19 February 2012

Show-stopper blazer



Hey there! My biggest boy just turned four, which seems to me like a good age for a boy to start sporting a cool blazer. Or at least own one. I've been swooning over cute little boys blazers popping up on Pinterest and looking around for a pattern to match. When I'm looking for new boy sewing inspiration I like to hunt around Etsy. I've haven't been disappointed yet and it's turned up some real goodies, like the Manligans, monkey pants, urban hoodie, kimino hoodie, newsboy cap, pea coat, hooded coat...come to think of it, about the only boys patterns that haven't come from etsy are the Oliver and S patterns. On one such search I came across this Toddler blazer by Melly Sews, and it's cute as punch...


Okay, can you just give me a moment to bask in the glory of my very first, never to be repeated, SINGLE WELT POCKETS!! In case you're skimming over this and missed it...I am a little proud of my SINGLE WELT POCKETS! The pattern doesn't include pockets, and it's certainly not lacking without them, but I really wanted to add something special to the front, since I'd gone to the effort of making piping from the lining fabric. I used this single welt pocket tutorial ( which is great), labored over the instructions and plunged in with no practice run. It was late. I was tired. And the reckless sewer came out. Right now, I'm still not sure what to feel more thrilled about...deciphering the tutorial or the fact that it worked spectacularly! It's definitely given me confidence to try some more 'technical' sewing in the future. Just for fun, of course.



46 comments:

  1. That is a FANTASTIC jacket! Hope he enjoys wearing it as much as you obviously enjoyed making it!

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  2. This is soooo cool! Love the pockets and the piping.

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  3. Oh my gosh Sophie, I can't believe the amazing stuff you're churning out these days! That jacket is amazing, I love the pockets, they look perfect. And the stuff you've been making yourself these days.... I'm speechless :)

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  4. I'm with Crystal. This just might be the best blazer ever. And welt pockets? awesome!

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  5. That is amazing, you found the perfect fabric! Too adorable!

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  6. oh.my.goodness. that blazer is darling and so perfectly sewn!

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  7. I just want you to know that I am THOROUGHLY impressed with your single welt pockets! :) They look impeccable. Love the two fabrics you chose.

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  8. I third Crystal's sentiments - you are on fire these days! The welt pockets are so impressive and the stripey bias piping is perfect! Totally awesome.

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  9. That is gorgeous!!!! Love it! Love the fabric and the jacket by themselves, let alone together!

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  10. So, so cute! The chevron and stripe combo is killing me. I love it! :)

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  11. Forget the kid, I Want this jacket for ME!
    Fantastic clean look and the pockets are delicious!
    Your son is going to be the king of the kids (and possibly quite a few adults too)
    Marvelous!

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  12. OMG, this is truly amazing! Wow, wow, wow!

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  13. AAAaaaack!!! You're killing me with your sewing skills! The welt pockets and piping puts this jacket on a whole new level... yah... I'm with Julia Bobbin... the jacket would look fab on me! ;)

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  14. This is utterly amazing. Your sewing creations are so inspiring. Where do you find the time? Congrats on another triumph. Mrs B x

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  15. Don't worry, the pockets were the first to catch my eye ;-)! Very beautiful!

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  16. Love!! Such a cute blazer + colors are so perfect!

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  17. How cool! Bet you cannot wait for the cooler weather for your lil man to sport this one... you must be very pleased, great achievement.

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  18. So adorable! I love the blue with the contrasting stripes. You are very talented!

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  19. Oh. My. God. This is great, woman!! Great!!

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  20. SOOO Cute! I love the fabric combination. Coincidentally, I've added a double welt pocket tutorial to my website for this blazer http://www.mellysews.com/2012/02/welt-pockets-tutorial.html, but I LOVE your single welt pockets too. And the piping is perfect. I'm pinning and linking to this.

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  21. Waw. Love what you did. And those pockets....!

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  22. I'm speechless. This is (and you are) AMAZING!!!

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  23. I'm so glad you did this! I've been really contemplating doing a blazer for my little one for Easter coming up, but wasn't sure what pattern to do! This is incredible and, of course, your fabric combinations are striking!

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  24. I'm v.e.r.y impressed! This blazer is a show-stopper indeed, lucky birthday boy!

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  25. this certainly is a showstopper! I love everything about it. Particularly the colour combo. I working on some publishing material for Madagascar 3 at the moment and the colour palette isn't dissimilar! Love it!

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  26. I think its all been said....wowsers

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  27. That is pimp. Straight up pimp. The show, she is stopped, the mouth, she gapes open with amazement and delight. Shame on you for making a 24 year old woman want to dress like a boy two decades her junior.

    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  28. Linked to you here: http://www.mellysews.com/2012/02/cirque-du-bebe-show-stopper-blazer.html

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  29. gorgeous blazer for a gorgeous boy - if this is what you make late at night in zzz zone it's no wonder you make some amazing creations in daylight.

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  30. WOW! I love this! I almost love this enough to go get pregnant and have a little boy and wait for him to be four just so I can make a blazer like this... ;) Very cool.

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  31. ummm... really??? this is AWESOME!!! I'm such a fan. -erin

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  32. That is amazing. So glad I just found your blog - considered me inspired!

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  33. so inspired by your blog..thank you!

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  34. This is the coolest blazer EVER. Freakin' amazing!

    Trine

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  35. I have had your blazer pinned for months and finally had a go! I have linked to your version as inspiration here

    http://carolinecameron.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/blazer/

    Thanks

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  36. Just stumbled onto this on pinterest and can I just say wow?!?! FANTASTIC! Pinning now!!

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  37. I have been looking for a blazer pattern for ages, and I mean ages. I have actually seen the Blank Slate pattern that you used and thought that it's not quite what I'm looking for. However what you have produced is completely what I have been looking for (and some). It defines gorgeous. The fabric is perfect. I can not tell you how much I love it.

    I really want to give the pattern a go and if mine turns out even the smallest bit as nice as yours I'll be so happy.

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