Silk Blazer + Chevron Skirt

Added May 28, 2013


Brisbane, Australia






This outfit is my final entry for sewing comp, Project Sewn! The theme was ‘your personal style’ and I was inspired by the idea of pairing this smooth printed silk with the rough texture of this hand-loomed cotton and creating something cute and geometric. I used this pattern for the blazer, it’s fully lined, with welt pockets and two-pieced sleeves which I color-blocked. I’ve never attempted a blazer before, let alone one out of something slippery so it was pretty much the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to sew!

For the skirt, I used the tiniest weeniest remnant of hand-loomed cotton and drafted a lined, four-panelled mini, with a chevron front, darts at the back and an exposed zip. Every single scrap was used, there was literally not enough fabric left to hem so I chose to blanket stitch it with a contrast thread, which luckily suits the style anyway. The fabric was so thick, every seam had to be sewn flat against itself, and I reinforced the centre front with cotton stay tape.

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Material Notes

Hand-loomed cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Mod, Other, Preppy
Cotton, Silk

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    Nov 6, 2013, 02.48 AMby JUSTQU1NN

    That blazer is everything! Great job!

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    May 30, 2013, 08.23 AMby eliseanna

    Wow, fabulous. I don’t know which one I like more. Great job!

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    May 30, 2013, 04.44 AMby smallone

    wonderful combo just love all of it…very good luck!!

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    May 29, 2013, 03.43 PMby dvinare

    just simply gorgeous! my vote is in, good luck ;)

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    May 29, 2013, 06.00 AMby julib

    This is so beautiful and creative!! I love your style! :-)

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    May 29, 2013, 03.24 AMby elaineren

    You have my vote :) This is fab!

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    May 29, 2013, 12.54 AMby tasallison

    love the blazer and the skirt! i have been looking for some blazer inspiration that’s a bit more creative than the norm and this is very unique!

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    May 28, 2013, 10.49 PMby schnui

    This is an amazing outfit and you have great style. The finish I love the most is the blanket stitch. ‘Easton and Pearson’ watch out, you have serious competition!!!!!

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    May 28, 2013, 02.56 PMby Zsuzso

    Love your outfit , great combination of color and fabric mix. Looks great on you, nice job.

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      May 28, 2013, 03.01 PMby Zsuzso

      I voted for you too. Good luck.

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    May 28, 2013, 02.55 PMby Moimisie

    Great outfit! I would never have thought to combine these two fabrics, but now that I see it on you it makes sense! All the best with you competition!

    Btw, I voted for you! it’s close between the 3 of you!

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