After about a month of work, I’m thrilled to show you my finished Summer Blazer!
Isn’t she a beauty? 🙂 Made of breathable cotton and fully lined in silky Bemberg rayon, this light jacket is the perfect companion for summer days with just a hint of a cool breeze.
Pattern: Simplicity 2446, a classic-cut, fully lined blazer in 2 lengths. This is the cropped version, more or less.
Fabric: The shell is a medium weight cotton print, and the lining is Bemberg rayon (my absolute favorite lining fabric).
Modifications: A bunch of fitting alterations, made for my first blazer. For this version, I chopped 4.5 inches off the hem but left all my other modifications in tact.
Level of crafty satisfaction: I have to admit, I’m feeling pretty smug about this one. 🙂
Before I throw a bunch more photos at you, a few quick notes:
- I wrote two in-progress posts about this blazer (Part 1 and Part 2), featuring close-up photos of all the details and diving into construction and finishing techniques. Check them out for all the nitty-gritty.
- For all my posts on Simplicity 2446, including my first blazer, click here.
- The white fabric is a killer to photograph outdoors, but I’ve included some indoor shots at the end of this post so you can see the details of the print.
All right, it’s picture time!
My Summer Blazer is moving right along! Today I have more in-progress photos for you, including construction of the infamous notched collar and finishing the sleeve cuffs. I’ve been really enjoying working on this project and love all the detailed work, and I’m excited that this blazer is nearing the finish line! Pretty soon I’ll have a classy jacket to pair with all my summer skirts and dresses. : )
To recap, this is Simplicity 2446, a fitted, classic-cut blazer from the Amazing Fit series. I cropped the length a bit compared to my previous version. The jacket is constructed in a cotton print and fully lined in Bemberg rayon.
Like a proud mama, I took lots of photos of my baby. Enjoy!
After the plethora of Renfrews that have been popping up on this blog lately, I decided to switch gears a bit. My next project is a bit more meaty, a bit more challenging, and quite a bit more exciting: a fully lined blazer! YEAH BABY!! : ) Can you feel the excitement??
I decided to revisit Simplicity 2446, a classic-cut, fully lined blazer in Simplicity’s “Amazing Fit” series. And let me tell you, after an absolute saga of fitting adjustments that I had made for my first version of the blazer, I think the adjusted fit IS quite amazing. : ) It had better be after all that work, am I right?
I’ve been wearing my blue blazer a lot lately, and I always feel so classy in it. The only problem is that it’s quite long – perfect for wearing with slim-cut jeans (which is how I always wear it), but too long for wearing with skirts and dresses. I’d been dreaming of a white summer blazer for the last few months, so I decided to use my perfectly fitting pattern pieces to make a somewhat cropped version in a lighter color. I chopped off 4.5 inches from the hem, but kept everything else as-is. Summer Blazer, here I come!