I’ve made a jacket using one of the patterns that we are showcasing on the website. I’ve used a gorgeous wool teal for the outside and then lined with Liberty Tana Lawn for a really decadent finish. I really enjoyed making this and I love matching it with my favourite jeans to create both a smart and casual look.
The pattern: It’s by Sew to Grow and is the Bespoke Blazer Pattern. I love the incredible simplicity of this pattern. It’s very easy and uses the clever ‘burrito method’ which looks like a rolled up burrito but then turns into a fully lined blazer at the end. You also end up with what looks like a collar without the difficulty of having to actually make one. I amended the pattern slightly so that my jacket is fully lined at the back. You can make it in full length sleeves or 3/4 length for a more summery look.
The fabric: I used the fabric called ‘Ceremony’. I just love this print. It’s from the AW19 Aesthetic Renaissance collection which was inspired by Liberty’s founder, Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty. His passion for globetrotting and treasure-hunting with his wife Emma forms the basis of Liberty’s appeal. This particular fabric is inspired by a painting from the Liberty archive. It’s redrawn in this print with a fine outline and subtle shading and is a graceful design with trails of roses and blossom. We have sadly sold out of this print but there are countless more that would work perfectly in this design. Prints such as Mabelle, Christelle and Eva Belle. I bought the gorgeous teal wool at the Festival of Quilts years ago and have been looking for the perfect project ever since.
I hope that this has inspired you to make something new.