Welcome to our Soft-tailored Blazer Kit! With a timeless design and the ability to dress up or down, the design of our blazer kit offers you the opportunity to develop your sewing skills and create a garment that will earn a place in your wardrobe for years to come.
We’re offering our Blazer Kit in a range of finely-woven wools from Italy and the UK; all from impeccable design and manufacturing sources. The linings all have a high viscose content for quality and breathability and the classic blazer buttons are made from sustainable corozo.
ClothSpot x DreamCutSew
We’re so excited to have collaborated with Diane from DreamCutSew on our Soft-tailored Blazer Kit. Diane’s blog has a much-deserved reputation for impeccable sewing and refined design choices. She also creates wonderful photography and has a sense of fun that’s right up our street.
Diane made her selection of jacket and lining fabrics from our Blazer Kit to create a vibrant crimson-lined charcoal version with classic jetted pockets with flaps and a welted breast pocket. She also added a Full Bust Adjustment and buttoned sleeve vents. She’s created instructions for these additions as part of our Sew-along and you can see all the details of her version on her blog post here.
About the pattern
Our kit is based on Kwik Sew pattern 3715. We did a review of all the blazer patterns on offer and selected this design for its relaxed, contemporary styling, its potential to be adapted for cross-season wearing and the ability to add or remove complexity according to your sewing skills.
Our Blazer Kit contains everything you need to make either View A (with flapped jetted pockets and a welted breast pocket) or View B (with 2 patch pockets.) The kit also includes instructions and materials for the DreamCutSew additions.
Our kit is available in the following sizes –
|Bust (inches)||31.5 – 32.5||34 – 35.5||37 – 38.5||40 – 41.5||43 – 45|
|Waist (inches)||22.5 – 23.5||24.75 – 26||27.5 – 29||31-33||35 – 37|
|Hip (inches)||32.5 – 34||35.5 – 37||38,5 – 40||41.5 – 43.5||45 – 47|
The DreamCutSew adaptation includes a Full Bust adjustment. We think the pattern comes up slightly large around the upper body but that’s integral to the relaxed styling.
About the fabrics
We’re currently offering our Lightweight Blazer Kit in SIX finely-woven wool fabrics, all from high-end designer sources. Click on the links below to find out more about each fabric.
‘Granito’ finely-woven charcoal wool suiting fabric (as seen in Diane’s make of View A)
‘Varenna’ finely-woven silver grey stretch wool fabric (as seen in Alice’s make of View B)
We also have SIX lining options for you to select from. Click on each of the links below to find out more. We’ve indicated which of the outer fabrics we think each lining works best with – but feel free to choose your favourite!
Dark purple viscose lining fabric (Consider for ‘Granito’ and ‘Varenna’)
Electric crimson acetate lining fabric (Consider for ‘Granito’ and ‘Varenna’)
Lilac viscose twill lining fabric (Consider for ‘Ampollino’, ‘Granito’ and ‘Varenna’)
Navy blue viscose lining fabric (Consider for ‘Piedmont’ and ‘Pomodoro’)
Pale stone viscose twill lining fabric (Consider for ‘Ampollino’, ‘Avventura’, ‘Piedmont’ and ‘Pomodoro’)
Tungsten grey viscose twill lining fabric (Consider for ‘Ampollino, ‘Granita’, ‘Piedmont’, ‘Pomodoro’ and ‘Varenna’)
You’ll need to prepare your length of fabric by steaming it gently – our Sew-along will have more details on fabric preparation and care. When you’re working on your garment, we recommend pressing on the wrong side and using a pressing cloth.
What’s in the box?
- Lengths of the external wool and lining fabrics of your choice to make up one Soft-tailored Blazer
- A paper copy of the Kwik Sew Pattern 3715
- 2 reels of thread; one each to match your fabric and lining choices respectively,
- 2 x 20mm corozo buttons for the front fastening (either black, grey or navy blue depending on your fabric choice)
- 6 x 15mm corozo buttons for the DreamCutSew sleeve vents
- 2 akoya shell buttons to back your front fastening button
- A new medium-gauge sewing machine needle for sewing your selected fabric
- 2 specially-constructed soft tailoring shoulder pads
- 2 pieces of soft wadding for sleeve heads (details in the Sew-along)
- 3 different high-quality interfacings:
- Vlieseline fusible knit interfacing for the blazer front
- Vlieseline lightweight fusible interfacing for the collar, lapels and hem edges
- Stitch-reinforced fusible interfacing for the under-collar
- Seam tape to reinforce the curved neckline and armholes
- A link to the online Sew Along (details below).
We think this blazer would be an excellent introduction to soft tailoring. The lapels and pocket details aren’t for beginners, but Judy made two versions as her first-ever jackets (one for each lucky daughter!) and they came out wonderfully.
Worried by all those interfacings? Don’t be! We’ve done all the research and testing for you and your kit will contain exactly the right interfacings for the different elements of the blazer. We were all impressed by the clarity and accuracy of the pattern instructions which take you through each step of the construction.
Just to help you on your way, we’ve prepared a Blazer Kit Sew-along. It doesn’t replicate every step of the blazer construction as the instructions are so helpful. However our Sew-along has step-by-step photographs of all the more complex elements, as well as details of how to use the different interfacings, creating the tailored pockets and fitting the shoulder pads and the sleeve heads.
We’ll be with you all the way! If you’re not sure of anything, just contact us and we’ll be delighted to help.