Morris Blazer by Grainline Studio (a fellow Chicagoan...hey girl!) I would like to think that this blazer is named after Morris Chestnut, but somehow, it probably isn't. Oh well...a girl can dream can't she?
Morris Blazer can be described as a casual blazer with shawl collar, bracelet length sleeves and just the right amount of sheer coolness.
I used a Ponte Roma striped knit from Stylish Fabric, which works really well for this blazer.
Ok enter secret here:
(This is my third version)
I previously did 2 other versions when the pattern came out last April, however, neither one of them worked very well. I tried using a woven, but it was a disaster and I can't quite remember what the issue was with the other one. But alas, I have a successful one now!
I cut a size 2 and did no adjustments at all.
Construction was easy. Jen has a sew along on her blog. I didn't follow the sew along, however I did glance at it when it was time to attach the facings, and I was glad to have that resource available to me. The rest of the blazer was really quite easy
I don't have a picture of the inside but I serged all my seams. Because the blazer is not lined, for some reason I have it in my head that people will be staring at me in bewilderment if my insides are not neat enough. I'm cray cray like that.
I did my best to match my stripes and I think I'm getting better at it. I cut each piece flat and as a single layer, which helped quite a bit.
I had been wanting a striped blazer for a while and now I've got it. I love that I can pair this blazer with colored pants for a pop of color or even with a bright colored blouse (hmmm...maybe next time)
As always, I love my new handmade item. My handmade wardrobe is growing quickly, and I'm very satisfied with everything that I've made.
So back to my goals. I know many of you did not come here to read about my goals, so I'll keep them brief.
For 2016 I would like to:
1. Blog twice as much as I did in 2015
2. Let go of my inhibitions that I cannot do something (many times I shy away from a pattern because I don't think I can tackle it. This year, I'm gonna just go for it)
3. Purchase a Bernina
4. Get through that UFO pile that I have
5. Sew more lingerie
6. Move my blog to Wordpress
Thank you guys dearly, I really appreciate all the feedback that I receive. You really have no idea how that keeps me going.
Until next time