Readers, today is a very special day, and not just because it's National Caviar Day (look it up). Today I present my linen blazer photo shoot, completed early this morning just before the thermometer hit ninety.
Yesterday we were discussing buttons and you made many excellent suggestions. I made a beeline for Daytona Trim on 39th Street soon after, not because of their huge button selection, but precisely because their selection is not huge. I didn't have hours to spend and I really didn't want to agonize over buttons. Here's what I purchased.
Plastic or horn? You decide. I think they suit the blazer extremely well.
My sleeve lining attached and the buttonholes made, I stitched on my buttons, did some (very minimal) pressing, and was ready to go!
Are there some areas that could use some extra fiddling? Perhaps, but I'm proud to say I made a blazer that fits and is totally wearable as-is. In fact, I may wear it to dinner tonight with an old friend. Maybe the toile jeans too!
I am very happy to be finished and very ready to switch gears. Onward ho, as we always say at MPB.
You can see more linen blazer pics here. (Which outfit do you like better, the shorts or the toile jeans?)
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!