Sewing for an English spring

I was all set to tell you about the beautiful fan-patterned pima cotton lawn and scrumptious chambrays (have you seen all the lovely colours?) that my sponsors Dragonfly have in stock just now, but it is HARD to get excited about summer clothes when it is 7 degrees outside and an overnight frost is forecast. So I decided to talk, instead, about the Morris blazer from Grainline Studios, because during spring in these parts (and, let’s face it, in summer too) you need something to throw on when the sudden northerly breezes take hold.

This time last year, the Morris was all the rage, so I am behind the curve as usual, but the good thing for us is, there are masses of examples of the Morris out there – check out Pinterest – and we can learn all we need to know from the dressmaking gurus of the internet… Ponte Roma is a really popular choice for this jacket…. I love these 3 options for spring – but there are lots more to choose from.

Ponte Roma from Dragonfly


French terry is also a recommended choice.. and Dragonfly have some gorgeous colours, a couple of which (the pretty salmon colour and the dusty blue) are colours of the season according to Pantone, but I love the teal myself:

French Terry from Dragonfly

Stretch denim is another choice – I would love to make one using this gorgeous barkweave denim

What would you choose? Have you already made an Morris blazer? If you fancy a go and are in a quandary over fabric choices – don’t forget you can use Dragonfly’s sample service or you can contact the lovely folks there for expert (and I mean expert – Dorte worked for Vivienne Westwood for goodness sake!) advice.


One thought on “Sewing for an English spring

  1. I have to admit that I have never heard of a Morris Blazer so I am even more ‘ out of the curve ‘ than you Ali. but it does look like a very useful wardrobe addition for chilly days

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