continuing to work my way through the Grainline Studio pattern library, fangirl-ing all the way, with this blazer.
it’s the Morris Blazer, released last April. i got to see Kelly’s olive twill blazer in person and it was amazing, but it took me a while to get around to making mine. i finally got a kick in the pants when i found this very cool knit at JoAnn, and i sewed my Morris up in an evening.
it’s a double sized knit – the striped side is a looser weave hacci knit, but underneath it’s sort of a black ponte. i sewed all of the inside seams with my serger and the topstitching with black thread and it’s almost invisible.
the knit has a 2 way stretch, so it’s super comfy in the shoulders but doesn’t lose its shape over time. perfect for this pattern.
i sewed a size 6 and added 1” to the body and to the arms, and it hits just where i want it to. i’ve actually been surprised how much i’ve worn this jacket – i made it more for casual weekend wear, but i wear it to my business formal office job quite a bit! it looks just as good with a pencil skirt and heels as it does with jeans.
it’s such a quick and fun sew (just like everyone says) and a rewarding result – i want another one! i guess i’m just waiting for lighting to strike twice with another perfect fabric – maybe a nice stretch twill or something?
the only thing that bugs me is i was a tad short on fabric and had to cut the lapel facings with stripes going different ways. it’s something i try to forget about when i wear it, no one probably notices but me, and i probably shouldn’t have even pointed out but…i just did. haha. oh well. i love it anyway!