Mr Darcy’s going to love my new bonnet

Blue green blazer

Blue green blazer

Blue green blazer
top: f21 // blazer: self-made // skirt: self-made // shoes: Seychelles

I’m going to make a confession. My recent desire to delve into the world of blazer-making can totally be blamed on a New Girl episode. I’m really not expecting anyone to be surprised. There’s an episode where she goes shopping for weird starfish lingerie and wears a gorgeous bright blue blazer with turquoise lining and zippered pockets and my lusty heart was lusty.

I looked at some screen caps and eventually decided that a blazer is a blazer (well, to a beginner anyway), and bought B4610. I used View A, but left off the pockets.

Since this was my first foray into the world of super fitted semi-professional attire, I made exactly zero pattern adjustments. Except for the part at the end where I had no idea how to close the whole thing up and ended up improvising and handstitching almost everything. I kind of feel like that wasn’t supposed to happen.

Oh well, I’m mostly happy with how it turned out!

For the record, I had every intention of putting the zippers in, but the only black and silver zippers I could find were black and gold and far too heavy and I was afraid they would pull too much at the fabric and look funny. Also I was lazy.

And yes, I briefly considered wearing white lace panties on my head as an accessory. I do value authenticity when it comes to costume replicating.

30 thoughts on “Mr Darcy’s going to love my new bonnet”

  1. It looks great (and it doesn’t matter where you inspiration came from). I love a blazer/jacket to perk up an outfit. I’m considering changing the lining in one of my shop-bought blazers to make it more pow!

    1. Ooh that’s a good idea! I tried on a bunch of blazers last year while shopping for interview attire and most of them just had boring black or a dark neutral lining. Sad!

    1. I really liked this pattern! It was decently easy for a beginner without the end product looking too beginner-ish. Then again, I really have no basis for comparison. It fits nicely though and the sizing was spot on!

    1. I really liked this pattern! It was decently easy for a beginner without the end product looking too beginner-ish. Then again, I really have no basis for comparison. It fits nicely though and the sizing was spot on!

  2. I love New Girl so much! And your remake is awesome. I love the way it looks on you, both the fit and the color. And paied with that black skirt makes it tres new girl.

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