I Made This - BHL Victoria Blazer with a frill

 
I have another finished project to share with you today, one that I'm very happy with indeed.   I'm also very excited because it's my first project for the lovely White Tree Fabrics blog team.
 
Some months ago I spotted this jacket on Pinterest, from Katy and Laney
 
 
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When it came time to choose my first project for White Tree Fabrics, I decided to try and recreate it, albeit in black.
 
I chose some gorgeous black embroidered lawn and premium black viscose lining and decided to use the cropped version of the By Hand London Victoria blazer.  Here's the result:
 
 

 
 
I made the blazer using the same alterations as my first one (which was actually a muslin for this version).  The frilled peplum was drafted using the information given with my inspiration version, although a little less deep as I wasn't going to be hemming it.  As the fabric had a lovely scalloped edge, I used that as the hem of my frill. 
 
 
 
 
Instead of the cuffs given with the pattern I used a strip of the scalloped edge of the fabric here as well to echo the scalloped hem. 
 
 
 
 
As you can see I lined the sleeves as well as the body this time, as I wanted to maintain the same look throughout the blazer. 
 
The embroidered lawn was a dream to work with, it sewed and pressed beautifully and the finished blazer is amazing to wear.  It's very lightweight, which is perfect for this lovely summer weather we've been having recently, and gives just enough coverage to take off that air conditioning chill when worn in the office. Because of the softness of the fabric it feels more like a cardigan than a jacket.
 
 
 
 
 
I love the ruffled peplum!
 
Thank you so much to White Tree Fabrics for providing me with the materials to make this.  I know it will get lots of wear!
 





28 comments

  1. I love this Sam. You've done a great job with this blazer. Great choice with the frill.

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    1. Thanks Maria. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. I love the way the frill adds a bit of shape.

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  2. really pretty! the frill looks great!

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  3. I love this! I need to progress to jackets now I think!

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    1. If you're new to jackets this one is quite straightforward. I left the collar off, which makes it even easier.

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  4. Oh my gosh! That is gorgeous!!

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  5. This is so lovely, the fabric is gorgeous! It looks like it will be great for all seasons because of the colour and style. I love the frill around the hem and the sleeves :)

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    1. Thanks Georgia. White Tree also do this fabric in white, which would make a great summer jacket. Sadly I'm not really a white jacket person.

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  6. Lovely Sam! Love the peplum too. You will get lots of wear out of this.

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    1. Thanks Manju. Yes, I'm sure it will get loads of wear, it seems to be one of those things that goes with almost everything.

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  7. What a beautiful jacket, it looks really great!

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  8. I love your blazer! It looks so girly with the peplum! And the laced edge on hem and sleeves. I wan never I fan of the Victoria blazer because it didn't look feminine and playful enough for me. So I'm really excited about yours!

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    1. Thanks Daniela. I felt the same, the shape was too boxy for me, but the cropped version with a couple of darts added at the front hem and this ruffled peplum is perfect. (even though I do say so myself!)

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  9. This is gorgeous, stunning - just love what you've done with the peplum!

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    1. Thank you. I do like a peplum!

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  10. I love the unusual fabric you chose! Your whole outfit looks very elegant :)

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. The fabric is lovely, so soft and comfortable to wear.

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  11. Clever clever idea and what brilliant execution! It's adorable, truly gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks Winnie. This is definitely one of those projects that came out as well as I'd imagined it... we all know that doesn't always happen!

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  12. This is so pretty! I wouldn't have thought of using that fabric but it looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you. I'd seen a couple of broderie anglais jackets in the shops which gave me the idea.

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  13. Congratulations on your first White Tree Fabrics make! It's fabulous. I can't believe I missed it when you posted. Only just seen it on WTF today. You really have to think 'outside the box' with the unique WTF fabric selection.

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    1. Thanks Lucie. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and it's been worn quite a bit already.

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  14. Lovely jacket, really pretty and bang on trend. I saw one similar, though not as pretty, in white when I was in London last week.

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    1. Thank you Jen. They have this fabric in white on White Tree Fabrics website, but I'm not really a "white jacket" sort of person.

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