Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blazer SEW-A-LONG!! Whooot Whoot!

Purchase my African print fabric HERE 
**PLEASE READ BEFORE CUTTING YOUR FABRIC***

POCKETS: I am going to differ a little from the pattern. They want you to cut the pockets and then turn the edges and sew to the jacket. Unless you are perfect this is not going to go good for you. I am going to cut 4 pieces and I am going to sew two pieces together turn it and then sew my perfect pocket to the blazer. Feel free to turn your edges under if you prefer to follow the pattern's instructions.
 
 I cut 4 pieces as shown below.
Front Facing: This is the part that is going to fold over and this is s great place to put a contrasting fabric to add a punch to your blazer like I am. (notice that my fabric is facing right sides together!)
Upper Collar: This is another place you can add a contrasting fabric for fun
Under Collar: And another place you can add a contrasting fabric for fun, you will not really see it but you'll know it's there!
Back facing: This is the last place you can add a contrasting fabric which will make the inside of the blazer cute!
 All my pieces are cut and ready....so now time to get yours ready too. (if you have a serger, you should serg all your edges before we start sewing and make sure all your notches are visible. If you serg as you go along, you can do that as well.) 
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  1. Allrighty then how can I resist It's been a really along time since I've made a summer jacket so I guess it's time now. I have lots of other things planned, but don't want to pass this sewalong up because I'm sure I'm going to learn lots of new things. I think I actually have 2 of these patterns on deck already so please counter in.

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    1. Glad to see ya join in! Heck you may be able to teach me a few things! It should be fun I'm going to try to make this super-duper easy. Please feel free to comment as we go along with the process! I'm looking forward to helping a few people make a wearable garment.

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  2. Hi Michelle! I apologize if this posts twice. I wasn't sure if the original post went through. What do you think of me using a home fabric for the jacket? Do you think it will hang properly if I choose to go that route? Any information that you can provide is appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. Yep! You sure can use a home fabric, I would just make sure it's not too thick.

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  3. If you want to be in the sew-a-long group board on Pinterest, FOLLOW That Black Chic and let me know and I will add your name to add you to the group. You will be able to add your blazer pictures to the board.

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    1. I'm following on Pinterest...

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    2. Awesome I added you to be able to post on the board.

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    3. I'm following on Pinterest too.

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  4. Just pulled the pattern from my stash. I will cut and adjust the pattern today. I need to go fabric shopping.

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    1. Great...Next time just type your name in with your message so I know who you are. See ya Sunday!!

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  5. Hi ladies! I'm in! Just gotta get bias tape and buttons. I'll cut everything tomorrow.

    Lisa

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  6. I can't wait until Sunday! I am looking forward to this!

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    1. Well Karen, so am I! Looking forward to creating masterpieces!

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  7. I've had this pattern for a while. Joining in on the sewing fun.

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  8. I'm in, going to like you on Pinterest now.

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  9. Love that fabric, can't wait to see Jacket all done..

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    1. Thanks Tanielle, This is gonna be a fun blazer!

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  10. Love your site! The jacket you made is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Mary, this was so much fun, The filming was nerve racking but all worth it and this blazer pattern is my most favorite EVER! Thanks for stopping by my part of the world.

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    2. How did you do the sleeves? As soon as I hear "ease in" I'm a goner, in my opinion, there ain't no such thing! How did you do it? Thanks again.

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    3. Mary, I know EASE is scary but it doesn't have to be. If you have patience and pins it's all good. I have a video for this and I talk about how I did it, check it out.

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  11. Michelle,

    You are awesome with this blazer. You keep our interest with putting comedy into your video. I would love to see you do more sew-along, cause honey you break it all the way down for even a beginner. I would like to see a sew-along for B5980 the owl pants that Mori is wearing. Those pants are fire. Seriously! I'm hoping more sew-alongs are in your future. I would also like to see a tutorial or even just a few pictures on how to sew a lining for a jacket or blazer. I'm confused on how to bag lining... if you can help out please let me know. I'm about that blazer life right now...

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    1. Awhhhhh thank you! If Santa brings me a video camera fro Christmas I will be doing more sew-alongs for sure. And honey just so you know I've never bagged a lining but I will, we can work that out together!!

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  12. Sew sorry I missed this SAL. It's all good though. Thanks to you, Ms. Michelle, I now have pattern in hand. Fabric next and this is so going to happen. Working on my blog post about it now. Yippeee!!!

    Cheers,

    Lyric

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    1. Awesome, make sure you share your blazer!!!!

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