Simplicity 1421 Blazer – Done!

I decided to enter the sew along started by “thatblackchic”. I didn’t find out about it until it was about to start and I didn’t have the pattern, so I was playing catch-up from the start. Actually, I was just behind from the start. I had the blouse to finish first (see my previous post). Anyway, I got it all together and got the blazer made in about 3 days. I think that is a record for me.

I had seen this pattern before and liked it. It’s basically a structured/tailored unlined blazer. 


I like the tailored look for blazers anyway, and unlined is crucial here (it’s heading to about 90 degrees F today so it’s HOT!). I don’t want anything that’s going to add extra heat to me. 

So to keep it cool, I chose a blue and white striped seersucker from G Street Fabrics. It washes great and is easy to work with. And because the stripes are thin and small, I didn’t even bother matching and there was no problem with that. I just made sure to keep the pattern pieces straight when cutting.





I used my tailor’s clapper to set the crease in the lapel. As you can see, I went with matching blue binding rather than white. I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern and love the way it looks. I did not add shoulder pads, which is an option for this pattern.



It’s very comfortable and I recommend this pattern to anyone willing to give it a try!

Now, it’s time to clean up the sewing room because it’s a mess after two quick back-to-back projects!

16 thoughts on “Simplicity 1421 Blazer – Done!

  1. Very well done! I was intimidated by this pattern because of all of the bias trim and notched collars. Yours looks great.

  2. Denise, you look very sharp in this jacket. The contrast trim makes the jacket look very high end RTW. Reminds me of Brooks Brothers. A messy sewing room is a sign of a job well done in my opinion!

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