Review: Simplicity 1756 | A Sleeveless Blazer!

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If you do not yet own a sleeveless blazer, run... don't walk to the store or your computer to purchase your pattern. You do know what a sleeveless blazer is? They used to know be known as a... you guessed it, a VEST!
The pattern I selected is Simplicity 1756, from Cynthia Rowley.
For this project, I was inspired by Balenciaga Spring 2013... the ads were fabulous.
I chose a Mood Fabrics black Italian cotton suiting that has a smidgen of stretch (cotton/lycra and it's 64" wide).  This fabric has a medium hand, a fabulous drape and is lightweight enough for warm weather garments.  And what really impressed me is how beautifully the fabric pressed and most importantly how little it wrinkles.  At such a great price, this will be my go to fabric for basics.
I sewed this unlined sleeveless blazer straight out of the envelope.  But I did discover that it has a very slim fit through the hips.  So I'll more than likely wear it unbuttoned all of the time.
This is a great wardrobe addition and I would love to have one in white too!

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24 comments

  1. okay running to get my pattern! Love it!

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  2. Very nice - love the back vents!

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    1. Mrs K, I like the vents too.

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  3. Very pretty, love the way it drapes.

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  4. I saw this on Instagram - it's fabulous. I love the pairing with white shoes!

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  5. Looks great, I like the length and style. Once again a fabulous job.

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  6. Looks great on you!

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  7. Once sgsin thanks for doing the vetting of new trends and patterns. You rock

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  8. It's not too often you can sew a pattern straight out of the envelope! I love this sleeveless blazer, I've been wanting to see a couple up in different colours as I'm sure they'll be a great summer staple!

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  9. Another garment that looks great on you! I like the casualness of a vest, with the tailoring of a jacket. Really nice!

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  10. Looks wonderful and really smartens up a casual t shirt.

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  11. Your finishing work and styling always me the most basic things look really, really amazing! Love this!

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  12. From one seamstress to another...you got skills!!! I love your craftsmanship. Keep up the great work. You inspire me to finish my sewing projects!

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    1. Thanks Frugal Fashionista!

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