Pattern: McCall's Misses' Lined Jackets in 3 Lengths #M6172Fabric: 2 yds cotton voile + 2 yds satin polyester lining
As you can tell, making this blazer was a struggle. I was first inspired by the Topshop version, which I'd seen around the 'net. I bought the fabric a month or two later, and it wasn't cheap. But then it sat on my shelf as I waffled back and forth about whether it was really appropriate for a blazer or not. Even as I brought the fabric back out I wavered once more, and it sat in my room for a couple more days. And when I'd finally made the blazer, I decided it needed to be a couple of inches shorter--four and a half, to be exact.
My trip to the X Generation store and it's amazing prints renewed my conviction to finally make up this one.
I decided that if I had seen this blazer in the store I would have loved it, but immediately after sewing it I was so frustrated with its little quirks that I put it back on my dress form to wait until morning. It was then that I tried it on, the smooth lining gliding over my arms, the print dancing as I buttoned it. I think it will do all right. Not really birds in flight, but maybe I'll call it flighty birds.
Read my review of this pattern at PatternReview.com.