OK GUYS I am going to make a bold statement here: this may be my favorite pattern, ever. I know, love can be fickle and fleeting and I know it might not last but right now I am so in love with Morris I could marry it.Look! I have wings coming out of my head, ha.
This is of course the newest offering from Grainline Studio- the Morris Blazer. Why do I love it so much? Well first of all- look at it!! I think it’s a great looking casual blazer. I can throw it on over a t-shirt and feel totally put together. Or dress it up for date night, whatever.But do you know what else? It’s a quick, easy project. I never thought I would say that about a blazer but it’s true! I worked on this in small chunks over the span of 4 days. It was fun to sew, the directions are great and I made ZERO changes to the pattern. Don’t be surprised if you see a few more of these from me I used one of my all time favorite fabrics- this olive green stretch cotton twill from Mood is the same fabric I used for my Minoru jacket. It’s a nice weight, buttery soft and has good stretch making it super comfortable. And considering the amount of wear my Minoru has gone through it still looks great- so I know it will hold up well to lots of washing and wearing. I also love the fit- it’s pretty close fitting which looks flattering, but is still comfortable because it uses fabrics with stretch. I am super picky about comfort when it comes to my clothes but I feel great in this one all day. I love the length of the sleeves too!
While we’re talking about fit- I made my usual Grainline size 2, no changes. For reference my measurements are: Bust 32″ Waist 27″ Hip 36″It’s unlined- but still looks nice and tidy on the inside. That was important to me, I can’t hang with sloppy insides You could get all fancy and bind your seams on the inside but I chose to just finish them off with my serger. I am totally fine with how it looks. The tank I am wearing underneath is a Mission Maxi tank, slightly modified with a curved hem. I’d like to make a few more of these to layer under jackets, sheer tops, whatever. My necklace is from Native Clutter, love her stuff! I am also wearing my unblogged Ginger Jeans, which I promise to blog soon! I lalalalalove them too…see, fickle 😉