Ahem….DUDES!! I made a JACKET!!!
And I love it sooo much I took pics TWICE and still didn’t get them nice and crisp.
So, I LOMO’ed out 😉
This is By Hand London’s Victoria Blazer, of course!! I’m finally making something when everyone else is! Lol I used a really prettily printed stretch cotton sateen from Fabric.com. Which is puuuurfect for it!I I only lined the bodice with cotton (with minimal stretch) because the sleeves were a little snug (I used a smaller seam allowance to make them more comfy) on the size 4.
Excuse me while I reach around to pat myself on the back for this absolutely kick-ass blind stitching job!!
I initially cut a different shell fabric (see it here on Instagram) but fell out of love with the thought of a white blazer when the summer’s ending, soon. I can see now that the sleeves would have been really awkward in that fabric (a thick-ish, cotton twill) so the change was for the best. I also, based on the informal poll taken on Instagram and By Hand London’s own Elisalex, decided to shorten it a little. The 4 fits in the upper bodice, but it was snug at the hips, which pulled the side seams back, making the pockets awkward. I’d love to make the next size up, in a fabric with more drape, to get the desired slouchy look.
Though, this one ain’t bad!!
I took a little collection of pins out to try on the cool lapels, but the wind killed my mood. I painted the lady, bought myself the owls on Ebay and the other three are vintage from my granny.
Some Victoria details?! Shall we?
Yes, of course!
Love! This little thing will see so much wear!