Sunday, November 6, 2011
I had the opportunity to pattern test for the first time. Melissa at MellySews made the most darling blazer pattern for her son. I LOVE how it turned out! Thanks Melissa!!
I love the shape of the collar and the curved edges. I love the way the blazer facing and the blazer front lining fit together. I love how she recommended trimming the curves with pinking shears. I'm totally going to do that from now on. I also love how it's completely lined. I love the suggestion to use a fun lining fabric.
Ansley just turned 2 1/2 and she typically wears between a size 2 and a size 4. I cut out the size 3 and didn't take it in on the back at all. The shoulders fit perfect and the length is perfect. I only sewed on one button for a few reasons- buttonholes and I don't get along, I like the look of just one button, and I think I would've had some pulling/tugging over her little kid belly if I had added more buttons.
Hand sewing is not my forte. I probably should've zigzagged or pinked the sleeves and hand turning hole section of the blazer bottom before blind stitching.
I think this pattern works equally well for a little boy or little girl, depending on fabric choices.
Exterior fabric is leftover from Ansley's Halloween Costume and my A+ A-line skirt. The lining is leftover from one of my many circle skirts.
Here are some bonus shots from our library photo shoot.