Alina Sewing and Design

I saw this mustard boiled wool from Blackbird Fabrics as the Fulton Sweater Blazer pattern was nearing completion and immediately bought some for a version for myself. Wool is a great material to work with; it’s breathable, anti-microbial/anti-bacterial, comes from a renewable source, and more. But if you’ve ever worn or sewn with wool, you know it can also be scratchy against the skin.

I decided to underline the sleeves with a soft gray knit, and filmed a quick video telling you how. The video is posted on my IGTV (Instagram TV) channel HERE. In underlining the sleeves, I also eliminated the sleeve facings for a super clean finish (which I replicated by sewing a blind hem along the bottom). I love how soft and comfortable this version turned out!

Click HERE to watch the video.

I’m thinking about making a completely underlined View B with long sleeves and slightly extending the center front so that there’s enough overlap for me to add a couple of buttons as a closure (the pattern as drafted can meet at center front, but not really overlap). I think it would make an incredible winter coat!

Click on the image above to see how I underlined my sleeves (it eliminates the sleeve facings and also changes the order of construction on the pattern)!

Happy sewing!


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