A Very Strange Mini Blazer

If you’ve been waiting for the bagged lining tutorial get pumped because it will be here on Monday morning! I had to share this mini blazer while I’m sorting through all the images though, it’s too much crazy to keep to myself. In order to make the tutorial clear I needed to get the entire blazer to fit into my camera frame without a cherry picker (which obviously wouldn’t fit in my studio anyway) so I scaled the pattern down to 60% and made this funny little sucker. It’s sort of hilarious but I think I love it. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday to deliver the tutorial I’ve been promising for weeks!

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28 Responses to A Very Strange Mini Blazer

  1. linda says:

    okay. that’s like the cutest little blazer ever! haha. makes me a little curious to see if i could even fit into it

    • jen | grainline says:

      We had our neighbors over last night and played ‘who can fit their arm furthest through the sleeve.’ I totally won!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Ha ha! Eets so leetle!
    Actually, it’s genius! I should consider making small versions of difficult projects to gain confidence without wasting fabric.

    • jen | grainline says:

      If you do, I recommend 60% that way the seam allowance is an even 3/8″. I learned that the sort of awkward way but at least caught it before I started cutting and luckily was able to reprint on the back of my 50% blazer printout. That thing is a LOT of pages!

  3. Arlie says:

    I find this incredibly adorable! Love mini things – and a little mini girl would look so adorable in this paired with leggings and flats. Your tutorials are so great – keep it up :)

  4. lauren says:

    that is very cute.

  5. oh my goodness you are incredible. I can’t believe you went through all the work of making a mini blazer for a tutorial! so impressed! Maybe save it for your oneday very stylish child?

    • jen | grainline says:

      Haha it wasn’t too hard/time consuming and the pockets are totally fake. Just sewed the flaps into the seam!

  6. Holly says:

    Love it. You could make maybe a 10-12 year old chic fashionista very very happy.

  7. Caitlin says:

    it’s so cute!!!!!

  8. molly says:

    Super cute! Looks perfect for some awesome little person!

  9. Michael says:

    Thank you in advance for writing the tutorial!! I love your work. What are you going to do with the blazer now?

  10. Neus says:

    Ohh the last photo is very funny!
    I’ve done the same with a knitted jumper, just to be sure that It would be nice in a bigger size ;)
    Have a nice weekend!

    • jen | grainline says:

      Oh wow, that is so much more work than this, I am seriously impressed! Do you have any pictures of the little knit? I’ll bet it is so cute!

  11. Novita says:

    It’s so cute! Now I want to make mini clothes too! :D

  12. liza jane says:

    How awesome! I could see lots of mini garments hanging on the wall in a sewing studio as decoration.

  13. Jessica says:

    You should check out the artist Charles LeDray!

    He had a show at the Whitney and at the ICA Boston recently. Here’s a link to the Whitney show: http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/CharlesLeDray

  14. Lavender says:

    I LOVE liza jane’s idea! Or you could just make a mini-you, and all the kids on the playground would be tres jeally!

  15. Stephanie says:

    That is adorable. I want one in my size. I’m so excited about your tutorial! Thanks for putting it together.

  16. Sophie says:

    Brilliant idea! And the cuteness of it…

  17. Grace says:

    I adore your sweater.

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