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Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.
For a while now I’ve been wanting a navy blazer like Kate Middleton wore in the photo below. I love the classic styling of the blazer paired with a simple striped shirt underneath.
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And since I’ve got the ability to sew for myself (and I got to be part of the Sew Yourself Some Love blog tour), I totally copied the look and made myself one.
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A few months ago I made a striped shirt that is similar to Kate’s–you might remember it from my Birkin Flares post and although its different, it gives the same effect.
Similarly, the blazer is different in several ways, but it gives the same effect. I used the Giverney Blazer pattern from Winter Wear Designs for the blazer, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I don’t typically wear jackets, but I wanted to make one and see if I wear it regularly.
Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.
I used a navy twill for the blazer and its nice and sturdy. I made the pattern as directed with one exception–I wanted it a little longer so I added two inches to the hemline. With that modification, I then had to take the back center seam in a bit to take out some of the added flare.
And I really like how it turned out. Its a classic silhouette and the overall fit is nice. And it helped me achieve the look I was going for which was what I wanted.
Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.

Giverney Blazer Details

Pattern Name and Designer: Giverney Blazer by Winter Wear Designs.
Price: $9.95
Size Range: XXS-XXXL
Size I Made: Small
What I Like: I like the silhouette and shape
What I Don’t Like: I’d love a longer blazer with full lining to really feel like its a wardrobe staple.
Modifications: I added two inches of length to the blazer and extended the sleeves from 3/4 to long sleeve.
Would I Sew it Again: I’m not sure. You get a nice finish with the pattern, but I think I’d like a longer shape. And a lot of it depends on whether I wear this one regularly.
Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.Pattern review for the Giverney Blazer in my Recreating Kate look.
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2 Comments on Recreating Kate: Navy Blazer

  1. Suzanne
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:25 AM (6 hours ago)

    Absolutely love the Giverney on you – and the whole outfit is perfection – you nailed it!!! And your red glasses are so cool!

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:08 AM (3 hours ago)

      Thank you Suzanne! Thanks for inviting me to the tour!

      Reply

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