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S is for Sewing Bookworm Blazer

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you news of a super cute BOY PATTERN!

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The Bookworm Blazer is from Stitch Blue Designs, and is currently only available as part of the S is for Sewing eBook.  You know I love those gals, especially Amy, and I’m dying to make some of the other patterns!

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Bookworm Blazer is nicely tailored, and features patch pockets, French seams, facings, one or two buttons, and fantastic seam placement.  The sleeves are set-in, and ease in very nicely.  There is not a long sleeve option.

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I love the tailored look of this jacket!  But beware, MEASURE your child before picking a size.  If I had blindly made the size 3, simply because that is what Mackathanial wears in RTW, it wouldn’t have fit. I took his measurements–21″ chest and 20″ waist– and found he was in-between the size 4 and size 5.  The directions recommend sizing up if your child falls between sizes, so this is a size 5 with a bit of growing room.  Aren’t those seams fantastic?

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I chose to forgo nearly all top stitching on this project, and used blind hems wherever needed.

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Can’t you just see your little boy off at school studying in this blazer?

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The pockets are nice for storing rocks, sticks, and small toys.  Mackathanial wanted to try putting his muffin in, but I discouraged him.

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That muffin was his idea.  I said, “after breakfast we’re going to go take pictures.”  He said, “oh!  Mom!  I have the best idea!  I should eat my muffin while we take pictures.  It will be so cute!”

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Another quick thought about the pockets and facings.  I really wanted to do a fun lining in this, and then realized there wasn’t lining listed in the yardage requirements.  I went ahead and used white for the pocket lining, but as you can see, it peeks out a tad.  I would recommend doing the inside of the pockets and all the facings in the same fabric as your main jacket pieces.

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And if your worried this jacket is to stodgy and stiff to play in….

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It’s definitely not!

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Had to throw this one in. Because boys.

Check out all the other great S is for Sewing projects!

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July 15th
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July 16th
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July 17th
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The Wholesome Mama
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