Jasika Blazer // Tester Round up // Closet Case Patterns
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Jasika Blazer Tester Round-up

Hey y'all! Just popping in to show you some of our tester makes for the Jasika Blazer. This was an extensive testing process for us and as always, we are indebted to the amazing makers who help us refine and tweak our patterns. They make alllllll the difference. As always Carolyn made a beautiful version and wrote about it on her blog: Jasika Blazer // Tester Round up // Closet Case Patterns Jasika Blazer // Tester Round up // Closet Case Patterns The lovely...

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Sewist Spotlight // Jasika Nicole // Closet Case Patterns
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Sewist Spotlight and Pattern Muse: Jasika Nicole

The internet can be a wonderful place. How I else would I get to meet the ebullient, charming and hilarious ball of maker energy that is Jasika Nicole? As you know, we name all our patterns after people in our community we find inspiring, and it was only a matter of time before we named something after this lovely woman. When we started working on our blazer pattern, Jasika was the person I thought of the most. She is a brave, bold, courageous sewist. Nothing seems to scare her or slow her down. Whether it's making her...

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Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 3: Cut Fabric, Interface and Mark Pattern Pieces

Week three of our #blazerofglory challenge begins! Once you've got all your supplies and fabrics in order and have fine-tuned your muslin for our Jasika Blazer, hopefully you're ready to start cutting and prepping your pattern pieces! This is probably going to feel like the most time-consuming part of the process. There are a lot of pattern pieces to manage, so my advice is to take your time and carefully note each piece with a label or post-it so you don't get confused. Then mentally prepare for a few hours to interface your pieces. Put on a...

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How to fit a Tailored jacket or Blazer // Fit adjustment issues and fixes for the Jasika Blazer
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How to fit a Tailored jacket or Blazer // Fit adjustments for the Jasika Blazer

Today we are going to talk fitting for your Jasika Blazer! This is often the most intimidating part of sewing a new style of garment, so we wanted to make it as simple as possible for you to diagnose and correct any fit issues without having to consult a million books (we did that for you!) We created a fitting ebook for our online speed tailoring course and decided to make it available to anyone not enrolled, or to anyone making a tailored jacket of any kind. This blog post is a summary of that content, although you may want...

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Sourcing Interfacing and Supplies for the Jasika Blazer

This week we're talking provisions for your Jasika Blazer, and after discussing fabric, it's time to move on to interfacing and supplies! This part might feel intimidating if you've never done any kind of tailoring before, but I promise everything is relatively easy to source. First up, interfacing! Because Jasika is designed for speed tailoring methods, we'll be using fusible interfacings to build up the structure and shape of our jackets. The main benefit of this is obviously speed (hence the name!) Traditionally tailored jackets create structure with many layers of sew-in interfacing and tons of hand stitching, and while...

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Sourcing Fabric for Your Jasika Blazer

This week for our #blazerofglory challenge we're focusing on gathering fabrics, supplies and making a muslin. To help you on your way, we'll be sharing posts this week on all three of these subjects, starting with today's post on sourcing fabric for your Jasika Blazer. Choosing the right fabric for this project is probably the most important decision you'll make. Since blazers can be styled and worn SO many ways (as we showed in our styling post) I think it's worth the time to think about what you want out of your jacket. Do you want something for...

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Blazer of Glory Challenge Week 2: Gather Supplies, Fabric & Make Muslin

It is Week 2 of our #blazerofglory challenge for the Jasika Blazer and we are soooooo excited to see so many of you tailoring-hungry folks participating! Each week on Instagram we'll be announcing the new prompt and sponsor/prize before picking a winner from the previous week. In order to continually be able to win a prize, we need to see that hashtag used in a story or post. We really want to see your weekly progress week by week, although feel free to dip in and out. One little tempting morsel... our grand prize will be a CUSTOM DRESS FORM...

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How to Wear a Blazer // Outfit Styling Inspiration // Jasika Blazer // Closet Case Patterns
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Styling Inspiration for the Jasika Blazer

Hey guys, Amy here! We have been all blazers all the time for a while prepping for the launch of the Jasika Blazer pattern, but just when I think I've seen all the ways you could possibly wear a tailored jacket, there is a little tweak, a new colour or a styling trick that gives us fresh ideas. We thought we would share with you some of our favourite Pinterest inspiration with you today; that board has been getting thicker and thicker over the last year and hopefully this will get you inspired about adding...

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