Monochrome Morris & Girl Charlee Discount!


I've been wearing a lot of monochrome recently (maybe I'm running a temperature) and decided it was high time I made something monochrome too. The opportunity presented itself when Girl Charlee Fabrics got in touch about reviewing their jersey. I instantly fell in love with their triangle ponte (it's no longer in stock sadly, but they have many more gorgeous ponte prints on offer) and knew immediately that I wanted to make Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer.


Let's talk fabric first, shall we? Just like the triangle stag print jersey I tried out before, Girl Charlee's triangle and plain black ponte is a lovely quality and handles beautifully - both pieces washed, cut and sewed up perfectly for me. I also can't stop waxing lyrical about the range of jersey and prints they have! Better still, they're offering my lovely readers a 15% discount for two weeks, so hop on over to Girl Charlee Fabrics and use ODYSSEY until 21 October!



Moving onto the pattern next, Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer. What made it so attractive was the prospect of sewing something other than a dress, that was a bit more involved, but not too involved. A huge selling point was that the pdf is only 28 pages with relatively few pattern pieces. Jen's written instructions are top class as always, so this sewed up remarkably fast. I did, however, struggle with some of the diagrams as I found them a little too 'zoomed' into the detail and out of context. It's probably just an issue with my brain to be fair...it seems to work in mysterious ways!  

Sizing wise, I cut a 6 across the shoulders and an 8 elsewhere. I'm really inspired by Katie's boyfriend version of the Morris Blazer, so if I attempt her hack next I too will grade to a size 10 at the hem.




I'm pretty pleased with my pattern matching on the back seam and I like how raw edges are neatly concealed, despite Morris being unlined. I also like the pointy, dipped front with interesting stitching detail.


The long and short of it is, that I really dig my Morris Blazer. The design details, the cropped length, the monochrome...everything about it makes me feel rather cool!

27 comments:

  1. I love the print you chose. I don't think you can go wrong where black/white/grey are concerned. This is a great blazer and I'm sure it will work wonderfully with a lot of outfits, especially now that's it's layering season!

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    1. Hi Michelle, glad you like our fabric, unfortunately it's now sold out, but we do have some other lovely black & white patterned pontes here - http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/ponte-de-roma-knit-fabric-c-90_168.html

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    2. Thanks Michelle! I've hugely enjoyed reading about all your holiday makes lately! You've made such beautiful things and the photography is just stunning!

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  2. I love the fabric you chose and the style would be great with a bold colored midi skirt. I think I prefer you version over the slouchy one (not that the other was not creative).

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    1. Thanks so much Dianne! I love your idea of paring it with a skirt :o)

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  3. That's totally something I could wear...! I'm a denim-wearing mom so it could add some pep's to my wardrobe!

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  4. Seen a lot of lovely versions of this, but not one using contrasting fabrics before. Love the result, looks great, and highly useful!

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    1. Thanks! I was inspired by Grainline's own stripy version!

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  5. I really love this, that triangle print is perfect

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  6. Those shoes!! Okay sorry, back to Morris. What a fun style on you, I love the color blocking and the pop of the triangles! It looks splendid. I could see it making it to an evening outfit with a black pencil skirt and a solid top too. Maybe it's something in the air as while I haven't been exactly monochromatic yet, I've been thinking so much about brown/black/gray lately in my wardrobe. A weird feeling, isn't it! ;)

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    1. Haha! The shoes are my favourite at the moment, so no harm in fawning over them ;o) Thanks for your styling tips, love them! And yes, it's odd finding yourself attracted to styles/colours you aren't usually!

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  7. That is a lovely jacket, very wearable! I'm loving seeing fabrics from Girl Charlee, they do stock some lovely print pontes and jerseys!

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    1. Thanks Linda, we should be expanding our ranges soon so keep an eye out for more!

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    2. Thanks Linda, they sure do!

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  8. Gorgeous jacket. The finishing on the hem is so neat. I love Girl Charlee fabrics, it's brilliant we can finally get their lovely knits.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments about our fabric pootleandmake!

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    2. Thank you, you're too kind!

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  9. What a lovely blazer and good going with the pattern matching on the back. The monochrome fabric combinations are lovely. Xx

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  10. After seeing your version I appreciate that pattern a lot more :) And yes - those shoes!

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    1. Maybe you'll give it a go next, Donna?

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  11. Another amazing make Marie, the blazer looks great for casual or smart wear!

    Apologies to everyone loving the pattern, unfortunately it has sold out, but we do have lots of other lovely black and white pattern pontes here -

    http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/ponte-de-roma-knit-fabric-c-90_168.html

    Happy Sewing!

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    1. Thanks! There are plenty of awesome fabrics for your customers to choose from for sure :o)

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  12. Great blazer, your attention to details are perfect.

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