I feel like Essex is the perfect weight fabric for this blazer, I used it for both the lining and the exterior. You could of course use a lighter weight fabric for the lining if you wanted an even lighter weight garment.
New to me
This was my first time making a blazer and I really enjoyed the different arm pattern pieces as well as watching it all come together. The collar is quite easy! I did pop over to watch the videos of the finishing steps of the hem. They were helpful and I think the finished product turned out really well.
I would definitely make another one, maybe a Spring version? I’ve been looking at various blazers for sale, and they can be pretty expensive! I know they make a great staple in your wardrobe, so I think taking the time to make one would definitely be worth it.
More garments using Essex
Here are a few more garments I’ve sewn in the past using my fabric collections:
- Pearl Dress (Forage)
- Kalle Shirtdress (Forage)
- Cleo Skirt (Forage)
- Wiksten Shift Dress (Driftless)
- Ilford Jacket (Quarry Trail)
- Farrow Dress (Around the Bend)
Pattern: Heather Blazer by Friday Pattern Co.
Fabric: Riverbend Essex collection (designed by me for Robert Kaufman Fabrics) for both the exterior and linings – and yes, I definitely pre-wash all fabrics I use for making garments!
*Riverbend has been arriving in shops! Yay! Be sure to check with your favorite shop! Or try an online search for “Anna Graham Riverbend” or “Riverbend Robert Kaufman” and check out the #RiverBendFabric hashtag on Instagram. Can’t wait to see what you make!!!!