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!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards of Marine Blue Solid Organic Cotton Twill
- 2 yards of Gray and Black Striped Bemberg Lining
- MDF138 – The Zea Blazer Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
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.
Will you be giving The Zea Blazer a try? Tell me about your design plans in the comments below!
I can’t wait to make this! Thank you so much for the pattern Can the pattern be printed A0 size or just A4?
Hi Mornie – Unfortunately our patterns are currently available only in US Letter size. Apologies for the inconvenience!
I’ve got to try this – but I have an idea for pocket insertion…. Hmmm….
Going to give it a go unlined using scuba fabric. Maybe accent the inside. COVID-19 has me thinking…. Thanks for the pattern!
How did this go? Did you use the thicker neoprene type scuba? I was thinking of trying that too
Hello how much fabric is needed for a size 24 in terms coat and for the lining? Love this!
I’d recommend 3 yards for the main fabric and 2.5 yards for the lining. 🙂
Ooooh, I want to make a heckin cropped version of this bad lad. Hurray for no fussy closures!
That’s similar to my plan!!! Did it come out well?
Hi. I’ve been researching coat construction as I get ready to make my first one. I noticed that no interfacing or stabilizer was used in the under collar or anywhere else. I did see in your pictures that you stay stitched all around some of the pieces. Is this enough to give the coat stability? Thank you!
Hi Rita! It depends on what fabric you choose to go with – this cotton twill I used was stiff enough without, but you may want to add stabilizer if using a lighter weight fabric. 🙂
Could this be done without darts for a boxier look??
Yes, certainly! 🙂
Can please someone explain the collar part? I am trying to make this blazer but I am stuck on the collar and the lapels there is a big space between both I don’t understand how to attach them together. Do you have like a video to show how to do it. I was so happy, almost at the end of the project and am stuck and frustrated .
Ditto!! I’m stuck in the same spot. I put it aside for awhile, just now getting back around to it. Came here to see if anyone posted any tips.
Baru, if you look on this page it shows the collar after one layer of it has been attached to the back of the blazer – it may help. I’m not sure what you mean by a big space between collar and lapels. https://www.moodfabrics.com/blog/the-zea-blazer-free-sewing-pattern/
I decided to make mine with a satin lining/polyester blend fabric. And I added a mid-waist belt to cinch. Looks more spring trench than blazer and I. Love. It.
Wish I could upload a pic!
Thanks for the pattern!
I am new to sewing this kind of blazer. Are there tips on how to put the pattern together?
Hi Jennifer! If you have any specific questions I’m happy to help. As far as general tips for a blazer, grade the seam allowances, clip the corners and curves, and press press press! Press those seams. 🙂
Is this pattern using the American sizing chart?
Hi Daisy, yes, our size chart is in inches. 🙂