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A handmade prince of wales blazer

a handmade prince of wales blazer
a handmade prince of wales blazer
a handmade prince of wales blazer
a handmade prince of wales blazer
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!

Blazer: Handmade/ Jeans: Grlfrnd Denim/ Shoes: Public Desire/ Belt: Na-Kd/ Bag: Mango

 

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65 Responses

  1. Silvia
    | Reply

    This is awesome, your blazer looks great! You’re very talented

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Silvia!

  2. Medi
    | Reply

    I actually really like this blazer. I would totally wear it myself. Sometimes we are hard on ourselves 🙂

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      We can be! Thank you Medi!

  3. Emmanuelle
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    Salut Aria,

    J’adooore les bottes ! Je les ai vu dans ton Instastory et elles sont superbes. C’est vachement bien d’apprendre ce genre de choses sur les tissus. Quand on achète on n’est jamais conscient de la qualité du tissu et si c’est un matériau difficile à travailler. J’attends toujours de lire avec hâte tes posts où tu parles de tes créations ! Je trouve le point de vue intéressant.

    Bonne soirée !

    Emmanuelle
    http://www.thecuriousportafoglio.net

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Merci Emmanuelle! 🙂

  4. Magda
    | Reply

    Love your look and the blazer looks great!

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Magda!

  5. HERRENDEZVOUS
    | Reply

    Loved this & the photos are so beautifully taken! The boots are really cool, want to get a similar pair myself!

    XX Great post!

    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you!

  6. Georgina
    | Reply

    Hi Aria
    I absolutely loved this post. I am much older than you and l learned many years ago that it takes the same time and skill (sometimes more) to make an item using inferior material as it does from quality material. The difference being therafter in how the garment feels, how it sits and how it wears.
    My friend and l both knitted a dress in 2 ply wool. She used good quality wool l economised on cheaper wool. The dress took weeks to make. Her dress washed beautifully my dress shrunk to fit a 5 year old – lesson learned .
    l admire you so much for sharing your experience with us. You always get it so right and it takes courage to say ‘it didn’t go well this time’.
    However, l have a Prince of Wales Check skirt l wear with a black roll neck that l am now going to spice up with the shiny burgundy shoes and belt l have in the wardrobe – great!
    Best wishes
    Georgina
    Ps l might even have a go at distressing some jeans to give them an edgy modern look – thanks for the idea,; looks great with the boots.

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Georgina, it’s always a pleasure to read your comments!

  7. sepatuholig
    | Reply

    such a cool look, love this blazer
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    IG @grace_njio

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you lovely!

  8. Patricia
    | Reply

    This look is so cool!!
    Love the jacket!
    xoxo
    https://www.donkeycool.es/

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Patricia!

  9. Eva Jasmin
    | Reply

    I am in love with this look! So amazing and you look awesome as well.
    Best, Eva

    http://www.eva-jasmin.de

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Eva!

  10. MihaBalan
    | Reply

    You styled the blazer very nice and I have to say, I really like your boots.
    https://mihabalan.com/2017/03/31/will-wearing-current-trends-change-personal-style/

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you love!

  11. Jane
    | Reply

    Such a chic look!

    http://deylene.blogspot.com.ee/2017/04/orange-is-new-black-spring-hottest-color.html

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Jane!

  12. Michelle Joseph
    | Reply

    I think you did extremely well Aria. I am so tempted to ask you to make me something haha!

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Haha anytime babe!

  13. T.
    | Reply

    Great blazer! I wish I could sew!

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you T!

  14. Jovita Antanovich
    | Reply

    The boots are amazing, it matches so perfect with your outfit, I love that contrast!

    Jovita from Black Vanilla
    http://www.b-vanilla.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Jovita!

  15. Chuky Reyna
    | Reply

    Even though I don’t sew, I totally agree with you regarding polyester. I hate it, but you did a great job styling it, you look great!

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you love!

  16. Jandrew
    | Reply

    I rarely ,( well let’s admit it ) I never sew anymore. I agree with you if it is worth doing it’s worth doing well and one of the things is choosing great fabric . Home sewers , small tailor shops and dressmakers have all but disappeared, mainly because RTW has gotten plentiful and inexpensive. The only reason to make garments now is to truly design unique or couture creations . Your post takes me back to when I was busy making clothes!
    Thanks Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://jandrewspeaks.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thanks Jandrew! 🙂

  17. Lorena
    | Reply

    Well Aria, live and learn or in this case: sew and learn !
    I think it looks good i see nothing wrong with the neckline.

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Lorena!

  18. Cielo
    | Reply

    That’s definitely a stunning blazer! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you!

  19. Ashleigh D'Mello
    | Reply

    There is nothing better than a perfect blazer! Love this one on you babe and adore how you’ve style it! I’m on the hunt for one like this coming into the cooler weather, can’t wait to add it to my wardrobe.

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Ashleigh!

  20. Grace Sawford
    | Reply

    those boots are gorgeous!! LOVE this outfit!
    have a great day!

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Grace!

  21. josephine
    | Reply

    This is so chic! Love how you styled it with that belt 🙂
    xx
    josephine
    http://www.josephineellen.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Josephine!

  22. Rina
    | Reply

    I love how you belted your blazer in this outfit! I totally want to try this look! Thank for the inspo babe.

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Rina!

  23. talesoftwo
    | Reply

    It might have been a terror to make but i cannot spot any flaws in the photos! Infact your look is incredibly chic!

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      One side of the collar is actually trolling with me on the photos! Thank you love! 🙂

  24. emily
    | Reply

    I love this blazer babe! You have such talent! Obsessing over those burgundy boots too.. they would be perfect in my current Autumn wardrobe!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      They would be gorgeous on you!

  25. Dos que a veces son 3
    | Reply

    Amazing look! I love it!

    Kisses.

    http://dosqueavecesson3.blogspot.com.es/2017/03/el-sueno-de-una-princesa-con-zapatos.html

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you!

  26. Sarah-Allegra
    | Reply

    It’s not a secret: I’m addicted to blazers! Hardly any garment is more versatile and stylish. I’m absolutely amazed that you made your own Blazer, it’s so pretty!

    All the best, Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      This is so true!

  27. Steal4Style
    | Reply

    It’s amazing that your blazer is handmade!!! I love when people can sew their own clothing. I wish I could too. Your outfit is the perfect casual look. I love it!
    Steal4Style.com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you love!

  28. Deborah
    | Reply

    You live and learn – it still came out beautifully though! I really love the classic look of a prince of wales blazer and loose, comfy jeans. You look perfect!

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Deborah!

  29. Mary | O Blog da Mary
    | Reply

    this is perfect, I always love your style so much!

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Mary!

  30. Agnes
    | Reply

    Those boots are gorgeous!

    Agnes x

    BlvckBee.Com

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Agnes!

  31. amely rose
    | Reply

    your Pictures are always so profesionall. for example the second one, the blurry is so cool.
    AMAZING style btw.
    but you rock every look, trend and combination.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thank you Amely!

  32. yuka
    | Reply

    I think it looks really great and so expensive!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Aria Di Bari
      | Reply

      Thanks Yuka!

  33. Jo
    | Reply

    Super in this look

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    Jo & Company Style

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