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!
The pattern I selected is Simplicity 1756, from Cynthia Rowley.
For this project, I was inspired by Balenciaga Spring 2013… the ads were fabulous.
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.
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.
This is a great wardrobe addition and I would love to have one in white too!