Sunday, May 15, 2016

Morris blazer

Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer is a winner for me.  I finished it a couple of weeks ago and it is already a high rotation garment in my autumn wardrobe.  While the pattern is great and I love the finished product, a word of caution about fabric choice.  I bought this interesting double sided ponte (?) print from Tessuti's Surry Hills store with a Morris blazer in mind.  What I didn't realise is that four-way stretch isn't suitable for the design.  So I ended up with an odd bubble at the hemline on the right front. To fix it one of my clever real-life sewing mate at the Australian Sewing Guild suggested a tuck dart under the collar.  It's an invisible mend that rescued my project.

Next weekend is a sewcation - three blissful day with nothing to do but sew with women who share my passion.  I'm always over ambitious about what I can achieve at the annual getaway.  True to form, I've cut out four garments and plan to cut one more.  Lets see just what can be achieved.  Meanwhile happy sewing and thanks for your encouragement.

14 comments:

  1. Clever save and how you enjoy your sewing holiday - what a treat!

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  2. Clever save and how you enjoy your sewing holiday - what a treat!

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  3. That's a great save & thanks for sharing. The Morris blazer has had its share of criticism over the hemline issue with stretch fabrics - however I love mine. I have one in a firm ponte and another in a rayon linen - which despite being non-stretch seems to work on me.
    Love your fabric.

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  4. Thats a great looking jacket. Fabulous fabric. Clever save! Enjoy your sewcation.

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  5. Ooh, great save - and the jacket looks great in that fabric!

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  6. Nice jacket. I like the loafers too. I would love a sewcation

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  7. Nice jacket. I like the loafers too. I would love a sewcation

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  8. Great fabric and nice results! I have heard of others who have had similar issues. I found with mine that invisibly hand stitching the facing to the jacket avoided any issues.

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  9. Great fabric! It looks like a terrific go to jacket.

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  10. Love the fabric for your jacket - this is high on my sewing list.

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  11. I'm glad you're able to save it because it looks terrific!! Well done Gail!
    (BTW, I'm not changing my color palette to blue :D, my next project has some red flowers on it ;) )

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  12. The fabric combination is awesome!

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  13. Lovely jacket and I love that fabric. Very nice placement on the back

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