OOP Butterick 4610: DIY Wool Tailored Blazer

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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer

Hi Friends,

Following on from my last post where I discussed the construction of this blazer, here’s the finished article modelled on myself and a review of the pattern (OOP Butterick 4610), which was included in the price of the Craftsy class that I followed to make this blazer. We had our first good day of sunshine in at least 2 weeks today, and so I jumped at the chance to take some photographs.

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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer
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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer
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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer
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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer
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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer

Pattern Review

Pattern Description:
Lined, fitted jacket has princess seams, two piece sleeves, patch pockets and single button closing. B, E: topstitch trim. C: purchased trim. E: contrast flowers.
Pattern Sizing:
6 – 20

I picked a size based on my high bust measurement and then made adjustments from there (see below). I did grade out by one size at the waist and below.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn’t really look at the instructions as I was following a Craftsy class to tailor this jacket. I think they were “ok”.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the finished jacket and I am happy with the fit. This is my first woven, lined, notched lapel, blazer style jacket and I think it was a good starting point. Now I have made it I am thinking it might have been better to have more than one button (although honestly, I doubt I will rarely, if ever, wear it fastened). The thing I disliked the most about this jacket was the setting in of the sleeves. Setting in sleeves is something that doesn’t normally phase me, but I sweated over these. Other reviews don’t mention any issues so this could purely have been down to me, and the adjustments I made (see below).There was just too much ease (particularly at the front of the sleeve). In the end everything looks ok, but if I tried to make this jacket in, say a cotton, I imagine it would be a nightmare!
Fabric Used:
100% wool with a viscose lining. I steam pressed my fabrics before commencing with cutting out.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

  • I lengthened the jacket by 2.5 inches.
  • I did a 6/8ths of an inch sway back adjustment, tapering away to nothing at the side seams.
  • I added in approximately 1 inch to the back and side back seam over the high hip.
  • I did a 5/8ths of an inch forward shoulder adjustment and also a forward shoulder adjustment to the upper sleeve using this tutorial from Heather B.
  • I cut the sleeves at View A and added 2 and 5/8ths inches to the length.
  • 1 inch full arm adjustment.
  • 1 inch FBA, added to the princess seam side panels and the corresponding increase in length to the front of the jacket.
  • This jacket was fully  hand tailored using hair canvas and pad stitching in the lapels and undercollar. Following the Craftsy class I added sleeve vents and taped the roll line using twill tape. I used fusible interfacing on the hems. Full details on what tailoring I did and review of the Craftsy class I followed here.
  • I topstitched the lapels and collar of my jacket by running 2 spools of my regular Gutterman sewing thread through a top stitching needle as I didn’t want a heavy topstitching thread finish.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don’t know if I can face the sleeves again, so the answer may be no, which is a shame as I was hoping this may become a TNT pattern. With almost 20 successful reviews of this pattern on PR.com I say don’t let my opinions put you off…
Conclusion:

I am proud of myself for completing this jacket and it is a great way to start the new year, learning new skills that have already made my sewing more on point in other projects. I feel good wearing this jacket and I think it’s a real classic piece that I will never want to part with.

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Butterick 4610 DIY Wool Tailored Blazer

Have a great rest of the week everyone and I will be back soon with more completed projects!

 

 

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

27 thoughts on “OOP Butterick 4610: DIY Wool Tailored Blazer

  1. Looks like you enjoying that sunshine in an attractive tailored jacket! I finished a Butterick coat the other day. I liked how great the instructions were. It went together very easily. Yours looks really nice!

  2. Hi, your jacket looks brilliant and I love the choice of lining. I have sewn this jacket twice recently, the second time I really struggled with the sleeve head ease too! I guess it depends on the fabric. I too took the course and now do a mixture of hand and RTW to make jackets.

    1. Thanks Rachel. Well makes me feel slightly better someone else struggled with the sleeves 🙂 I do think completing the class has made me a more confident sewist.

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