Check, Check, Check – Is This Thing Working?

Hi, hi, hi,

I actually had this all ready to post and then wordpress got cross and I forgot so here’s a very late summary from IPM and also put a check on it. (On the last day of amnesty – go figure!)

So I won 2 wonderful papercut patterns in the IPM with my double take. I chose the Bellatrix Blazer and the YoYo Dress pattern.

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So I’m slipping in for show n tell and the check it out theme – so proud of myself! (wink)

Earlier in the year when my sister was here we designated this check fabric for some kind f fun jacket combined with denim because it was just a small piece that I received, in a bag from a friend (I love those kind of friends!).

Sorry about the awful dirty mirror glare! (ugh!)


So I cut a size M and made no alterations or tests – 1. Because I’m lazy like that and 2. Deadline!

It’s a while since I’ve made a jacket or coat so all the lining and collar was a bit of a brain scratch now and again. The blazer is really simple and I like it – I kind of like the juxtaposition of the tuxedo style with the brushed cotton check feel.


I also like the mix of the denim against the check – it feels a little ‘ruff and ready’ (for me, which isn’t really… but hey!). It was the first time trying to do a button-hole in ages and the first time ever on the machine I bought last year.

Of course I did no work to try to match the checks – sometimes it’s enough to remember to cut out the fusing and clip the seams. Not sure how I’m going to style this one but I’m open to suggestions.

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How about you, what styles work hardest in your wardrobe?

Thanks to Papercut Patterns for the patterns and TMS team. Here’s to a stitchy 2016.


Have a great day sewists xxx love you more than a button-hole that works xxx

9 thoughts on “Check, Check, Check – Is This Thing Working?

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  2. The denim and checks make such a fun piece, but I think those checks are just so colorful it would be hard to make them dull. After focusing 2015 on building my core wardrobe, I think a colorful jacket is on order.

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