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.