I had a small piece of patterned wool. The fabric was nice and warm, and soft to the touch. I planned to turn it into a kilt-like skirt, but the fabric refused. It wanted to be a backlacing blazer with Gothic-inspired details.
It took quite a bit of planning to get every pattern piece cut from the tiny amount of fabric, but the blazer came to be.
The BackLacing Blazer is available as a sewing pattern in sizes 32-40.
The snug little blazer is short of hem and tight of sleeve. It has a large, low-cut collar, and is best worn during late spring and early autumn. It works with high-waisted skirts and trousers along with both short and long dresses. Scarves add warmth to the revealing jacket, and help create unique looks.
The eye-cather to this blazer is on the back. Made with two separate pieces, this style is laced closed, and can be modified in size. The lacing is supported with rigilene-tape, and comes without a modesty flap for easy wear.
The blazer is fully lined, and made with puff-sleeves. This makes the garment even more comfortable to wear: with more room at the shoulders, the jacket won’t feel constricting. Puff-sleeves help in making the shoulders look a bit wider, so this style works best on slender ladies.
The model blazer is made with patterned wool and a contrasting lining. For a more subdued look, try patternless fabric, and matching lining. For a bit more drama, choose black wool, and pair it with a blazing red lining and laces to match.
I hope you’ll enjoy the BackLacing Blazer sewing pattern!
Until next Wednesday.