It has been quite a while since I made something. I’ll have to admit, I actually sewn this prince of wales printed blazer a little while ago but I wasn’t happy about it. When I studied fashion, I was in the Haute-Couture branch which means that we were allowed to work only with luxurious fabrics. The fabric here is made of 100% polyester, but as it was on sale I decided that I would give it go. And that was the beginning of an upcoming sewing nightmare (Alright, I’m getting too dramatic, that’s my Italian roots talking).
If you’re ever looking for a well-fitted blazer, those made of polyester are the ones to avoid. It may sounds like a “Duh!” moment but as I’ve seen beautiful polyester fabric before, I thought it would be fine working on a blazer with it. But I quickly found myself in a ocean of a very stubborn fabric, with the impossibily to work on the neckline and collar the way I wanted to. However there is always something to learn out of mistakes and failures. I’m a very young designer and I don’t have innate knowledge when it comes to fashion.
If you’re wondering why I still made an outfit post with this blazer, it’s only because I thought I was interesting to share this experience with you. But let’s talk about the look now! Prince of wales printed blazers are simple yet timeless pieces. They go with everything! Hence why, I kept it simple with a few of my favourite basics, such as a girlfriend jeans and a bucket bag. To spice things up a bit, and add some interesting details to the outfit, I finished the look with a pair of red patent boots from Public Desire. A waist belt from Na-Kd to make the blazer more fitted and I was good to go!
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