2013-10-04

Dreaming of Spring Blazer Pattern Preview

Oh gosh! My little miss was in a posing mood that day! That never happens!!!

I am really proud of this. The first pattern I've drafted for others to use. I've been drafting my own patterns for a while, but this was the first time I had other talented seamstresses trying one of my patterns. They were all quite helpful, and you're getting a better pattern and instructions thanks to them. I can never thank them enough. 


There were 5 ladies testing it and helping me out. What to say? I adore every blazer they made, and I was so happy that they all loved it. I was nervous, and excited all at once when I first contacted them to test it for me. 

So, today I am going to share those beauties they made out of this pattern. In the same order I got to see their creations. SO, first on the line is Suzanne Winter from Winter Wonderings (...), with her flower blazer, made out of old curtains... how clever is that?! Suzanne skipped the pockets, and it still looks adorable. I love the colors and how that button stands out.

Check it on her blog HERE

The second blazer that got to me was RaeAnna's, from Sewing Mama RaeAnna. I was so sad it didn't fit her child anymore, because she was one of the first asking and encouraging me to share this pattern. Apparently her daughter grew much more than mine in the last few months, it still fits mine and will fit for a while, but it's too small for hers. So, that's the reason why there isn't a front placket in her blazer. But it still looks adorable. Again, I love the green from the ribbon standing out of the flower print. 
Check it on her blog HERE

I was so happy when I first saw Ari's version. Who doesn't know this creative lady blogging over Max California? As I said before, I loved every single one of them, but this one had one thing that just melted me and brought me that aowww feeling. Just look at those bow pockets? How can one resist to that? I think it's a great alternative to the eyelets and ribbon. And what about that lining contrasting the solid yellow from the main fabric?


Check it on her blog HERE

Al from the Shaffer Sisters, was also a tester for the blazer, and she was also the one who did the biggest changes to the pattern forced by the little fabric she had. Just like Suzanne, Al has recycled; a skirt in this case. You gotta love this 3/4 length sleeves version. She has also used a floral print for the lining... Isn't it curious that most of you all did? Did you all felt invluenced by my own floral lining, or was it just a coincidence? hehe

Check it on her blog HERE

My last, but not least tester was Shannon from Googgiemomma. Just like Al, she created a matching outfit, blazer and skirt for their daughter and, used the linning for the lapels too. Other changes Shannon did was finishing sleeves with bias, adding two buttons placket, and she finished her pockets with box pleats and piping. Again, here you have it, another alternative to the eyelets.
Check it on her blog HERE

Thank you all ladies, for helping me out, and for including little changes to the pattern. this will certainly inspire other to add their own touches. 

Curious to know how this pattern was born? Read all about it, since the first time I made and used it, to when I officially announced I'd have a free pattern to share.


Now the big question is Who's ready for a sew along? I first thought of sharing it all in one post (the how to for the construction of the blazer), but then I guessed it'd be fun to host a sew along, and share the different steps in different days.

The Sew along will start October 7th, when I'll finally release the FREE pattern, so get ready, take your time to choose your fabric, and come back next monday to join the fun. There will be a flickr group for everyone to share their blazers. Remember it is a size 2 pattern. 

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