April 15, 2021

How to Customize Your Auburn Blazer

The highly anticipated Auburn Blazer sewing pattern is here! This blazer is made for curves in sizes 12-32 with three cup size options— C/D, E/F, G/H— so your Auburn will button beautifully over a full bust while you get a great fit in the shoulders and hips!

The Auburn Blazer is destined to become a wardrobe staple. But if you’re in the mood to spice things up, this pattern can also serve as a jumping off point for more complex designs.

Are you looking to step up your blazer game? Do you only want to make a blazer if it can be absolutely one-of-a-kind? Take some inspiration from these blazer looks that take the ordinary blazer up a notch or five on the style and creativity scale.

Extra Buttons (Wherever You Want Them) on Your Auburn Blazer


Do you like the look of a double-breasted blazer? Create the look without extra work by placing bold buttons on the front of your blazer after it’s constructed.

The folks in these photos are wearing blazers where buttons have literally been added to create style lines and visual interest. After you’re finished with your blazer, you can add some pizzazz by adding gold buttons and get these looks without altering the pattern!

Add Extra Length to Your Auburn Blazer


This trend is huge right now- and so fun! In order to achieve this look, you’ll need to lengthen View A of the Auburn Blazer using the lengthen/shorten line on the pattern. Make sure to double check that the finished hip measurement accommodates your upper thighs, since the blazer will now wrap around them too— and order extra fabric for both your main and lining!

Add Satin Lapels to Your Auburn Blazer


Satin lapels (and satin welts) make your blazer look like a chic, tailored tuxedo jacket. Black is a safe bet for this look, since you won’t have to work hard to match colors between your main fabric and satin accent fabric.

Add Delicious Details to Your Auburn Blazer


These details might be something only you and sewing friends appreciate, but that’s no problem. Join the Auburn Blazer Sewalong Facebook group for guaranteed back-pats when you choose to create a cheeky contrast under-collar, take the time to make a bound-buttonhole, or indulge in a gorgeous lining.

Use Sequined Fabric for Your Auburn Blazer


Ok- let’s make this blazer the unequivocal star of the show by making it from sequined fabric! This will be an Auburn Blazer that pulls out all the stops and is pure fabulousness in every inch!

Color Block and Incorporate Contrast on Your Auburn Blazer


The sky’s the limit with this trend. Color block by cutting different pattern pieces from difference fabrics; think contrast lapels, side panels or contrast welts. Or split pattern pieces to create horizontal style lines. Just remember that those horizontal splits will require seam allowance to be added to your new pattern pieces!

Are you planning to customize your Auburn Blazer? Tell us about your plans in the comments!

Let me know what you think!