The Lurex Woven Peplum Blazer

New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
This peplum blazer is made from this gorgeous Carolina Herrera novelty fabric. Stone-colored, it combines “black threads with graphite, gray with soft silvery strands, in a textured weave that can scarcely be described as medium-weight with the prettiest subtle sheen,” from Mood Fabrics.  And it was perfect for this collarless jacket!
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics

When I think Carolina Herrera, my first thoughts are elegance and sophistication. So I wanted to create something that would do this beautiful fabric justice. I chose New Look 6231. Even with the pleated peplum, the lines of this jacket are simple and uncomplicated.  A perfect way to highlight the fabric.
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
But in order to get a garment that I would be thrilled about, I had to make some alterations and modifications to the pattern. First, I lengthened the body of the jacket by an inch.
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
The shoulders are drafted really wide in my opinion. I had to shave an inch off of them. And since I’m not a fan of one-piece sleeves on tailored structured jackets, I swapped them out for a two-piece sleeve in a full-length.
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
And I added 7″ exposed zippers at the cuff. I like the bit of “edge” this detail gives this style.
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
I also lightly tailored this jacket by block-fusing nylon tricot fusible interfacing to the fabric. I added a back stay made from muslin and I stabilized the neckline with a strip of silk organza. And I added a full lining. The jacket is held closed with a hook and eye closure.
New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
As lovely as this fabric is, it does not take kindly to having seams ripped from it. You can easily catch those loosely woven threads. I learned that the hard way! So try to get it right the first time!New Look 6231 - Collarless Peplum Blazer made in Carolina Herrera Stone Lurex Woven from Mood Fabrics
I’m already planning additional outfits in my head incorporating this jacket. This is going to be such a fun piece to dress up or down this season!

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Comments


  • Sarah Gunn
    October 16, 2013

    Erica,
    This is a great wardrobe staple and will dress up clothes in a jiffy! The zippers at the cuffs are refreshing and a nice contrast to the lurex. I love what you’ve done here.

    • Erica B.
      October 16, 2013

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Amy
    October 16, 2013

    Gorgeous! I just love the sparkle and shine of the fabric. You’ve captured the best qualities of the fabric by making it into this jacket. I hope you find a reason to put in on often!

    • Erica B.
      October 17, 2013

      Oh, I’m sure I will! Thanks Amy!

  • Carolyn
    October 17, 2013

    I agree this beautiful jacket will be a workhorse in your collection!

    • Erica B.
      October 17, 2013

      Thanks Carolyn!

  • Annie
    November 4, 2013

    I just found this blog on Mood. You are very talented. I am just getting back to sewing after many years and you have inspired me.