The Basic Blazer was the first pattern I ever made…and it’s still a classic, as Sarah shows us today. Read on…
This is such a great pattern to customize (as are all Blank Slate patterns - hence the name!). I love that this can be made up to be all formal, or in my case, a little more casual. I used a greenish-brown corduroy and added some leather elbow patches. I also chose to topstitch all around the lapels and hem of the jacket. I finished the jacket sleeves with topstitching as well.
If you're working with leather, I can't recommend a teflon foot enough! I just bought one and it is AMAZING.
I love welt pockets! They look complicated, but are really quite easy. The pattern instructions walk you through every little step. Just make sure you've transferred your markings on straight and you're all set! I went with a single welt pocket instead of the double welt. I thought it would be easier with the corduroy. The three buttons are a leather-look to kind of match the elbow patches. I had to make up a new bow-tie to round out his new duds, and he's got quite the hipster look going on!
He received so many compliments at church...daddy was quite impressed with how put together he looked! Boy sewing is so much fun! Grab this pattern to get started on some holiday sewing - your little guy will be the best-dressed at any party this year!