victoria blazer

3.27.2014



I love this blazer, seriously so comfy. I've wanted a casual blazer for the long time. It seemed like every ready to wear one I tried had either crummy fabric or just didn't seem to fit.  I stumbled on the Victoria Blazer pattern after Leila made hers and snapped up my copy of the pattern right away.



I used this Chambray and it is reallly soft and has such a nice drape.  I honestly ordered it thinking it would be fun to use on a bag, but totally didn't notice the weight of the fabric.  I threw it in a pile hoping to come up with something to use it for someday. The lining is a pale peachy pink colored cotton voile/lawn. I purchased it after deciding to make the blazer.  I think it's a great color that's really going to work with a lot of other colors.



I made a size 6 US and was really naughty and didn't make a muslin first.  The fit is lovely and I hope to wear it a lot this spring!  If you're at all intimidated by the thought of making a blazer, think again!  This is so fun to sew.  And not complicated.  Plus, there's a bunch of sew along blog posts right on the By Hand London blog.


Pattern: Victoria Blazer, By Hand London (US 6), no alterations
Fabrics: Small Herringbone Chambray Union by Robert Kaufman and Cambridge Lawn in Nude


21 comments :

  1. looking so so good and so professional! I am so impressed! love that fabric and it looks so soft on you!

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  2. oh it's so pretty on you! blazers seem scary to me but it's probably just because they take a bit longer than a simple t-shirt to sew. great in the chambray!

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  3. Very pretty and it looks so comfy on you. I love the fabric! Great job!:)

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  4. Love it!! It looks great in the chambray and the peach is perfect for the lining. I've been meaning to make this forever, yours makes me want to do it NOW, haha :)

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  5. So beautiful! The lining looks perfect and it looks wonderful on your.

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  6. Lovely! A Blazer is definitely on my waaay too long to do list.

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  7. Yes...this fits you perfectly! I really like the length of both the blazer and the sleeves.

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  8. I love the blazer and the fabrics you chose and I immediately went to By hand, London to find out the pattern is sold out. I hope they reissue it because it looks like a great pattern to use again and again.

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  9. stunning and perfect choice of fabric

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  10. it looks great on you! i really like your lining choice.

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  11. You make such beautiful things! Love it.

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  12. This is so lovely! Makes me want to go home tonight and whip one up a soft spring-worthy Victoria Blazer straight away. x

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  13. Just gorgeous. Well done. Your fabric selection is perfect, as usual :)

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  14. Ah, you're so cool. I've wanted a blazer for a long time too. I'm coming to where you live, and I might try to kindnap you as my personal stylist.

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  15. Oh what a lovely blazer!
    You are looking great with it.

    Greetings from sunny Germany
    Ines

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  16. It's lovely and looks great on you! Love the 3/4 sleeves and detail

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  17. It's gorgeous Anna! I love your fabric choices! You look beautiful as always!

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  18. It's beautiful!! perfect blog :)
    Come to see my blog
    http://paulijaszyje.blogspot.com/

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  19. That's awesome that it fit so beautifully without making a muslin first! It's beautiful! And I wish I could believe you that a blazer is fun to sew. Ha!

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