Friday, 25 April 2014

This is NOT a Tesco Tabbard!

But a victorious Victoria Blazer!

I finally jumped on the Victoria bandwagon and stitched myself up a snazzy blazer. As the blog post title suggests I had a little wobble during the early construction stages when it strongly resembled an old Tesco uniform I had worn many moons ago.

Thankfully I think it is looking ever so slightly more trendy now it is finished!

By Hand London Victoria Blazer

Despite being a little hard to track down as it is awaiting a reprint, the pattern was purchased from Trixie Lixie online and came the next day. I love the packaging and everything about the pattern, well worth the money.

By Hand London Victoria Blazer

The main shell fabric is a deliciously soft pin dot cotton flannel with just the perfect amount of drape.

By Hand London Victoria Blazer

And it is lined in a very quilty inspired cotton lawn (how could I not!) both from Heathcoat Fabrics in Tiverton, Devon. A large fabric shop that is well worth a visit if you are local.

By Hand London Victoria Blazer

I managed to stitch this up in one 4 hour sewing session, luckily the clear instructions that accompany the pattern along with the fantastic sew along posts from the By Hand girls make for a very smooth process.

  By Hand London Victoria Blazer

Much smoother than taking photos with the help of 9 and 4 year old children!

By Hand London Victoria Blazer


Flying Blind... said...

Smile, you mardy cow!!
Great bit of stitchery though missus xxx

Archie the wonder dog said...


Katy Cameron said...

Lol, it is rather Tesco blue, but the dots should distinguish you ;o)

Karen said...

Love that last photo of you... oh and the jacket looks great too :)

Charlotte said...

it's gorgeous!!!!!

Judi said...

Does not remotely look like a tabard ;) Very nice, the lining is a nice touch!

moira said...

it's brill (4 hours - wowsers!)