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Victoria Blazer Sewalong - The round-up party!

Here it is guys - The Victoria Blazer Sewalong round-up party! As always, we have just been floored by the beautiful blazers you guys have been making, and we may even be planning a few more versions -each!- inspired by some of yours to keep us cozy this coming Autumn...

Sally, of blog The Quirky Peach, and her sewing machine Archibald (seriously, who else has named their machines?! We want to know!) stitched up this nautical beauty putting some "mystery remnants" of fabric to excellent use:


We are massively impressed by Kim's equestrian Victoria - buttery soft suede shell with a hand dyed lining, and pretty jealous of her outdoor sewing space for that matter!


Loup, of blog Not Enough Hours in the Day made her Boardroom chic blazer from a heathery grey moss crepe and pretty patterned lawn lining - both of which she snaffled from one of Abakahn's 70% off night sales!


We can't get over how painfully cool Zoe, of ZoSews, looks in her khaki linen Victoria deliciously lined in coral silk. With added details like teeny buttons where the cuffs meet and the lining's armholes finished Hong Kong style, this blazer the perfect marriage of casual and couture.


Katie's mushroom grey and mustard yellow Victoria blazer is the first we've seen so far made up in a stable ponte knit; something we've been dying to do ourselves!


Emmie is the picture of vintage perfection in her cropped aquamarine Victoria, complete with pleated skirt to match her blazer's lining. Having used a fabric with no give, she made the executive desicion to gather the sleeve head - which in this case really fits the bill!


Elizabeth, of Pattern Paper & Coffee Rings, and her wearable muslin would not have been at all out of place at our Club Tropicana themed party last month... Too bad she's based in Georgia, USA (or maybe we'll have to repeat the shenanigans with all our Stateside gals in the not too distant future!).

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Lorenna is the peak of handmade chic in her silk twill ensemble (we love an ensemble here at BHL HQ) - cropped Victoria Blazer, self drafted pencil skirt, and self drafted blouse to boot. Love it!



And the following ladies, not part of the Sewalong per sé, but we felt deserved an honourable mention due to the blinding awesomeness of their Victoria's:

We all screamed just a little bit when we first saw Hazel and her brocade Victoria Blazer with leather lapels people! Fit for the Fresh Prince himself.


Rachel Pinheiro done us proud with her Club Tropicana reversible blazer, and you all know how much we like a little reversible action in the wardrobe department! Can't quite decide which side we like the best...


Now this one is seriously special. Let us spell it out for you: Grey marl. Neon yellow. Neoprene. Hell. YEAH. Marcy - we salute you!


Heather Lou and her sexy twin looking fresh in matching safari chic sleeveless Victoria's:

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Another fierce make from Rehanon who always comes through with her va va voom! Not one to fanny around with plain old cotton, she lined her Victoria in tiger print faux fur - and if you think that's awesome, you need to see her amazing gold lamé Bombshell Swimsuit...

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Another super stunner from Boston based Katy of blog Katy & Laney - not only did she colour block her Victoria Blazer in mustard yellow cotton sateen and checked wool, she made shorts to match. YES.


Last but not least is a Victoria that we've actually had the pleasure of meeting in the flesh at our epic 1st birthday party Club Tropicana - Clare of blog Sew Dixie Lou arrived looking like something fresh outta Miami Vice in her silhouetted palm trees number. Where did you get that fabric Clare?!


And that's it folks! Keep 'em coming, you know we love nothing more than seeing what you've made! :)

Comments on this post (16)

  • Aug 25, 2013

    Wow. The talent!

    — Emma Barnett

  • Aug 15, 2013

    Hey there! All great blazers- so inspiring. I know I’m late to the party, but here’s my contribution:

    — Nicole Needles

  • Aug 08, 2013

    i LOVE seeing all these. how does it feel to be making women everywhere fabulous?

    — oonaballoona

  • Aug 08, 2013

    I recognize that Victoria blazer! Thanks for including my make. I really enjoyed making it and have plans for many more, even one for my mother in law! I’ll be sure to post them in the flickr group when they’re completed! Great job on a really satisfying pattern!

    — Elizabeth

  • Aug 08, 2013

    What a varied collection of wonderful blazers! I, too, enjoyed making this jacket: it’s a well-thought-out pattern and was a lot of fun to sew. You can see mine at if you’d like.

    — Patricia

  • Aug 12, 2013

    Aww thanks guys! Got a big smile on my face right now and love seeing all these blazers together. Cannot wait to make another one, this time a cheeky cropped version to replace my boring cardis. Oh and I got that fabric straight outta Don Johnson’s private stash yo! :) x

    — Clare Szabo

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Thanks for the shout out ladies! Glad you like my interpretation of your awesome pattern :)

    — ZoSews

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Wow!! I’m so chuffed to have made it into the Party with such an amazing group of super talented and creative ladies! I love all your blazers…. Definitely need to make a cropped version now…. Loreanna’s version with matching pants is hot!

    And my sewing machine needs a name – my bicycles (Black Beauty, Flicka, and Piglet) do so it’s only fair!

    — loup

  • Aug 07, 2013

    I want mine !!!!

    — La Philo

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Wowee what a wonderful assortment of blazers! My pattern arrived in the mail the other day and i’m just cutting it out super excited to start :) I have named all my machines, they’re much more friendlier and approachable I feel when introducing them to new sewers…Jane not so plain Janome is secretly my fav, dont tell Malina, Boris, Bessie, Tabitha or Suzie xx

    — Sarah Sew Love

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Love it! I think we need to officially name our studio girls now too…

    — byhandlondon

  • Aug 07, 2013

    Loving all of these!

    — renay

  • Aug 06, 2013

    Wonderful blazers and all so individual! :-)

    — clare wood

  • Aug 06, 2013

    Fantastic blazers and all so very individual. :-)

    — clare wood

  • Aug 06, 2013

    All perfect!

    — clare wood

  • Aug 06, 2013

    Fabulousity . . .

    — Sassy T

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