A Sleeveless Blazer for Spring

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

If you do not yet own a sleeveless blazer, run… don’t walk to the store or your computer to purchase your pattern. You do know what a sleeveless blazer is? They used to know be known as a… you guessed it, a VEST!

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

The pattern I selected is Simplicity 1756, from Cynthia Rowley.

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

For this project, I was inspired by Balenciaga Spring 2013… the ads were fabulous.

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

I chose a Mood Fabrics black Italian cotton suiting that has a smidgen of stretch (cotton/lycra and it’s 64″ wide).  This fabric has a medium hand, a fabulous drape and is lightweight enough for warm weather garments.  And what really impressed me is how beautifully the fabric pressed and most importantly how little it wrinkles.  At such a great price, this will be my go to fabric for basics.

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

I sewed this unlined sleeveless blazer straight out of the envelope.  But I did discover that it has a very slim fit through the hips.  So I’ll more than likely wear it unbuttoned all of the time.

Italian Cotton Sleeveless Blazer

This is a great wardrobe addition and I would love to have one in white too!

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Comments


  • Mary
    March 12, 2013

    Love it! That pattern is on my to make list. Thank you for sharing.

    • Erica B
      March 12, 2013

      Thanks Mary!

  • Ginger
    March 12, 2013

    This is so fun! I never thought I’d be into a vest, but this “sleeveless blazer” (ha!) is cute!

  • Erica B
    March 12, 2013

    Thanks Ginger!

  • Sarah Gunn
    March 13, 2013

    Great “jacket” Erica! The fabric sounds dreamy and the style suits you well!

    • Erica B
      March 14, 2013

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Lori
    March 13, 2013

    Love it, great styling as always. I really like the Italian cotton suiting

    • Erica B
      March 14, 2013

      Lori, the fabric is truly amazing!

      • Amy
        March 19, 2013

        I agree about the fabric! I’m saving it in my fabric portfolio. A good basic is a necessity!

  • Amanda S.
    March 13, 2013

    Great job! I’m sure this will be so versatile in your wardrobe.

    • Erica B
      March 14, 2013

      Thanks Amanda!

  • Claire
    March 16, 2013

    Love the vest, very smart. But why make such a lovely garment to wear with exercise stretch tights?