Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blazing White Blazer

    I know its a little late for a white blazer, according to some of the old rules, (no white after Labor day) of which I don't really follow. I have been wanting a white blazer since the beginning of summer and I was asked to make one for a good friend's mother. After hers was completed I started on mine.   
    That was back in July. I finally finished it. This is the pattern I used. It is out of print but very basic.
   I shortened it by about 8 inches for a more updated look and changed the pocket style to copy a jacket I snooped at JCPenny. Two rows of 1/4 in. elastic draw in a widened top,(widen the top 1in. on each side) gives a gathered look.
I wore it all day and it passed the wear test. I was comfortable and my DH thought I bought it.

    Please excuse the wrinkles. This picture was taken after a full day. The fabric is spring suiting which has a raised texture. You can better see it on the pocket picture. It is fully lined.
   My adjustments were for my full bust. I also shortened the sleeves even though they are rolled right now. When my sleeve are down,they are the perfect length.
    I think its a good fit and will be made again with a different pocket style or some other design change.

8 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Beautiful! Your alterations were pitch perfect and it looks wonderful on! So glad to have you back blogging because I'm loving your new projects.

BeaJay said...

Gorgeous jacket - you have done a fabulous job.

Joyce in NC said...

Lovely jacket! It is so good to have you back. We've missed you!

Amy Bailes said...

You look fabulous! Love the jacket.

Sheila said...

Great jacket and it looks fab on you.

Anonymous said...

I love your jacket!! Cinda

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this jacket!! And...I love your style & ideas. Please keep blogging. Cinda

JuliN said...

Very pretty blazer. I really like the pocket detail.