The Cropped Blazer (+ bonus tute!)August 4, 2011
I have no idea why but this crazily long blazer seems to have followed me to every country I’ve lived in:
Seriously, what was I thinking? Were these ever in style? Why would I continue to pack something that a) I never once wore (it still had the tags on it from at least 7 years ago!) & b) would take up so much space in a suitcase? My brain is a confusing place sometimes… Anyhoo, as cropped blazers are everywhere this fall I dug out this well travelled beauty & started cutting:
…but what about the remains of the blazer?
Overlap the ends of your fabric. My rest-of-blazer had handy pinstripes for me to line up and sew. I stopped stitching 18 cms from the bottom, leaving a nice slit. I folded the belt in half & stitched the free ends together, then opened it out flat & over-stitched the seam for extra strength.
Flip your belt (now waistband) over your fabric tube (almost a skirt!) and sew them together. Your waistband will be smaller than your skirt, as it’s elastic simply stretch it to match the skirt width as you sew.