Olive Twill Grainline Morris Blazer

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.DSC_0265Look!  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.DSC_0267But 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 🙂DSC_0310I 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. DSC_0317I 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″DSC_0313It’s unlined- but still looks nice and tidy on the inside.  That was important to me, I can’t hang with sloppy insides 🙂DSC_0330You 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. DSC_0335The 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 😉