Berkshire Blazer Sewalong

I got to test the Berkshire Blazer from Melly Sews and it quickly became one of my favorite patterns! It’s a little tricky with the shawl collar and the set-in sleeves, but as always, Melissa walks you through it and makes you feel like a professional. So when she announced the sew along, I knew I was going to join in!

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Thumbs up for Melissa!

I used a mustard yellow linen from Joanns. I was aiming for a sort of old-fashioned shabby-safari look, but ended up using some leather accents and it’s more trendy than I was going for :P I still love it :)

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John’s wearing his test version of the Coastal Cargoes and his Bond Top.

I made double welt pockets (which I learned how to do from Melissa, of course!) instead of the patch pockets.

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I had made and attached some very cute peekaboo elbow patches with the leather and the lining, and even took pictures for a tutorial, but realized after it was finished and I put it on John that I had them on the front of the sleeves instead of the back. I may have muttered a few “Eefffff”s under my breath… I saved them so I may add them to the back someday. Let’s not kid ourselves – that would involve hand sewing. I’ll add them to something else.

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Horrible iPhone picture, but at least you can see the welt pockets and the cool buttons Tasha picked out.

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The sleeves are a little long, but it will fit him for a while :)

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I even love how the back looks! The darts are much easier than they look, too.

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I used a green zebra print (safari, remember?) for the lining with green satin for the sleeves. Once John figured out how I wanted him to hold it to show the lining, he wouldn’t let go!

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Funny story: later in the day he was flapping his arms and told me with a disappointed look, “No fly. Want fly like seagull! My fly broken.” Poor little man. You’ll fly someday, sweetie :)

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8 comments

  1. Nicole says:

    I love this! I just bought some linen to sew either the Berkshire or the Basic Blazer, and I was wondering how it would turn out. I am happy to see how the linen does work really well. The yellow is such a nice choice.

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