The Jasika Blazer is a classic tailored jacket with a semi-fitted shape that will never go out of style. With just the right amount of polish and detail, Jasika is a wardrobe workhorse and a mighty skill builder. The instructions use modern speed tailoring methods, fusible interfacings, and minimal hand sewing to make tailoring fun and accessible for everyone; make a blazer you’ll want to wear forever!
This jacket is fully lined and features a classic notched collar, single-button closure, back vent, shoulder pads, welt pockets, gorgeous two-piece sleeves, and a flattering shape that skims the curves of the body. Optional details include pocket flaps, topstitching, decorative sleeve cuff buttons, and leather or suede elbow patches.
For the jacket body: medium to heavyweight suitings or lightweight coatings with surface texture such as wool melton, wool flannel, crepe and tweed. Velvet, medium-heavy weight cotton, seersucker and linen may also be used. Please note: tightly woven, smooth surfaced suitings like wool gabardine are not recommended since they can be difficult to fuse using an iron.
For the lining: rayon bemberg, charmeuse, crepe de chine, silky cottons like voile
For the pockets: sturdy cotton like shirting, quilting cotton or muslin (1/4 yd / .25m)
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45″/1.14M FABRIC)
0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd / 2.75m
0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 2.25yd / 2m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58″/1.5M FABRIC)
0-8 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd / 1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd / 2m
0-14 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 16-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m
- Fusible weft interfacing (1.5 yd / 1.4m)
- Fusible knit interfacing (1yd / .8m)
- Horsehair canvas (1/4 yd / .25m)
- Polyester thread
- Optional: topstitching thread for collar
- Optional: silk basting thread
- Cotton stay tape 1/4″ wide x 2.5 yds / 2.4m
- Shoulder pads – 1/4″ – 3/8″ thick
- Sleeveheads or lambs wool/cotton batting cut into 2″ wide bias strips
- Optional: Leather or suede for elbow patches
- Lapel button: 1 x 3/4″ (19mm)
- 1 x clear button
- Optional: Sleeve buttons: 6 x 5/8″ (16mm)
- Marking tool / tailor’s chalk
- Handsewing needles & thimble
- Tailors ham and seam roll
- Press cloth (cotton or silk organza)
- Pinking shears
- Point presser or wood clapper
- Steam iron
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