Here are WhiteTree fabrics, we've been incredibly lucky to work with such talented seamstresses and bloggers who have produced gorgeous dresses, fabulous tees, blouses, cardis, hoodies, bags, PJs and more. Every make we see inspires us and makes us look at our fabrics in a different light when we see what lovely garments can be created from them.  The latest make is no exception! Sam contacted us to say she was making a blazer, an idea which we loved! So here is the first outerwear make in full.

stitched up by samantha

I MADE THIS - BHL VICTORIA BLAZER WITH A FRILL

 
 
I have another finished project to share with you today, one that I'm very happy with indeed.  I'm also very excited because it's my first project for the lovely White Tree Fabrics blog team.
 
Some months ago I spotted this jacket on Pinterest, from Katy and Laney
samantha
When it came time to choose my first project for White Tree Fabrics, I decided to try and recreate it, albeit in black.
 
I chose some gorgeous black embroidered lawn and premium black viscose lining and decided to use the cropped version of the By Hand London Victoria blazer.  Here's the result:

blazer

I made the blazer using the same alterations as my first one (which was actually a muslin for this version).  The frilled peplum was drafted using the information given with my inspiration version, although a little less deep as I wasn't going to be hemming it.  As the fabric had a lovely scalloped edge, I used that as the hem of my frill. 

blazer frill

Instead of the cuffs given with the pattern I used a strip of the scalloped edge of the fabric here as well to echo the scalloped hem. 

As you can see I lined the sleeves as well as the body this time, as I wanted to maintain the same look throughout the blazer. 

 

The embroidered lawn was a dream to work with, it sewed and pressed beautifully and the finished blazer is amazing to wear.  It's very lightweight, which is perfect for this lovely summer weather we've been having recently, and gives just enough coverage to take off that air conditioning chill when worn in the office. Because of the softness of the fabric it feels more like a cardigan than a jacket. 

I love the ruffled peplum!
 
Thank you so much to White Tree Fabrics for providing me with the materials to make this.  I know it will get lots of wear!
samantha