BJmade! Morris blazer in Japanese cotton

This is Grainline’s Morris blazer, just right for spring or autumn or fall.Barbara jane made Morris blazer.jpeg

I’ve read a few posts about issues with the front facing. I came prepared to battle it into submission. I didn’t interface it at all. That seemed to be the cause of some of the problems. I thought as I was using quite a heavy  cotton with no stretch, maybe wasn’t needed, or maybe it would be worse…………

I used Hong Kong binding for the centre back seam because you see it every time you take the jacket off. I do like it as a seam finish and I just happened to have some poly-ribbon in a colour that was perfect for my fabric.Barbara jane made.jpg

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I added a button to keep the blazer from flying open in Canberra’s  breezy excessively windy spring weather. This amazing button is from Buttons, Buttons, Buttons in Sydney.

In the end I don’t have any trouble with the front facing. Maybe being forwarned helped, but for me it behaved well and sat nicely.

What’s on your between season sewing table?

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What I like: the casual vibe, the bound seam, the fabric.

Not so much: The rolled collar mostly works well, expect right at the back of the  where I couldn’t hide the raw edges on the inside without pulling things out of shape. A bit of a shame  because it doesn’t fit with the Hong Kong seam.

Modifications: the fabric I used had no stretch , I didn’t interface and I added a button.

Fabric: Japanese cotton from Addicted to Fabric

Pattern: Morris Blazer, Grainline patterns

Worn here with: a MG and last years Coco dress re-fashioned to a skirt

See also gorgeous Morris blazers by Helen, Lizzy, Lara and Jean.Barbara Jane made.jpg


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