Sew & Tell | Katie of What Katie Sews
We love what Katie did with the Morris pattern. She changed it up to make an awesome staple piece for her wardrobe, that can be worn fall, winter, and spring. We love pieces like that! We were excited to read more about what Katie did, because we could really used a blazer like this and we bet you could too!
Name: Katie Marcus
Where can we find you online? What Katie Sews
Link to your post about this project: Boyfriend Morris
Which pattern did you use? Morris Blazer
What type of fabric or other materials did you use? I'm not completely sure what the fabric is. It's knitted, approximately ponte weight, and has black and white yarns to give a heathered grey effect. I bought it from Cloth House in Soho, London.
Tell us about your project! I was really excited when the Morris was released and bought the PDF pretty quickly. I decided I wanted more of a slouchy boyfriend silhouette so added 2 inches to the length of both the body and the sleeves using the lengthen/shorten lines. Besides that, I cut a 6 across the shoulders grading to a 10 at the hem. Sewing it up was quick and fun. I used a mix of serger and straight stitch on my normal machine. While the blazer is unlined, the instructions cover how to get a nice clean finish inside. To break up the longer expanse of front given by the extra length, I added some mini welt pockets right at the end. This jacket seems to throw on over everything and suit most weathers. I love how it turned out! In the future I'd like to sew the pattern exactly as it's designed and in a stretch woven rather than knit for a more formal spin on the pattern.