Hi friends. I’m still here! and I’m still sewing/stitching/(mis)adventuring! Just being a bit slow with writing and photos and … with life in general. But I recently made a linen blazer for this month’s Miss Matatabi Makers contribution, and I love it. LOVE IT! So I wanted to share it here with you, too.
As I mentioned over on Miss Matatabi’s blog, I purchased the ByHandLondon Victoria blazer pattern months ago and then let it sit on my sewing table. I couldn’t find the right fabric. I went to Mood more than once in search of something fancy, but it was Miss Matatabi’s linens that hit the mark. To bulk it up for cooler weather, I lined the blazer in one of my favorite nani IRO prints. Linen and double gauze are a dream combo, and the natural fibers let the blazer breath but still provide warmth.
This pattern has a clever construction and was quick to put together. At first I though it was too slouchy and casual. But after wearing it for, uh about 20 seconds, I realized it is exactly what my life needed. So comfortable! So versatile! These photos were taken after a bike ride through Brooklyn while waiting for the ferry. The wind picked up a bit, but I was ready. Sunset and autumn chill? No problem, man. This city blazer can handle it!
You can see more details over on Miss Matatabi’s blog. Thanks, friends! I’ll be seeing you all around again soon!
I’m loving the slouchy blazer look for Fall! Nicely done.
Thanks Suzanne! I’m already planning another…
This is gorgeous. I haven’t noticed this blazer before. I loved the Nani Iro fabric you used for the lining. It must feel so cozy!
Thank you, it does!
What an awesome blazer! The lining is so cool as well. I really need to make something like this now it’s getting cooler 🙂
Thanks Jo! So far I’ve been really happy with the versatility of this guy. You should do it!
This looks great! I love the fun surprise lining on the inside! 🙂
Look at you! So casually fashionable 🙂
Haha! Thanks Inna!
Love it! I just purchased the Victoria Blazer pattern and I have big plans for it, including a very lightweight striped denim I bought that day we met! 🙂 Now I might need to line it in double gauze….mmmmmm…
That will look so good! And the double gauze is pretty great, gotta say… 😉