Men's Jacket - Kwiksew 3485 Blazer
Tim needed to look equally zazzy at his poster presentation at our geo-nerd conference, so he asked me to make him a blazer (shocking from a man who lives in jeans and tshirts). So I found this pattern and tried my hand at mens' jackets.
I made a size M, and used some gorgeous wool-lycra Marc Jacobs herringbone from Mood (only $14/yard). I made a muslin, and aside from shortening it about an inch overall and an inch on the sleeve, the fit was perfect. My only issue was that there was a LOT of ease in the sleeve!
|That, sir, is a lady sleeve.|
I did some math and found some info on the web and adjusted the sleeve to fit the armhole with only about 1/2" ease, and the new sleeve on the muslin was so much better. It was time-consuming, but the instructions were excellent, and I had no difficulties. The only thing I would do differently next time is fully line it - for some reason, it only has a half lining. Is this common in menswear?
|this is the partial lining. hmm. T-shirt by Dogfish Head!|