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!
9 thoughts on “b&w morris blazer”
loooove it! Really cute with jeans. And I didn’t notice the stripes going different ways. I went back and looked and can see it now that you point it out but not oh-crap-now-I-see-it-every-single-time-I-look-at-it-and-I-wish-she-hadn’t-told-me! The fabric is perfect for disguising mistakes!
I wouldn’t have noticed the grain differences in your lapels! Both you and the blazer look great. May have to try this pattern!
I actually like the lapel stripes going a different way. It creates interest! I never knew it was a mistake. LOL! Looks great on you!
I love it! This is so cute. I really like the lapel stripes as they are; it doesn’t look like a mistake at all!
Looks fab! And like the other I never noticed either until you said, and then it’s still not that noticeable 😃
Great jacket. It truly looks great on you….
It is very flattering on you. Being knit I bet it will be more forgiving as our bodies are known to move weight around on us! Good choice of fabric.
Wow, this looks so RTW, in a really, really good way! I think the lapel facings look great how they are—breaks things up a bit. Nice job! I made one of these last year and you’ve inspired me to bust the pattern out again. 🙂
Well look at you, cutie! I love this jacket on you! And I really like the lapel facings, too! I think it was meant to be.