever I start a project like this, I always look at all the pieces and wonder what I got myself into but I am quickly reminded about how much I love working on complex garments like this.
my suggestions for when you sew your own:
Break this project into small chunks. Choose your sizing based on the charts inclyded in the pattern. If you are new to theses patterns or are hesitating about fit, do up a muslin. A good choice for this would be an old jersey/knit bedsheet. Sometimes you can even get these brand new for a great price! You only need to do the basic bodice and one sleeve to decide if you need to make any adjustments.