Closet Core - Jasika Blazer

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Closet Core - Jasika

The Jasika Blazer is a classic tailored jacket with a semi-fitted shape that will never go out of style. With just the right amount of polish and detail, Jasika is a wardrobe workhorse and a mighty skill builder. Our instructions use modern speed tailoring methods, fusible interfacings, and minimal hand sewing to make tailoring fun and accessible for everyone; make a blazer you'll want to wear forever! 

This jacket is fully lined and features a classic notched collar, single-button closure, back vent, shoulder pads, welt pockets and gorgeous two-piece sleeves. Optional details include pocket flaps, topstitching, decorative sleeve cuff buttons, and leather or suede elbow patches.

Sewing level: advanced.

Sizing Information: sizes 0-20, see Closet Core's sizing guide here.

Fabric Notes:

For the jacket body: medium to heavyweight suitings or lightweight coatings with surface texture such as wool melton, wool flannel, crepe and tweed. Velvet, medium-heavy weight cotton, seersucker and linen may also be used. Please note: tightly woven, smooth surfaced suitings like wool gabardine are not recommended since they can be difficult to fuse using an iron.

For the lining: rayon bemberg, charmeuse, crepe de chine, silky cottons like voile.

For the pockets: sturdy cotton like shirting, quilting cotton or muslin (0.25m / 1/4 yd).

Supplies:

  • Fabric (see yardage chart)
  • Fusible weft interfacing (1.5 yd / 1.4m)
  • Fusible knit interfacing (1yd / .8m)
  • Horsehair canvas (1/4 yd / .25m)
  • Polyester thread
  • Optional: topstitching thread for collar
  • Optional: silk basting thread
  • Cotton stay tape 1/4" wide x 2.5 yds / 2.4m
  • Shoulder pads - 1/4" - 3/8" thick
  • Sleeveheads or lambs wool/cotton batting cut into 2" wide bias strips
  • Optional: Leather or suede for elbow patches
  • Lapel button: 1 x 3/4" (19mm)
  • 1 x clear button 
  • Optional: Sleeve buttons: 6 x 5/8" (16mm)
  • Marking tool / tailor's chalk
  • Handsewing needles & thimble
  • Tailors ham and seam roll
  • Press cloth (cotton or silk organza)
  • Pinking shears
  • Point presser or wood clapper
  • Steam iron