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Glasses and Gold Blazer

Added Feb 1, 2011

by madebymeg

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Inspired by my first go at a blazer and some pics I saw online, I decided to try a second one in a crazy print. I am always captivated by the quilting cottons at the fabric store, and fell for this beautiful Japanese print. I don’t wear glasses, so I guess this was my subconscious way of getting in on the thick-rimmed glasses craze. Fun and functional and perfect for work or the weekend.

I also took another go at the hong kong seam finish , but this time only for the center back seam. The others I left hidden with french seams .

So excited to wear this to work this week :)




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek, Preppy
Cotton, Linen



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    Jul 16, 2011, 02.52 PMby iljalamalice


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    Jun 7, 2011, 05.37 AMby Sofiagynther

    Haha! It’s perfect!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 05.39 PMby madebymeg

    Thank you everyone!!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 02.51 PMby LindsayTNYC

    I love this! Very creative and whimsical. Well done.

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    Feb 17, 2011, 02.03 PMby dinoprincesschar

    wow that is so quirky!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 10.49 AMby gfoster

    I love this fabric & of course the blazer. It reminds me of an Orla Kiely print. Where did you get the fabric? Would love to make an A line skirt with this.

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      Feb 17, 2011, 05.39 PMby madebymeg

      Echino cotton/linen Ni-co Glasses in Gold :)

    • Missing

      Feb 17, 2011, 07.55 PMby gfoster

      Thanks a million. Just found some on Fabric worm. A Line skirt here I come!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 06.27 AMby loyl8

    great fantastic job!! I love the fabric choice great glasses and color!!! looks great on you.

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    Feb 17, 2011, 04.56 AMby shellidawn

    GREAT JOB!!!!! …and, may I say the fabric is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  • Missing

    Feb 17, 2011, 03.56 AMby MissMarlo

    this is awesome! I love the fabric and you did a beautiful job.

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    Feb 17, 2011, 03.01 AMby littlewren

    this is amazingly fab! Love it!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.36 AMby Natalia *

    Love, Love, Love!!!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 11.46 PMby lunatepetal

    what a great fun blazer!! LOVE!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.17 PMby Natasha Venzke

    I’m in love with this jacket, it’s so cool

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    Feb 16, 2011, 07.06 PMby onlysonly

    Love this jacket! What a wonderful pairing of pattern & color!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 06.35 PMby dejanu

    This is a funky blazer. Nice job!

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    Feb 4, 2011, 07.26 PMby maggyy

    I love it!!! This fabric is so beautiful!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 01.32 PMby integerclub

    This is really cute, that fabric looks so cheerful, as do you!

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    Feb 2, 2011, 03.23 AMby cantare

    This fabric is so flippin cute, I want it! I had a sweater yrs ago that had glasses on it and wore it to its pilling end! Great job with the pattern. Blazers are the shiz.

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    Feb 2, 2011, 12.53 AMby kelepso

    Very fun and cute!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 11.42 PMby junaluska

    Oooh I like it! The print is awesome, and I like how the color is unexpected but very pretty and unique.

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    Feb 1, 2011, 09.32 PMby cupcakedreammachine

    I have been in love with this fabric since I first saw it a few months ago, but wondered what would be the best use. I think you nailed it!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 09.21 PMby amberlove

    Looks fantastic. I love unexpected prints in clothing!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 02.53 PMby sweetiepiebakery

    i love this use of the echino! i’m very tempted to try it!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 02.13 PMby loulourosa

    what a fun jacket, and nice details as well! love it!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 12.04 PMby lalunanueva

    it is so cool! I love the fabric

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    Feb 1, 2011, 12.01 PMby lizajane09

    I love this! Great print.

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    Feb 1, 2011, 11.48 AMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    amazing job! looks really really good on you.i allmost bought a pink fabric like this here in Israel.may i ask how much did it cost? here it was a little expensive…

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      Feb 1, 2011, 04.30 PMby madebymeg

      it was about $18.50 a yard, so yeah… but possibly worth it for something you love!

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      Feb 1, 2011, 07.38 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

      Here it was in about 25% more expensive… but yes,sure it’s worth it! it was marketed also as a home decore fabric for soffas and such.i wanted to buy the pink one.

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    Feb 1, 2011, 11.12 AMby pambox

    cool blazer. love japanese cottons.

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    Feb 1, 2011, 09.57 AMby nikkishell


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    Feb 1, 2011, 07.12 AMby giunta

    wow looks really well made!

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      Feb 1, 2011, 07.21 AMby madebymeg

      thanks! in this case, practice makes perfect. my second blazer in a month. whew!

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