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New pattern!! The Victoria Blazer is coming so soon...

Oh my God guys we are falling over ourselves with excitement to officially announce the first of two Spring Summer patterns we will soon be releasing - the Victoria Blazer!!

Victoria is a casual blazer featuring 3/4 length sleeves, a turned up French seamed cuff and side seam pockets, with cropped and sleeveless variations. Designed with a generous amount of ease for a laid back style, this blazer is the perfect throw-it-over-everything wardrobe staple. 

Victoria Blazer main variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

Designed by and named after By Hand London's very own Victoria Elliott - fashion graduate, hawt south London gal and pattern cutting extremo - shown above wearing our main variation with 3/4 length sleeves and side seam pockets, made up in a crispy white linen and slinky turquoise lining. Boldly teamed with skintight black jersey and chunky gold jewellery, Victoria wouldn't be misplaced at a St Tropez yacht party hosted by Beyonce & Jay-Z - cos we've all be invited to one of those, amiright?!

Victoria Blazer main variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

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Victoria Blazer cropped variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

The cropped variation is just screaming out for it's very own matchy-matchy Charlotte Skirt to complete the look! Victoria is as good as ready to board her private jet heading straight for Acapulco in this flamingo print quilting cotton number, or the Chartoria Suit, as we like to call it.

Victoria Blazer cropped variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

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Victoria Blazer sleeveless variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

Back to the 90s and feeling nostalgically grungy, our sleeveless Victoria Blazer, shown above made in a lightweight plaid wool, is the perfect cosy layer for chilly festival nights.

Victoria Blazer sleeveless variation - by hand london - sewing patterns

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The Victoria Blazer is an intermediate sewing pattern, however, just like our other intermediate pattern, the Elisalex Dress, this blazer is definitely suitable for confident beginners. We'll be covering the following skills in the instructions of the Victoria Blazer:

  • Basic seaming and finishing
  • Darts
  • Setting in sleeves
  • French seams
  • Side seam pockets
  • Inserting a lining
  • Hand stitching

We are expecting the patterns to be ready for sale by next week, so for real-time updates keep an eye on our Facebook page and twitter @byhandlondon!!!

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Comments on this post ( 26 )

  • May 22, 2013

    We love a crazy print! And we love a crazy print skirt to match even more ;)

    — byhandlondon

  • May 16, 2013

    Hi Mady,

    ‘Fraid not! This baby won’t be available in pdf, just as a paper pattern. But, we do have a pdf masterplan in the pipeline – and we’ll shout about it on the blog when it’s good to go!

    — byhandlondon

  • May 16, 2013

    Yaaaaay! Really cool to hear that you like it and big thanks for the compliments. Ummm, so the whole becoming friends thang is like potentially totally possible! I (Charlotte) am planning a little jaunt east coast in August and am spending a couple days in NYC. Was gonna try organise a little meet up with drinks and overspending on fabric – yay! You’re only in Queens, right?

    — byhandlondon

  • May 22, 2013

    YES. We will make this happen! Yep, I’m in Queens— easy subway ride to meet you in the city!

    — Ginger

  • May 22, 2013

    That cropped version may be the perfect summer blazer. And doesn’t it suit a crazy print? Very inspiring!

    — didyoumakethat

  • May 10, 2013

    This blazer makes me want to loose my mind until it comes out. Blazers . . . I would live in them if I could.

    — nessa

  • May 12, 2013

    Ladies, I need this in my life right now!!!! I love this!!!!

    — Amanda

  • May 13, 2013

    This is so exciting!Can’t wait!Is it going to be available as a pdf pattern as well?

    — Mady

  • May 08, 2013

    Thank you!! :)

    — byhandlondon

  • May 09, 2013

    STOP IT. Just STOP IT you fabulous, beautiful women! I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to get my little handsies on this bad boy. I have plans, plans I tell you!

    Also, is there some kind of rule where you have to be over a 9 to be part of by hand london?

    Stop it.

    — Reana Louise

  • May 10, 2013

    This blazer makes my heart hurt. I want twelve of these RIGHT NOW! You guys always have the awesomest styling— I want to be best friends with all of y’all!

    — Ginger

  • May 08, 2013

    Thank you so much!! I think we’re past the point exploding now too… And to think that we’re still having to keep our lips shut about Summer pattern number 2!!!! AAAArrrrrgggg!

    — byhandlondon

  • May 08, 2013

    It’s pretty rad – have a search on eBay for flamingo fabric… just sayin’…!

    — byhandlondon

  • May 08, 2013

    Hahaha!! We’re hurrying!

    — byhandlondon

  • May 08, 2013

    Cannot WAIT to see your sleeveless number! And dude, BOOK THAT FLIGHT – we’ll take care of the rest ;)

    — byhandlondon

  • May 08, 2013

    It most certainly is Victoria herself! Total babe indeed she is!

    — byhandlondon

  • May 07, 2013

    Ummm I am coveting that flamingo suit SO HARD right now. Can’t wait until this pattern is out!!

    — Lucinda

  • May 07, 2013

    OMG I think I might explode in anticipation! Congratulations on another lovely looking pattern ladies!

    — Fiona

  • May 08, 2013

    I CANNOT WAIT to make this one…. hurry up ;-)

    — Lizzy

  • May 08, 2013

    Nice design, it’s got a very cool look about it, think I will have to give this a whirl once it’s released.
    great work guys!!

    — sarah

  • May 07, 2013

    It’s all of Victoria’s innate coolness incarnate!! And surprisingly easy to make too. Second pattern will be announced soon… ;)

    — byhandlondon

  • May 07, 2013

    Whoa, this looks great!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the pattern :) Is this Victoria herself modeling the blazer? Either way…. she’s a total babe. BABE.

    — Lauren

  • May 07, 2013

    OMG! Love this and all the variations! Wearing a Victoria blazer would just make you feel cool, even if you’re not ;o)

    — Marie

  • May 07, 2013

    Totally agree with Marie. I feel cool just even thinking about it! Love this, guys! It really is just what I need, but looks like it doesn’t feature too many scary tailoring skills, which have put me off blazers in the past!

    Can’t wait to see what the second item in the collection is!

    — Helen

  • May 07, 2013

    Ahhh thanks! But you couldn’t possibly know a thing about not being cool Marie!! xxx

    — byhandlondon

  • May 07, 2013

    Well, Elisalex already got a !!!!! punctuated email from me regarding my enthusiasm for this new lady…. she’s a real winner. If I can get any fabric shopping done in SF this weekend it is going to be for something rad to make a sleeveless version of this smart separate with…. also guys? Victoria is a A CRAZY MEGA BABE. As if the third member of your merry band of sewsters wouldn’t also be an equally gorgeous London lass. WHEN CAN I BOOK A FLIGHT TO GET DOWN WITH THIS TEAM?

    ps. I shot the Charlotte skirt at the perfect moment this weekend when the sun coming through my skylight lit up my head in this divine moment of magic hour… so excited to post said pictures, i download them and realize they are ALL OUT OF FOCUS. To post, blurry and all, or retake? That is the question.

    — Heather Lou

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