The blazer – Sketch 1.0

Sketch

  • Princess seams
  • Pockets bound with contrasting fabric.
  • Contrasting trim on the cuffs and revers.
  • Unlined, but with bias bound seams

Colour of the jacket and trims is still undecided. I really like the sailor-vibe the navy with white and red gives off, but I’m not sure if it’s for my mom. I’m curious to see what she thinks of this idea so far.

Road to Mother’s Day

Almost everyone has that one piece of clothing that never fits properly. For me it’s mainly trousers and fitted skirts. My hips are 1-2 sizes larger than my waist, so anything that fits properly around my hips and/or thighs will gape at the waist. My mom, on the other hand, hasn’t been able to find a nicely fitting blazer or jacket for a long, long, time. She has big boobs compared to her waist, so any blazer that fits the boobs will flop around at the waist.

This is where I can hopefully be of help. Between now and Mother’s Day (8th of May, which gives me exactly 9 weeks) I will make her a blazer that fits. We haven’t been able to find a ready-made sewing pattern she liked, so the added challenge is to draft the pattern from scratch.

Mom's BlazersSet made on Polyvore.com

The blazers above are kind of what I have in mind. Fitted and clean, with probably a contrast trim or ribbon around the edges. Later this week I’ll take all her measurements so I can start drafting a pattern,. Luckily she already knows of my plan, so there’s no need to be secretive about measuring and fitting.