I have decided that this is going to be the summer of the blazer for me. And since what's available in the shops in my price range is 100% polyester foulness, I have decided to whip up a couple of blazers all by myself. I used the Burda pattern I mentioned the other day (having bought another two or three before deciding that this one was going to need the least amount of altering to turn it into a very simple straightforward blazer).
The muslin is sleeveless because the first version I'm planning on making is going to be worn with mostly rucked up sleeves, so I figure if there are any sleeve issues I'll deal with them in the following version (which is going to be made with the coolest fabric. I'll show you a picture at some point).
Anyway, it's taken me four weeks to construct the muslin (I do not seem to get a lot of sewing time at the minute, as you may have guessed by the distinct lack of blog posts on the subject), so don't anticipate a finished blazer in the next week or so.
Incidentally, the Burda pattern required almost no adjustment apart from a bit of nipping in at the waist and, unusually for me, what I suppose is a sway back adjustment
I've actually pinched this extra volume out at the centre back, but as the blazer is constructed with what I can only describe as a princess seamed back, I might move the reduction in fabric round to the princess seams.
Incidentally, I wonder what on earth I originally purchased all this pumpkin coloured cotton for? It's coming in awfully useful for muslins, but I wonder if one day I'll remember the original reason for the purchase and regret using it all up.