Blazers have been having a moment for the last couple of years now. Then oversized blazers became a thing. So, it's a natural fashion progression that blazer dresses would be in style again. This is a big throwback style from the 80s and early 90s. I remember wearing blazer mini dresses. I actually had on a cream colored blazer mini dress one when I met my husband back 1990.
It's still a style that translates in a modern way that I don't mind revisiting.
There's a western trend going on right now. I'd like to credit Lil Nas X and his "Old Town Road" sensational hit for it.
Plus, this dress would give me a great reason to get these boots I've been stalking:
I've been wanting a sweater or sweatshirt style dress like this. Usually when I see dresses like this in ready to wear, they're always extremely short. I love the idea of creating one for myself that won't look like a tunic.
It goes without saying that I love this jumpsuit. So, I'll be sauntering around this come fall. Our falls are so mild that I won't have to wear a coat or jacket for a while and I'll be able to show off those amazing sleeves.
This is a pretty great pattern. And it looks like it'll be fun to make. I find lots of detailed topstitching so satisfying.
The top and bodysuit will make a great addition.