It’s finally finished. The mens blazer that I started months ago is complete and I am ready to share it with you all.
I recently found out that the term blazer has coined in the UK. Although the official story of how the non-suit jacket got it’s name is unclear, was it the Lady Margaret, St. John’s College rowing club in Cambridge or the crew members of HMR Blazer? Either way, I am pretty confident that we Brits helped to change the face of mens clothing forever. Before the blazer became a mens stable it was traditionally worn by members of the Navy and select sports clubs. Over the years, and as popularity and familiarity grow, blazers were worn by the Army and schools, both in the UK and the wider Commonwealth.
There is something about an asymmetric dress or skirt that I just love!
I say that but this love does vary between styles. My big love is of asymmetric dresses that have a peep-a-poo feature or a wrap, much like the one I made. They are a more versitile style for asymmetry, easily dressed up or down. Asymmetric hem dresses are looooooow on the love scale… I don’t really understand them and as yet, have not found, or made, one that has convinced me of the design. But that does not mean to say I can not be convinced. If you know of any convincing patterns I should try leave me a comment in the box below.
The idea for the asymmetric dress I made came really organically. I had been sketching a lot of sporty/athleisure outfits. One of which was a highneck crop with hareem style pants, and I just wondered what it would look like to put the highneck crop shape onto a skirt, but keep the sporty aesthetic.And because I didn’t want it too look too serious, I chose to use a dark base print fabric to keep it smart but fun.