The Morris Blazer is already proving itself to be a great addition to my wardrobe. Living on the Central Coast of California requires an assortment of layering pieces in your closet in order to deal with the swings in temperature. I’ve admitted previously on this blog that I am “layer challenged”. I’ve never been good at layering and am always struggling to add layering pieces to my closet that are versatile enough to wear with jeans or dresses. The Morris Blazer meets that criteria.
My choice of fabric is a medium weight stable knit. The pattern also recommends medium weight woven fabrics with a bit of stretch. The jacket is unlined so choosing a fabric with a enough body to hold its shape is important.
I lengthened the jacket by 1″. I have a long torso and thought the extra length would look better on my 5’7″ frame.
The pattern is well drafted and comes together without any fuss. I was surprised that there is no mention of tacking or sewing the facings on the inside of the jacket. I read reviews online and this was something many sewists complained about. I chose to sew the facings at the neck by turning the facing under a 1/2″ and hand stitching the facing to the back neck seam. This was enough to keep the facings in place while wearing the jacket. Some sewists chose to stitch the facings to the front of the jacket but I didn’t see a need to do this with my fabric.
I’m glad I added this pattern to my inventory. It’s going to be one of those go-to patterns when I need a simple jacket. It’s also a bonus that I found it to be a quick sew.