Camel coloured sweater blazer

A review of Alina Sewing and Design Co Fulton Sweater Blazer

Reviewed by sewmanju on 12th July, 2019

Pattern Description:

The Fulton Sweater Blazer is an open-front knit jacket with a slimming relaxed fit. Polished, yet comfortable, this layering piece will instantly escalate casual outfits while adding a layer of warmth as you transition to and from seasons.

Easy to dress up or dress down, this pattern can be worn anywhere from the office to the park to a night out.

The 3/4-sleeves layer nicely over short sleeves, while the full-length sleeves are practical for cooler weather. Both sleeve lengths can be folded up and cuffed to expose a thick facing (use a fun contrast fabric here!).

The hip-length version (View A) is extremely versatile while the knee-length version (View B) can be made in warmer fabrics more suitable for cold weather. Large patch pockets serve to catch all of the essentials on-the-go.

This pattern is unlined, making it easy to sew, and can be made on any home sewing machine.

I made view A.

Pattern Sizing:

From bust size 32 – 44.5 inches, and hip size 34 – 46.5 inches

I cut a size 16 through the bust, shoulder and arms and graded out to an 18 over the waist and hips.

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?

For the most part very good and a comprehensive set of finished garment measurements are provided. I did find the written instructions for the collar a little hard to follow, but there is a video tutorial available which is clearer.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like the finished garment. It feels comfortable and is very easy to wear. Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used:

A viscose mix ponte knit in camel colour.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

0.5 inch FBA which brought a bust dart in (the pattern is drafted for a B-cup).
Added 5/8ths inch to the front and back side seams.
For next time: I think the bust darts have to be moved down an inch, and I have already done this on the pattern, but this seems to vary depending on which bra I am wearing, lol.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I might make again. A longer length in a heavier fabric might be nice. Yes. I recommend.

Conclusion:

Easy to wear but a step-up from a cardigan; definitely a great piece to have in your wardrobe. Full details on my blog: https://sewmanju.com/2019/04/24/alina-sewing-and-design-company-fulton-sweater-blazer-diy-camel-ponte-knit-casual-blazer/