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Ivy League Blazer

Added Dec 9, 2010

by erica-penton

Halifax, Canada






I wanted a jacket that looked scholarly or equestrian. This blazer is Simplicity 5935. I altered the pattern and took out the shoulder pads, the cuffs, and the fake-pockets (I hate those!). I think there are some mistakes in the pattern. I had to take in the sleeves two inches and I still have plenty of room to wear a sweater underneath. That said, it’s fully lined and I love the pleat in the back. I was planning on the elbow patches from the beginning. I basically made the jacket just because I wanted patches!

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Material Notes

I used a stretch brushed velvet, but it could be done using almost anything.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Flannel, Velvet, Wool

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    Feb 8, 2012, 09.03 PMby kikiclothing

    you look amazing! by kikiclothing

    I can’t find this pattern. where did you get it?

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    May 14, 2011, 06.20 AMby joost52

    For the record I’d like to state that you look smoking hot in this jacket! I’m going to be keeping an eye out for a nice fabric and as soon as I have one, and I have to get me that pattern! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Jan 30, 2011, 05.44 PMby xxlyshxx

    i loveee this jackets. looks really difficult to make though

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    Jan 28, 2011, 01.03 PMby lclausewitz

    Oddly, with those glasses, you sort of look like one of my juniors back in high school days (damn, I feel old thinking how many years have passed since then). I might have to pester her to let me make her something like this….

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    Dec 13, 2010, 06.54 PMby easbrooke

    I love the shape of this jacket, the color you chose and the fabric! Now I want one! :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.16 PMby tarrita

    I almost bought a jacket just like this from Banana Republic. Very nice job. Looks great.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.07 AMby sophie11

    Great job – may just have to copy it completely! This is your version of “I’m on a horse!”

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    Dec 11, 2010, 05.47 PMby earthenwings

    This is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.18 AMby paranoire


    you look so cute :D

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.15 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    oh i love the elbow patches too!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 05.54 PMby chromachord

    Really pretty! Oh man, wish I could make something like this.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 09.03 AMby jodieclark

    Wow! Looks amazing.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 03.16 AMby erica-penton

    Thank you everyone!

    @ morphomixstress: Yes! A horse would have been the perfect accessory. I will have to put that on my Christmas list!

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    Dec 10, 2010, 02.24 AMby kkmatti

    lovely jacket. Looks great with those boots!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 11.12 PMby celinaj

    WOW! A classic. Great details. Love the fabric, the color and the elbow patches. And a great model too! ;)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 11.05 PMby inaida

    OH!!! I love this jacket!!! I love the color! it’s so wearable!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 10.16 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    This is awesome! I love the color/style combo – it’s awesome! I want one! :-)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 09.09 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Great jacket!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 07.51 PMby fashionfreek

    I love your jacket. Nice going!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 07.06 PMby rchavez215

    Looks great! you did a fantastic job!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 06.49 PMby mamamodista

    Great job, it really suits you (pardon the pun!)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 05.23 PMby farahajh

    Very nice jacket. well done, I love it.

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    Dec 9, 2010, 04.32 PMby vanessa

    Looks fab!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 04.20 PMby morphomixstress

    Ha. All you need now is a tan colored horse with a long flowing blonde mane and white patches. The boots are awesome to by the way. Congrats on the elbow patches.

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