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DIY Off the Shoulder Blazer

Sewing Oct 12, 2016

DIY Off The Shoulder Blazer

Just because the weather is in between, doesn’t mean you have to ditch the off the shoulder. In fact it’s something you can wear regardless of season… Ok maybe not in the snow, but you can always throw your coat over the top!

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DIY Off The Shoulder Blazer

In fact it’s something you can wear regardless of season… Ok maybe not in the snow, but you can always throw your coat over the top! Recently we got a bit scissor happy and created something out of a fitted blazer I had in the studio, and it turned out to be a quite a sophisticated silhouette anddddddddd the perfect (fall) alternative to the LBD. Winning! This is one of my favourite projects in a while guys, I can’t wait to wear it over and over and over. 🙂

Essentially we cut off the shoulders and added a new lapel that was taken form the bottom of the blazer. Sort of simple? 🙂

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How to

1

Using the tailor's chalk, draw two lines. The first is a line around the shoulders, this is where your finished jacket will sit off the shoulders, I found it easier to draw this line when the blazer was on the mannequin (or being worn). Then, draw a second line about up from the bottom. Adjust this width depending on how wide you want your lapel and/or how long you want the finished blazer.

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2

Cut along the lines all the way around the jacket. We will discard the top section and use the bottom section to create the lapel that goes around the shoulders.

3

Because my blazer had vents in the back, the bottom section ended up coming out as three sections. To join them together into one long strip, I unpicked the lining off the three sections.

 

4

Then I pinned and sewed the sections together with a 1cm seam allowance. You will end up with one long continuous strip that will be used as the lapel.

 

5

Lying the jacket flat, with the lining side face up, pin the lapel (also wrong side up), to the top of the blazer and sew with a 1cm seam allowance.

 

6

Fold the lapel over the top of the blazer and iron so that it sits flat.

 

7

Lastly, pin up the bottom edge of the blazer and sew to create the finished hem.

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