Boys Corduroy Blazer4:52 PM
I've been wanting to make my son a blazer since Jan. or Feb. of this year. But having the baby put it on the waiting list and then the heat of summer didn't seem to inspire a blazer. The crisp fall weather got me in the mood again. I used a vintage McCalls pattern my mom gave me. She used it for my oldest brother in the early 80s. It's just a basic blazer, not lined or anything. The pattern did have a small chest pocket that I sewed on, but thought it looked weird and I took it off.
We were visiting my mother-in-law this weekend and took some pictures in her backyard.
I used a really wide corduroy (4 wale) in a navy blue. My aunt gave me the corduroy, and I used my husband's grandma's (so RJ's great-grandma's) buttons. So this was actually free, not costing me anything with the memories of the family members who gave me the supplies.
RJ picked this apple off Grandma's tree, and kept kissing it....thinking he was hilarious.
I was kind of intimidated by this project, but I'm glad I did it. I think I may attempt a blazer/ jacket for me now that I have a basic understanding of how all the pieces work, especially the lapels.
I've been surprised how much he likes it, as I imagine it's not the most comfortable thing in his closet.
He was showing his papa the pattern and said: "Mom's making me a fancy coat for church to match you Papa! With buttons too."
So hopefully he'll continue to like his "fancy church coat".