Sunday, 9 November 2014

Grey Suit Part 2: The Blazer

 After a fair few issues my blazer is finally finished! I adapted the Deer and Doe Pavot jacket pattern for the third time, this time drafting a shawl collar and double breasted aspect to it. It was originally going to be mid-hip length and tied at the waist but that didn't work out so I cropped it instead.
As this was my first time drafting a shawl collar I did encounter some issues. There were drag lines at the collar as I hadn't allowed enough ease. To fix this I snipped into the collar until the drag lines were gone, so it isn't as wide as it was supposed to be!
The blazer closes with a magnetic snap, which you usually find on bags.
I've only just noticed when looking at the photos that the sleeves are having major issues which is sad. Next time I'll pay more attention when setting them in.  The rest of the back seems to fit alright.
I fully lined the blazer with some amazing floral silk in my stash. I did bag it, but one of the sleeves got twisted and the hem was wrong so they both got unpicked, sorted out and slip stitched back together meaning that only one of the sleeves is clean!The facing was also slip stitched in.
That's it for this week. Thank you Edward for taking the photos, and thanks for reading!
Lauren xx

16 comments:

  1. I really like the length your jacket ended up being! Way to make it work and yay for a good learning experience! =)

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  2. Good for you! That is a massive project and you look lovely. I still don't know how to bag a lining.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I did a tutorial last time I made a suit which is hopefully easy to understand. It's by no means the official way to do it, but it was what worked for me. http://ladysewalot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/how-i-lined-my-pavot-blazer.html

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  3. What a pretty suit, you look gorgeous! The rolled up sleeves look great, with the contrast lining showing, such a nice detail.

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    1. Thank you!! I think I'm going to have to wait 'til spring to wear the sleeves rolled up, but I can't wait!

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  4. So Pretty ! Could you start making some tutorials or putting few images of your step by step ? That would be helpful for those who, like me, are learning how to sew :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes of course, with my future projects I'll try to take pictures as I go along :)

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  5. Your blazer looks great! I love the contrast lining. And I think the collar ended up being the perfect size!

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    1. Thank you! I get a lot of fun taking my blazer off and seeing peoples faces as they notice the lining. I think you're right about the collar.

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  6. That's such a cute outfit! I love how if you roll up the sleeves you get a little glimpse of the playful lining. Props to you for troubleshooting! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Anelise! I'm glad I got it finished in the end.

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  7. I really like the jacket length, it makes for one smart suit! The fact that you draft and adapt until you get what you want I think is brilliant. This really suits you. (no pun intended)

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  8. It is amazing how your sewing skills have advanced in such a [relatively] short time. A very ambitious project and you pulled it off well at the same time as learning so much - which we all do. We only learn by our 'mistakes' which makes them quite valuable really!

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