Rorschach Blazer

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I may have a contender for the prize of craziest fabric ever sewn. I don’t know what compelled me to buy this fabric. I think I found it at Hancock Fabrics although I bought it sometime in July and now I can’t remember very well where it is from. I do know that I was smitten immediately and at the time I wanted to make a printed blazer and thought this would do the trick.

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It is a medium weight twill with a green and orange on white print that reminds me of a Rorschach test. Pretty wild!

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I made the jacket using a blend of two patterns: Simplicity 2250 (I made a denim version last April) and Simplicity 2340 (for the curved collar on version C, which I realize is difficult to see in these photos, sorry!).

The 2340 jacket design was a little too boxy for me and I love the more curvy shape of 2250.

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Basically, I layered the front pattern piece of 2340 over the front piece of 2250 and matched up the shoulder seams. I also shortened the overall length by about 4 inches to make it more wearable with different outfits.

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The jacket isn’t lined because it never gets extremely cold here in Texas so I wanted to get some wear out of it in the warmer months as well as fall/winter. That’s also convenient because both patterns I used aren’t lined either (well, version C is lined but it is a vest not a full jacket) and I’m too lazy to make my own lining, ha!

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  • I love it!!!! Great work on blending the two patterns.

  • cute! this might be my favorite thing I’ve seen that you made. it’s got so much personality and the back is amazing!

  • This is so fun! The cropped length is great. Love the mirror image at the back seam.

  • I really love your crazy fabric!!
    And the jacket you made out of it is really nice, you can be proud of it!

    XXX form france!

  • Awesome jacket! 🙂 Although I would have made the sleeves longer and just roll them up when needed. Agree on the back as well, looks very nicely done. Great job!

    -Sally Mars

  • Wow this looks stunning. I think a blazer is just the right thing to make the crazy print wearable. Well done.