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I'm recreating some of my favorite Kate Middleton looks in the Recreating Kate series--come see more!
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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It has also been WAY too long since I did a Recreating Kate post. So if you’re new here (welcome!) I’ll explain really quick. I love Kate Middleton’s style like many of you. And while I can’t afford many of the designers she buys from, I CAN sew for myself and get the same look with patterns and fabric that are available for much less. 
Recreating Kate: Sewing a Royal Wardrobe One Piece at a Time | Mabey She Made It
 
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. The shirt is a Gwen top from See Kate Sew and I did a separate review of it when it first came out. I did add my own colorblocking to the top (and moved the placket to the side) but you could make one almost exactly like Kate’s with this pattern. 
 
Similarly, the blazer is different in several ways, but it gives the same effect. I used the Giverney Blazer pattern from Winter Wear Designs, 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.
 
Join us through the whole blog tour and don’t miss a day!!!
 
Feb 1     Sew Thrifty
Feb 3     The Wholesome Mama
Feb 4     Sprouting Jube Jube        
             Sugarplum Cuties
Feb 5     Shaffer Sisters
Feb 8     Mabey She Made It
Feb 9     Rebel and Malice
Feb 12   Hibbadoray
Feb 15   Bee Quilted Beauties       
             Mabel Madison
Feb 16   Sew Starly
Feb 17   All Things Katy            
             Handmade Boy
             Lady And The Gents
             Sew Like My Mom
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10 Comments on Recreating Kate: Navy Blazer

  1. Suzanne
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:25 AM (3 months ago)

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

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

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

      Reply
  2. Sharon
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM (3 months ago)

    What a nice Blazer. Goes so nice with the Jersey and Jeans. Awesome and I think the length looks great. Great job!

    Reply
  3. Colleen Flanigan
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM (3 months ago)

    You did a great job and you look gorgeous in it!

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:33 AM (3 months ago)

      Thank you Colleen!

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:34 AM (3 months ago)

      Thanks Heather!

      Reply
  4. Melissa
    Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:29 PM (3 months ago)

    I think you nailed it! Those pieces look fantastic and definitely timeless.

    Reply
    • Lisa
      Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:34 AM (3 months ago)

      Thank you Melissa!

      Reply

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