Yesterday was the final day of the first ever D&H Blog Tour. It was so much fun working with the most amazing and talented ladies. I couldn’t have done this without each and every one of them and their hard work. I hope you all enjoyed the tour as much as I did. I also hope you all got inspired by these awesome makes, cause I know I want to make one of each, FOR REAL!
I want to thank each and every single one of these talented ladies for working with me and helping me make this a success. Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would have received even 1 DM or email from anyone wanting to work with me. I was so humble and appreciative by each and everyone who reached out to me. If you were unable to participate in this tour please keep a look out for more opportunities coming soon!
My Fulton Blazer and its WOVEN
When Alina Design Co broke the internet with her Fulton Sweater Blazer, I knew I needed one immediately. When her site crashed I started to panic because even though I wasn’t going to sew it that same day it came out, I NEEDED it. I don’t know If any of you get like that with new patterns that you fall in love with, but I do.
I don’t recall exactly when but Heidi from Handmade Frenzy and I were chatting one day and she suggested making a Fulton Sweater Blazer out of a stretch woven. Well that is all it took. I immediately began prepping the fabric and got sewing! I used our Stretch Cotton Twill in Navy, we also have it available in this Ochre color.
I didn’t have to size up, or make any adjustments to fitting by using the stretch woven. I measured between a 14 & 16 which is about normal for me, but If a pattern has a finished size measurement I tend to go by those. My waist and back are wide, and because I knew this pattern was more about my upper measurement, I used the finish measurement for the bust to determine my size. I sewed his one up in a size 12 and it fit perfect. I will be making this in a knit and I will sew a size 12 for that version also.
The only change I made was I sewed the cuff as a facing instead of like a knit cuff. I knew I wanted a pop of color for this blazer. I used the cuff piece on the pattern, and It fit the sleeve perfect with the woven. Before sewing the sides seams, I sewed the cuff and the sleeve right sides together. I then turned the facing/cuff wrongs sides together to the sleeve, folded it under 1/4”, pressed it for a nice clean finish and top stitched it down. It looks great. and when my sleeves are down it looks like a nice cuff.
I will admit I did have some trouble with the collar. I had to sew it twice, but the second time I used Alinas collar tutorial found HERE and I had no issues after that. If I would have used it the first time, well you know. My collar may not be perfect, but nothing I sew is perfect and that is what makes it ME MADE! This blazer will get a lot of wear in my closet, along side this Ogden cami I am wearing under it.
If you are wanting to sew a Fulton Blazer in woven- What are you waiting for? I recommend any light/med weight stretch woven.