Hello, I'm Jen, a designer & patternmaker living in Chicago, IL. I publish a line of sewing patterns, post tutorials, tips & tricks, and personal projects. For more info about myself, the patterns, and a few FAQ, click here
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Well I’m a bit behind on my Self-Stitched September quota so I thought I would stop making my own patterns and use some commercial ones. Here is my attempt to make a quick blazer from the March 2010 Burda Magazine, style 121. I decided that I wanted to lengthen the blazer and omit the darts, but unforunately it turned out HUGE! Now, I don’t mean huge as in I shouldn’t have omitted the darts, I knew what that was going to do, but huge as in I went by my bust size and the armhole seams sit a full inch off the side of my shoulder and the bust turned out about 3″ too big. Woah, woah woah, can we say FAIL!?!? I’m going to either try to make a smaller size or just grade this one down to a more reasonable size. Probably grade because I’d have to print out all 26 or so pages, tape them all together, cut out a smaller size, then add the seam allowances all over again. That is just way too much work for me today since I have a major cold + allergies. Anyway, just thought I would share the ultimate oversized blazer and my oversized morning fail. Haha!