Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns

Amy form Peek-a-Boo patterns has done it again! She has designed the  Lily knit blazer (affiliate link) . And guess what, for the next 2 days there is a special discount, use the code lily20 at checkout. I had the opportunity to get my hands on it before it was released to test it out and make some modifications to the sizing of it for my niece. As you have seen here, my niece is tall and slim so to get a perfect fit for her I needed to modify the pattern before cutting the fabric and sewing it up. This is a little of what I did.

The first thing you must do when choosing the size you need to cut out is measure your fit model. I've already established that I need as far as height goes a size 8 and width I need to be making a size 5.

I start with the first pattern piece, the side back, by tracing on traceable interfacng as shown by the dotted line. I like using the interfacing because it sticks to fabric so I don't use as many pins or no pins at all depending on the fabric, and it stores easily after I'm done. 

I then move my interfacing over to get the width of the size 5 as shown by the solid line, and trace. With one piece down and 5 more to go...I think you can all get the idea. 

When all my peices have been traced and fabric that I'm not in love with cut out I then make a sample of the garment to make sure everything lines up. 

Some things that you will need to remember when considering size for this blazer: Does the child that you're making it for need the pit of the arm to go up as for a size 5 or 8 or somewhere in between (those are adjustments that can be made after your first sample garment), don't forget to adjust your sleeve according to the arm hole opening. You also need to consider the collar, what size is the neck opening, the collar needs to fit the neck line you cut out.

If you do have any questions on any of the alterations that I've made, please feel free to leave me a comment or email at sproutingjubejube (at), I'll be more than happy to help you out!

Here's the first look at the finished Lily Blazer. I made mine with fleece, but I could have gone with a medium weight knit, french terry or jogging fleece.

Now for the true put in on my model!

Look at all the beautifull detail that Amy has put into her design, princess seams with piping, appliqué pockets with rounded bottom edges, cuffs at the sleeves.

The accent piece at the back with a flattering ruffle are just more details to the design. 

Thanks to Tanya from Tanya Zaleski Photocreations for lending me her daughter as a fit model and also for taking such amazing pictures!


  1. She is a lucky girl! Love the colour choices.

    1. The lucky girls is my niece, and her mama picked the fabric and the buttons! I love those buttons!