Creating a chic, high fashion look doesn’t always need to mean sitting in front of a sewing machine for hours and hours, and yet even more hours. The Zea Blazer was designed specifically to be the perfect high-end addition to any wardrobe at a fraction of the creation time. With sleek lines, no finicky closures, and an option for a surprise lining, this new Spring jacket is sure to help you form your ideal outfit with blazer focus!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
To start, sew the inseams of your sleeves together and press. Repeat with your lining layer, and then set your sleeves aside for the time being.
Next, follow the guidelines on your pattern pieces to add fish eye darts to the front and back of your blazer pieces, as well as French darts to the front. Not sure about darts? Learn all about them here!
Attach your back panels at the center back seam before adding your front blazer pieces at the shoulders and side seams. Repeat with your lining pieces, plus the extra step of adding your front facing to the side front lining piece.
Set your sleeves into their respective armscyes, notching your seam allowance where needed. Repeat with your lining.
Add one of your collar pieces to the top of your blazer, starting at the center back of the neckline and working forward. Notch the corner seam allowance on the front blazer layer, and match up the short edge of your lapels to sew the remainder of your collar down.
Fabric faces together, place your second collar piece atop the first, lining up the corners. Sew along the top three edges, clip your seam allowance, turn right side out, and press.
Lastly, attach your lining layer to your blazer, fabric faces together. Sew around the lapels, center front, and hem, leaving the neckline open at the collar. Sew your lining to your sleeves, clip your seam allowances at all corners, and turn your garment right side out through the opening at the neckline. Press your garment, and slip-stitch your lining to the collar to complete.
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