A Jasika Blazer for ME!

All this talk about our Jasika Blazer this year and I realized I haven’t shared a personal make yet! I was in a blazer making fury last year; a few are in various stages of completion, and two are in permanent rotation (although thankfully I also fit in the samples we made, so luckily I get to wear those too). Today I’m sharing a beautiful brown check Jasika I’ve worn almost weekly since the fall; it’s got a tweedy, “let’s walk through the misty moors with the hounds” vibe I’ve quite enjoyed.

I think this was the third Jasika I made (I’ve lost track; last year was a blur of wool and interfacing). It’s an early iteration of the pattern; we took in the shoulders for the final pattern and I think they look a touch wide for my frame here. I found this gorgeous wool check at M&M Textiles here in Montreal. It’s nice and thick, and warm enough to wear as outerwear on cooler days. The nice thing about a great blazer is that double duty factor; with a scarf you’re truly good to go, and then you look profesh as hell once you get wherever you’re going.

I lined it with a red bemburg, and added some wool felt to the under the collar for that little pop of something something. I love the buttons; I sewed them with a contrasting thread in an X pattern and I like how thoughtful such a small detail can be.

 

I’m kind of obsessed with belt bags right now (this one is from Madewell) and I love how it looks over a blazer. It really says “I am such a busy working woman I need to be hands-free at ALL TIMES!”. It’s a fun, modern way to style such a classic piece.

I kind of need to take a much-needed break from tailoring for the time being, but I’m kinda excited to tackle some of the plans I have for the fall. I’m dying to make a full suit with our Sasha trousers in a crazy colour like our brand yellow, and have some plans for hacking it into a longer, boxier double breasted baby in navy or black. Now that I have a few more classic blazers in my closet, it’s hard to imagine a world without them!

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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Case Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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