Do you have that pattern that sits around just waiting for you to make it? It might be finding the time to make it or in my case just finding the right fabric. Well, thanks to Mood Fabrics, I found the perfect fabric. It is a Lindasol Metallic Gold and White on Oatmeal Stretch Linen and in person the stripe is very subtle. The pattern for this fabulous fabric is a sleeveless blazer, Simplicity 1756, which is out of print, but still so cute and fun.
My fabric washed beautifully and I loved working with the stretch linen. Before I started to make this sleeveless vest, I went to Pinterest to look at outfit combinations and just to reassure myself I would wear it. After I looked at the ideas, I knew it was a yes and I couldn’t wait to get started
There are a a few other color choices of this metallic linen, so take a look you will love it.
My sleeveless vest didn’t take any alterations. I made it straight out of the package in a size 12 and used a mid-weight interfacing. I needed the mid-weight to stabilize the stretch for the front, collars, pocket tops and welt pocket. Now those notched collars took me several times to get them to work just right. The welt pocket is faux but a great detail.
The back of the Sleeveless Blazer has a double vent, just adding to the details on this garment
Deep pockets for the front of the vest, with the top of the pockets interfaced. This is important but very important with the stretch linen, the interfacing will keep the pockets from stretching out.
On the double breasted look, traditionally, there are two buttons on one side and one on the other. I don’t plan on ever buttoning this sleeveless vest, so I balanced the buttons. I did sew the buttonholes but I did not cut them open.
Patience was a good thing on this project, I love my Sleeveless Blazer and the metallic linen is so perfect. The color of the linen is such a good basic color and the metallic just adds some fun. I know I will wear and wear this sleeveless blazer, it is just so fun.