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Flighty Birds Blazer

Added Oct 16, 2011

by madebymeg

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Polyester

Credits

McCall's

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    Jun 13, 2012, 09.20 AMby candyjoyce

    Great Blazer, thanks for your reviews on this pattern, helped me a lot with making mine.

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      Jun 13, 2012, 09.58 PMby madebymeg

      thanks! I saw your blazer on here the other day and it looks great. I did realize that omitting a lot of the darts does make it a bit box though. I’m now working more with NewLook 6035—simplified, but still with some shaping :)

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.13 AMby Mangomango23

    I love it! Can plz plz plz! Post the pattern u used! It’s fantastic!

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      Feb 6, 2012, 06.05 PMby madebymeg

      Thanks Mangomango. The pattern was posted and linked to above.

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    Oct 21, 2011, 02.52 PMby fashionqueen920

    love this! where did you find that fabric?! im obsessed with bird prints :)!

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    Oct 20, 2011, 02.53 AMby Gina Marquis

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!

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    Oct 19, 2011, 08.09 AMby laurii

    the fabric is lovely, what a great blazer! i just might have to do something similar myself.. :) x

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    Oct 17, 2011, 04.29 PMby infinite-plus-one

    I love that fabric, and besides everything, I do think that it looks great on you!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.33 PMby sallieOh

    thats a great fabric! the birds are the perfect size for a statement piece like a blazer. nicely done!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.29 PMby vanessajp

    Excellent blazer! Very chic and with a cute twist, well done!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 06.37 AMby libbysharf

    I love your blazer!! it is very stylish and trendy, and I wish I had fabric like that!! One thing though… If I were to make one, I would have made the lapels with the black lining fabric. but still… very awesome blazer!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 02.01 AMby marnieann

    This is super! I too can get all caught up in seeing the imperfections in the things I make and judge them far more harshly than the things I have bought. No-one can ever tell it’s handmade though and the compliments quickly make me realise that making it yourself is pretty darn cool.

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    Oct 16, 2011, 06.52 PMby Rebecca Ryan

    I love this jacket and wish I had the skill to make one!

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    Oct 16, 2011, 06.34 PMby heatherrique

    Very stylish jacket in an on-trend fabric!

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