Mum saw this gorgeous blazer made up at a sewing fair on her UK trip last year and thought I’d really like it. She was right! I was really excited to make this up but was totally intimidated by the pattern matching nightmare I knew it would be.Floral blazers seem to be everywhere at the moment, these Pinterest beauties were just some of my inspirations for this make.
Burda 8201 is such a great pattern, a classic one piece facing and lapel, choice of three or four button closure, unlined woven blazer (I omitted the patch pockets). I know I will be making this up many times, linen, seersucker, corduroy, it might just be my new favourite pattern. If you’ve never made a blazer before I would definitely recommend this or By Hand London’s Victoria as a good starting point. It took me ages just to cut this bloody thing out! And I still messed up the sleeves!! You can see here the right one is the odd one out but because I usually scrunch them up (Miami Vice style) I’m letting it go.Another reason I avoided this make was because my first blazer was the hardest thing I’ve ever made and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to at all. But this one is perfect, the fit is amazing. I made the straight 10 and just shortened the sleeves a little. The only thing I would change for next time would be to grade out a tiny bit at the hips to reduce pulling across the bottom button when it’s done up.Check out this back centre seam pattern matching, just ignore the odd sleeves though of course.Choosing the buttons was tricky because this is such a busy print but with help from the lovely ladies at Tessuti I think I got it right. I really feel like I’m getting better at matching buttons to fabric.Anybody else out there bitten by the floral blazer bug??