THE LITTLE WHITE BLAZER || VOGUE 9138
So, here we are well almost in spring and I am finally bringing you one of my favorite makes from 2017 (one I made nearly a year ago). It is still wearable! It is the chicest little white blazer It’s sculptural and yet feminine, which makes it the perfect thing when you need something to wear that will pull your entire look together.
One of Vogue's classic patterns, this simple beauty first came to my attention after seeing after reading Rachel Roy's Design Your Life book in which she spoke about her love for wearing blazers. I couldn't agree more with her philosophy that a blazer just pulls a woman's look together. The blazer pattern is for sure a standard blazer pattern, construction wise. It was a 10 piece pattern set with collar pieces, back facing front pockets and darted back that created a more tailored fit.
It needed a little alterations to get the fit right. I made the size 6. Like most Vogue/McCalls patterns, I had to take it in just a bit more than normal. I always find their bodices a bit too big for my petite frame. I also shortened it just a bit, since I prefer my blazers to hit the highest point of my hips and I have a very small torso. The pattern has this funky little shoulder pad thing, which I skipped it because I didn't want to deal with shoulder pads with different looks.
photo credit KP Fusion
Would you make this pattern? What’s your go-to look when you need to look polished?