Stash Busting Morris Number Two



Meet my second Grainline Morris Blazer.  Once again, I shopped my stash and came up with another piece of ponti sourced at the op shop.  This piece has been gathering dust for several years so it is nice to finally find a use for it. It was a really small piece at around one metre which necessitated some planning.



Once again I omitted the centre back seam but this time I took the actual seam into account when cutting it.  Due to my sway back I cut the jacket slightly offsquare making it narrower at the centre back hip.  I interfaced the front facings with stretch iron on interfacing and carefully slip stitched the facings to the front.  I say carefully because unlike my last jacket which was a marl, this fabric showed every stitch if I wasn't careful.  

I didn't bother with the sleeve facings, instead just turning and hemming.  I added extra length to the sleeves to enable me to do this.  Because of my lack of fabric, I had to cut the sleeves in two pieces.  I added a seam to my sleeve about 15cm from the cuff and top stitched it to look like a design feature.



 I love this jacket and it has seamlessly fitted into my wardrobe.  It will be just as useful as an extra layer for the spring.




Comments

  1. Another lovely jacket. I have purchased this pattern and have some fabric in my stash. Just waiting for some spare time to get to it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. I love the red and it looks great with that outfit. Well done squeezing a jacket out of 1m of fabric!

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    1. It is amazing what determination will achieve!

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  3. Wow. You managed to get a blazer out of a mere 1m piece! I'm impressed! Great idea to cut the sleeves in two pieces as and intentional design feature.

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  4. Perfect. This style of jacket is perfect for Sydney as our winters aren't particularly cold. I'm heading home after a month in Europe itching to get back to my machine!

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    1. That is the true beauty of the pattern. I have made it in ponti which is a great office weight at this time of the year but intend to make it in woven stretch for spring.

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  5. Wow! You really made this from only 1m of fabric?! That is absolutely amazing; I'm bowing down in awe!

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    1. I wouldn't do that! I was quite fortunate that my 1m was also quite wide.

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