Hello, all! I’m dusting off the blog to tell you that mama’s back in business after baby #3 joined us early this year. It’s been chaotic, but I finally accepted that that was never going to stop and decided to get back to the drafting table.
I’ve recently been eyeing some sweater blazers from places like J. Crew and Anthropologie and decided I absolutely needed to 1) have them in my closet, and 2) put my own spin on it. I don’t tend to feel as comfortable in very boxy shapes (I don’t find them flattering on myself), so what I drafted is a relaxed-yet-slimming fit. I had also been wanting to create this knee-length coat with a notched collar I saw last year–one of those inspiration pieces you can’t stop thinking about. All of that lead to today, where I’m thrilled to finally share the final product with you.
The Fulton Sweater Blazer is an open-front knit jacket with a slimming relaxed fit. Polished, yet comfortable, this layering piece will instantly escalate casual outfits while adding a layer of warmth as you transition to and from seasons.
Easy to dress up or dress down, this pattern can be worn anywhere from the office to the park to a night out.
The 3/4-sleeves layer nicely over short sleeves, while the full-length sleeves are practical for cooler weather. Both sleeve lengths can be folded up and cuffed to expose a thick facing (use a fun contrast fabric here!).
The hip-length version is extremely versatile while the knee-length version can be made in warmer fabrics more suitable for cold weather. Large patch pockets serve to catch all of the essentials on-the-go.
This pattern is unlined, making it easy to sew, and can be made on any home sewing machine.
The Fulton fits very nicely into my growing catalogue of classic, timeless patterns. I hope you love it as much as we have been!