Pattern: Metra Blazer
Designer: Love Notions
Fabrics: Double knit from Spotlight Stores
Skill level: Intermediate
Size made: Large
Adjustments: None
Pros: This is such a classy jacket that can be done with either the lapel or shawl option.
Cons: It is a little more involved, but if you take your time, I think even an adventurous beginner could try this.

The Wrap Up:

I made my first Metra Blazer about a year ago, and it is such a beautiful make. I used a houndstooth double knit I got as a remnant from Spotlight and it came together fairly well. I think one of the only problems I had with it was that I ran out of black knit interfacing when doing the pockets so I had to use white instead. It wasn’t a problem per say, but if the pockets pop open when I move, you can see a hint of the white in there.

One thing I really love about this jacket is the ability to dress it up or down. I trialed pairing it with some black slacks and heels for a dressy look and then switched to skinny cut jeans and sneakers for a more casual look. It switched between the two effortlessly. Which I think could easily be replicated with other printed fabrics as well.

The pattern does say it is for an intermediate sewer, however I really think that if you are willing to give it a go, an adventurous beginner could learn a lot and produce a decent jacket themselves.

If you need a little help...

Like I mentioned above, I really think that anyone could give this a go, PLUS, Love Notions have just released a Metra Jacket course to go with it! 

This on-demand course can be watched on YOUR time. No limits, no expirations. Binge it or watch it in chunks. Replay the tricky spots until it clicks for you. Tami walks you through each every step the way. Tami takes the mystery out of intimidating subjects like size, notions needed, sewing the welt pockets, using the burrito method to enclose the seams and more.

I highly recommend purchasing this add on if you feel you need a little extra hand holding. It is also on sale for this weekend only, so don’t wait and check it out.

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