This really is out of the archives. I sewed this back in around July or August! Not sure why it hasn’t made it to the blog before now – the photos are time stamped September!
This is the Lily Knit Blazer, from Peekaboo Patterns. I bought this as part of a children’s bundle last year, and thought it would be a good addition to Clare’s wardrobe. Casual, but slightly dressy with the collar and button up front.
Now I can’t remember what size I sewed, but looking at these photos it is definitely too big. I have a feeling that I used a combination of sizes 8 for width and 10 for length. However, I think that the issue with the sizing is more to do with the fabric I used than the pattern itself. The fabric was left over from this jumper that I made my husband. It is a knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics, but is very soft and I remember that his jumper also turned out rather roomy.
The website pattern description is as follows: Your little lady will be ready for a night on the town in the Lily Knit Blazer! The Lily features a classic silhouette in front with a fun ruffle in back! Add your favorite accent fabric to really make this blazer pop! Pattern includes optional princess seams, piping, cuffs and pockets.
I chose to use the princess seams but left off the piping and the pockets. The ruffle in the back is self-lined, and the rest of the jacket body is lined as well. I used a coordinating knit for the lining. The sleeves are unlined and finished with a cuff from self fabric.
I chose to topstitch around the collar and front edges, as well as the back band, but left the rest alone. This provided a little more structure in addition to adding some detail.
I think that this will get more wear this winter, and since Clare has been growing at a fairly rapid rate lately I am also confident that it will fit her much better in a couple of months time. There is a fair bit to this pattern, and in some ways it felt like a waste making it in a soft unstructured knit. Oh well, the real test will be in the wearing.