Blazers can be tricky to make but Hey June Handmade has come up with a pattern that is simpler to sew and has lots of lovely style options too!
The Evans Blazer is a laid back, unlined knit blazer in two views and features classic two piece sleeves and a side inset piece on the body. They also have a shawl style collar and lapel, making the Evans much easier to sew than a traditional notched collar.
View A has a more classic blazer silhouette with a curved front hemline and welt pockets. It has a narrower shawl collar and lapel and hits mid hip. An optional button at the waist dresses it up even more for office or formal situations. View B has a more casual vibe with a wider angled draped lapel and pointed centre front hemline. It’s slightly cropped and hits just below your waist.
Fabric choice is important factor when making this sewing pattern. Thin light to midweight sturdy knits are ideal with at least 30%, but recovery is important too. The fabric should ‘snap back’ when stretched. Look for fabric with a weight around 250 – 350 gsm. The best fabrics for the Evans are ponte, double knit, rib knit, sweater knit, heavy cotton/lycra jersey, liverpool, and interlock. The Evans comes in sizes 2-22.