Sleeve setting time in the #Blazerof2016 challenge

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Hello again readers, so time for an update on the #Blazerof2016 make. In the last post I had finished the lapels and collar ready for the sleeves. The sleeves are a two part sleeve, with upper and under sleeve and have non opening cuffs. There are buttonholes and buttons for show! So cut your pieces and […]

#Blazerof2016 Collar and Lapels

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If you have followed me this far with the #Blazerof2016 challenge you will know how things stand…If not look here (for the challenge), here (for part 1 of the make) and here (for the last update!) Last time the jacket was ready for the facings, upper-collar and lapels so here we go…. You should have […]

Hand sewing structure! #Blazerof2016

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Hello again! Two posts in a week! Aren’t you lucky? Last time I showed you the basic construction of my #Blazerof2016 jacket. Namely cutting the fabric, a bit of iron-working and sewing the major components together. So I have now moved on to the ‘scary’ bit! The collar and lapels. Sewing a good collar in a jacket […]

#Blazerof2016 update and other ramblings

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Hello my loyal followers. In my last post I introduced you to the #Blazerof2016 challenge. Well I am pleased to see so many people taking up the challenge and having a go at sewing some menswear. If you haven’t yet plucked up courage to take part you still have plenty of time. Details are here. […]