This is Grainline’s Morris blazer, just right for spring or autumn or fall.
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.
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?
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