Added Oct 16, 2011
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I’m fond of off-beat prints, but so far I’ve struggled with blazer patterns. First off they put darts, princess seams, and back pleats all over my wonderful fabric! And, sadly, my store-bought blazers have fit better than anything I’ve made myself. So, in typical Meg fashion, I charted my own course, combining the pattern pieces so that there was only a front and a back—no princess seams, no darts. I then plunged my way into the lining, a first for me as far as making blazers goes.
I decided that if I had seen this blazer in the store I would have loved it, but immediately after sewing it I was so frustrated with its little quirks that I put it back on my dress form to wait until morning. It was then that I tried it on, the smooth lining gliding over my arms, the print dancing as I buttoned it. I think it will do all right. Not really birds in flight, but maybe I’ll call it flighty birds.
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