I swear to you that I am retiring this pattern[Simplicity 1421] for a while. It's such a great pattern and it seems like everyone likes it or at least they like the African prints that I use to make these blazers. I'm not sure which it is but it's gonna be a long time before you see me make this again. Soooo with all that being said this blazer is for a client how already had this amazing African fabric so I decided to add a little re-purposed denim to the mix. I love the void spots where I removed the pockets from the denim I used. I have done several reviews on this blazer and they were all great, this time around the bias tape kicked my ass! I'm not sure what the problem was but I finally worked it out.
For this blazer I used all different kind of wood buttons not all matching especially on the sleeves. I think that it adds so much character to this already flashy blazer. I did not trim the entire blazer in bias tape as per the pattern. I also did not add the pockets but opted to add faux pocket flaps on the jacket.
I decided to make a suit by adding a skirt [Butterick B6060] I have already made a skirt from this pattern and both times the pattern was a success. This pattern was pretty straight forward. The instructions were not needed for this time around. I made denim piping to sew in the seams of the skirt. I would have made some of the panels with the re-purposed denim but I ran out of the denim I used in the jacket. I did use two other shades of re-purposed denim for the faux pocket flaps and the piping.
I am excited to send this suit to my client and I can't wait to get a photographs of her wearing this suit, fingers crossed that it fits well.
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