Monday, April 3, 2017

Sewcation Outfit 2: Morris Blazer


My mom's second sewcation outfit (see her first here!) will help her transition through spring... a Grainline Studio Morris Blazer!



For her Morris blazer, we cut a size 10 at the shoulders/bust and graded to a 14 at the hip. The fit is pretty great on her!

We lengthened the sleeves 1 inch to get them to full length on her. Maybe we could have used another 1/2-1 inch there.

We intended to make a green floral Morris for me, too, and take photos together, but it didn't work out, sadly. I got my blazer started, cutting one size up from last time, but I had some fitting issues that I am still working out (weirdly dropped shoulders + too much sleeve cap ease = not a good look).


My mom's fabric is a stretch sateen from Joann in lovely jewel tone watercolor flowers. It pairs perfectly with her magenta RTW tee and the black Style Arc Margaret pants we made together.


Construction-wise, we topstitched the facing down all around to prevent it flapping about. We serged the seams and facing edges. Nothing fancy. Pretty straightforward otherwise!

7 comments:

  1. I like this. I'm making one and have lengthened sleeves and body on pattern and made some flat pattern fit adjustments. That's as far as I've got so far.

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  2. I had exactly those same fit issues as you! I ended up giving both versions away. Your's mom's jacket is great though! What a fabulous colour combo!

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  3. Winner! I'm tempted by the Morris - I need to find someone who's made one and try it on!

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  4. I love the colours on this one. Your Mom must have a great handmade wardrobe - she's so cute!

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  5. Your Mum looks great and very pleased with her new outfit.

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  6. Lovely to see this pattern made up in a stretch sateen. I have made it in a ponte before, but you have inspired me to try a stretch sateen. Beautiful print and it looks great with the pink top and black pants. No wonder your mum looks pleased.

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  7. I have a ready made jacket very similar to this (and I won't tell you how much I paid for it). Your mom will love it!!! You have inspired me to check out cotton stretch sateen for jackets as I have seen some great prints.

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