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victoria blazer

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.

Pattern: Victoria Blazer, By Hand London (US 6), no alterations
Fabrics: Small Herringbone Chambray Union by Robert Kaufman and Cambridge Lawn in Nude


21 Responses to victoria blazer

  1. sophie 03.27.2014 at 5:26 pm #

    looking so so good and so professional! I am so impressed! love that fabric and it looks so soft on you!

  2. kristin 03.27.2014 at 7:48 pm #

    oh it’s so pretty on you! blazers seem scary to me but it’s probably just because they take a bit longer than a simple t-shirt to sew. great in the chambray!

  3. Cindy 03.27.2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Very pretty and it looks so comfy on you. I love the fabric! Great job!:)

  4. Kelly 03.27.2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Love it!! It looks great in the chambray and the peach is perfect for the lining. I’ve been meaning to make this forever, yours makes me want to do it NOW, haha :)

  5. Martha 03.27.2014 at 11:44 pm #

    So beautiful! The lining looks perfect and it looks wonderful on your.

  6. thingsforboys 03.28.2014 at 12:03 am #

    Lovely! A Blazer is definitely on my waaay too long to do list.

  7. A Quilter's Mission 03.28.2014 at 2:08 am #

    Yes…this fits you perfectly! I really like the length of both the blazer and the sleeves.

  8. Harrison 275 03.28.2014 at 5:35 am #

    I love the blazer and the fabrics you chose and I immediately went to By hand, London to find out the pattern is sold out. I hope they reissue it because it looks like a great pattern to use again and again.

  9. House of Pinheiro 03.28.2014 at 8:18 am #

    stunning and perfect choice of fabric

  10. knottygnome 03.28.2014 at 8:21 am #

    it looks great on you! i really like your lining choice.

  11. gpc 03.28.2014 at 8:23 am #

    You make such beautiful things! Love it.

  12. Charlotte Hintzen 03.28.2014 at 8:47 am #

    This is so lovely! Makes me want to go home tonight and whip one up a soft spring-worthy Victoria Blazer straight away. x

  13. hey june 03.28.2014 at 9:14 am #

    Just gorgeous. Well done. Your fabric selection is perfect, as usual :)

  14. Sarah Watson 03.28.2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Ah, you’re so cool. I’ve wanted a blazer for a long time too. I’m coming to where you live, and I might try to kindnap you as my personal stylist.

  15. Katy Cameron 03.28.2014 at 3:55 pm #

    It looks fab, love the colour

  16. Ines 03.29.2014 at 4:13 am #

    Oh what a lovely blazer!
    You are looking great with it.

    Greetings from sunny Germany

  17. aangto 03.29.2014 at 1:38 pm #

    It’s lovely and looks great on you! Love the 3/4 sleeves and detail

  18. holly | bijou lovely 03.31.2014 at 10:22 pm #

    It’s gorgeous Anna! I love your fabric choices! You look beautiful as always!

  19. Emily 04.03.2014 at 1:11 am #

    Lovely!! :)

  20. Paulina Ł 04.03.2014 at 6:56 am #

    It’s beautiful!! perfect blog :)
    Come to see my blog

  21. amandajean 04.03.2014 at 8:49 am #

    That’s awesome that it fit so beautifully without making a muslin first! It’s beautiful! And I wish I could believe you that a blazer is fun to sew. Ha!

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