April 5, 2021

Introducing the Auburn Blazer, a Blazer for Curves!

It’s finally here! Make space on your sewing table and in your closet because your new favorite garment has arrived: introducing the long-awaited Cashmerette Auburn Blazer! Available in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H, the Auburn Blazer is the ultimate blazer sewing pattern if you’ve got a full bust.

Cashmerette Auburn Blazer

Blazers designed for curves are so hard to find, both in ready-to-wear fashion and sewing patterns. That changes today: say goodbye once and for all to ill-fitting blazers because the Auburn Blazer is here to answer your prayers. To our busty and curvy friends—it’s time for us to reclaim the blazer!

Launch offers on the Auburn Blazer

Buy the print pattern, get the PDF free

The Auburn Blazer comes as an instant-gratification PDF pattern, or as a beautifully printed pattern (and we don’t blame you, there are a *lot* of pieces). The printed pattern is on pre-order (expected to ship in June), but if you purchase it now, we’ll send you the PDF for free right away.

Get 15% off our Melton wool Blazer kits and fabric by the yard

Now through April 16th, get 15% off on Auburn Blazer fabric kits, notions kits, and fabric! Keep reading for more info and to pick from six gorgeous colors.

Join the virtual Auburn Launch Party!

Are you super excited about the Auburn Blazer but want to learn more before starting sewing, and have the chance to ask Jenny questions? Then join our virtual launch party! The fun begins on Zoom on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11 AM EST—click here to register. And don’t worry if you can’t make it—it will be recorded and available to everyone to re-watch later.

Gigi is wearing View A of the Auburn Blazer in a size 22 E/F graded to a 24 in the waist and hip. Her measurements are 46.5″ high bust, 50″ full bust, 45” waist and 54” hip, and she is 5’ 4”.
Char is wearing View B of the Auburn Blazer in a size 26 G/H graded to a 30 in the waist and hip and with the full bicep sleeve. Her measurements are 49.5″ high bust , 55.75″ full bust, 49” waist and 60.5” hip, and she is 5’ 7”.

A Trail-Blazing Blazer

You know the feeling: you try on a blazer in a shop (or worse, after spending hours sewing one up) and it doesn’t fit: it won’t button closed over your full bust, the arms and back are tight and restrict your movements. You try on a bigger size but now it’s boxy and the shoulders seams are down your arm. It’s enough to turn you off on blazers entirely, isn’t it?

Gigi is wearing an Auburn Blazer in a gray stretch double knit wool.

If you’ve always felt like blazers weren’t for you, it’s probably because you never met a blazer that fit you properly. That’s why we’re so thrilled to introduce you to the Auburn Blazer, a blazer that specifically meant for a full bust and curves. That’s right—from the very beginning, the Auburn was designed for our bodies, with multi-cup sizing (C-H), princess seams, and side seam shaping.

Char is wearing an Auburn Blazer in a fuchsia Harrison Tweed wool layered over an Upton Dress.

Developing this blazer was no mean feat—we announced our plans back in January 2020, and took you along for the ride through the whole process in our blog series “Blazer Bound“. Perfecting the fit of a blazer for big boobs has its challenges—which is probably why it’s so rare to find one! But we were 100% committed to the cause, and went through multiple rounds of development and testing, tweaking and altering until we had the blazer we’d been dreaming of. Over time, it evolved from being a double princess seamed knit blazer to being a single princess seam blazer with a welt and patch pocket option, which can be sewn in wovens, stretch wovens or knits—hopefully making almost everyone happy!

The Auburn features sophisticated details you love in a blazer, like a full lining, notched collar, a single button closure, and flat piping. Go ultra-polished with View A, which has angled welt pockets and vented sleeves, or go a bit more casual with View B, which has a cropped length and a clean sleeve finish (that also means it’s great if you’re a less experienced sewist).

The Auburn can be made in a variety of fabrics to “suit” your lifestyle (pun intended!). Choose a non-stretch woven like wool suiting or tweed for a crisp, timeless layering piece, or go for a stretch woven like stretch suiting for a blazer that moves with you throughout the day. Want even more comfort out of your Auburn? Sew it up in a stable knit like mid-weight ponte for a blazer that looks polished but feels like loungewear.

This pattern is rated “intermediate”, but with our free step-by-step photo sewalong (coming soon!), we think adventurous beginners will have a blast building their skills with this more involved project, especially with the slightly simplified View B.

The instructions include a variety of “speed tailoring” techniques to get a gorgeous professional finish, and also have additional “advanced” tailoring tips if you want take your blazer a step further with features like bound buttonholes. There are also helpful links to videos to lead you through the tricker steps like the angled welt pocket.

Save 15% on Auburn Kits & Fabric

We want to help you bring your dream Auburn to life! Pre-order an Auburn Blazer fabric kit, notions kit, or fabric by the yard and get 15% off using code AUBURN15 at checkout. (Offer ends Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.)

We’ve got tons of options for you, so let’s go through them all so you can choose the best option for you.

Auburn Blazer Melton wool Fabric Kits

Want everything you need to make your Auburn blazer in a neat little package? That’s what you’ll get with our Auburn Blazer Melton wool blend fabric kits, which are available in six colors—dark gray, black, light heather gray, dark navy, magenta, and cumin—and include fabric and notions to make an Auburn in any size. Each comes with multiple lining options to choose from!

Auburn Notions Kit

Already have the perfect fabric in your stash? If all you need to complete your Auburn are notions, we can help there, too! Our Auburn notions kit contains all the bits and bobs you need for your blazer in any size. Choose from four button color options.

Melton Wool by the Quarter Yard

On the flip side, if you have everything except your fashion fabric, you can buy our Melton wool fabric by the quarter yard and get exactly the amount you need of any of the six colors: dark gray, black, light heather gray, dark navy, cumin, and magenta.

Whichever option you choose, don’t forget to use coupon code AUBURN15 at checkout to save 15% on your fabric or kit pre-order through Friday, April 16, 2021.

We can’t wait to see your new Auburns! Share photos with us using hashtag #AuburnBlazer so we can ooh and aah over your chic new blazers.

Finally, you will have noticed that this pattern launch is in our original size range of 12 – 32, and doesn’t come in our separate 0 – 16 range. That’s because this has been in development for so long, it significantly pre-dated our 0 – 16 development, and we decided that we didn’t want to delay this much-anticipated pattern further. Depending on how it goes, we may launch it in our smaller size range in the future!

Got questions about the Auburn Blazer? Let us know in the comments below.

4 thoughts on “Introducing the Auburn Blazer, a Blazer for Curves!

  1. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” ‘she’ chortled in ‘her’ joy! LOL I’m so thrilled. Saw this first thing this morning and purchased pattern and kit before my first sip of coffee!! Thank you all so much for all the hard work and detail you’ve put into this pattern. If you’re busty this is THE most difficult item to find that will fit. I’m so happy. Thanks. Looking forward to the party.

  2. Elle says:

    The fit on your two models is fabulous! Great work!

  3. Susan Squibb says:

    Kudos to Cashmerette! What a flattering blazer. I especially like view B for spring.

  4. Elizabeth Martin says:

    Will the Auburn blazer be available in the 0-16 sizing in paper format sometime soon. I have been using the 12-32 patterns, but I think that the size 10 will fit better through the upper chest, armscye area (I am only 4 ft 10 so have to shorten patterns in this area for a good fit and have a high bust or 34 1/2-35 inches depending on the day, full bust 41-42). Have been looking for a blazer like this for a long time. Thank you.

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