Jasika Blazer Pattern - PDF Download
- FABRIC & SUPPLIES
The Jasika Blazer is a classic tailored jacket with a semi-fitted shape that will never go out of style. With just the right amount of polish and detail, Jasika is a wardrobe workhorse and a mighty skill builder. Our instructions use modern speed tailoring methods, fusible interfacings and minimal hand sewing to make tailoring fun and accessible for everyone; make a blazer you'll want to wear forever!
This jacket is fully lined and features a classic notched collar, single button closure, back vent, shoulder pads, welt pockets, gorgeous two-piece sleeves and a flattering shape that skims the curves of the body. Optional details include pocket flaps, topstitching, decorative sleeve cuff buttons and leather or suede elbow patches.
Jasika is also available as a beautifully printed pattern. This is an instant gratification PDF download available in both print-at-home and copy shop formats. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Model notes: Our model Metu is 5'-6" and a size 10. She is wearing both a size 10 (black velvet) and a size 12 (grey check) for a slightly slouchier fit. Aisha is 5'-7" and a size 20; her jacket has been made using the D cup pattern pieces available as a free pattern expansion with download.
For the jacket body: medium to heavyweight suitings or lightweight coatings with surface texture such as wool melton, wool flannel, crepe and tweed. Velvet, medium-heavy weight cotton, seersucker and linen may also be used. Please note: tightly woven, smooth surfaced suitings like wool gabardine are not recommended since they can be difficult to fuse using an iron.
For the lining: rayon bemberg, charmeuse, crepe de chine, silky cottons like voile
For the pockets: sturdy cotton like shirting, quilting cotton or muslin (1/4 yd / .25m)
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45"/1.14M FABRIC)
0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.3m, 10-14 = 2.75yd / 2.5m, 16-20 = 3 yd / 2.75m
0-8 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 10-20 = 2.25yd / 2m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
0-8 = 1.75yd / 1.6m, 10-14 = 2yd / 1.85m, 16-20 = 2.25yd / 2m
0-14 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 16-20 = 1.75yd / 1.6m
- Fusible weft interfacing (1.5 yd / 1.4m)
- Fusible knit interfacing (1yd / .8m)
- Horsehair canvas (1/4 yd / .25m)
- Polyester thread
- Optional: topstitching thread for collar
- Optional: silk basting thread
- Cotton stay tape 1/4" wide x 2.5 yds / 2.4m
- Shoulder pads - 1/4" - 3/8" thick
- Sleeveheads or lambs wool/cotton batting cut into 2" wide bias strips
- Optional: Leather or suede for elbow patches
- Lapel button: 1 x 3/4" (19mm)
- 1 x clear button
- Optional: Sleeve buttons: 6 x 5/8" (16mm)
- Marking tool / tailor's chalk
- Handsewing needles & thimble
- Tailors ham and seam roll
- Press cloth (cotton or silk organza)
- Pinking shears
- Point presser or wood clapper
- Steam iron
Sewing level: Advanced
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English & French (French instructions available as PDF only)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): 67 pages
Copy Shop: 4 pages ( 36" x 48", A0)
To make this pattern up. But from what I see on the pattern instructions it looks like a good pattern. I have signed up for the class . But as you young people say “life happens”
Well this is a brilliant pattern. Beautifully drafted and great instructions.
I ended up with a perfect fit and a unique garment. This was my first tailored blazer and with the video tutorial it was a game changer in my sewing skills. Definitely try this one. It is a classic.
What a beautiful pattern, my wardrobe needs more than 1 of these beauties !
I am going to enjoy my Jasika for a long time! This was my most involved project this year. I used a wool-silk blend tweed purchased from Turbine Clothing (they have a sell-off of their leftover fabric once a year and this was one of their vintage fabrics). It has a nice, soft, stable hand and it worked out well. I did a muslin beforehand and made some adjustments which worked out well. The design of the jacket and the instructions were mostly good. The written instructions for the hem differ from the instructions on the video. I suggest doing it according to the video or doing the method of hemming it prior to bagging by hemming it halfway down the hem which leaves the upper 5/8” available to facilitate bagging the lining as described in both instructions. This eliminates having to find the seam allowances and tack them together, through the opening used to turn the jacket after bagging. It is also more secure. Nothing worse than having a saggy hem after wearing, moving, sitting, etc. I prefer a more secure hem.
Second thing: after purchasing what I consider an expensive pattern, I didn’t appreciate having to download and print the pieces for the C and D cup versions. Surely these should have been included in the paper pattern envelope - considering the cost of the pattern!
The instructions are clear and well written, as always with Closet case patterns! My blazer turned out looking great and is super comfy to wear.
Heather Lou made me an offer I couldn’t resist. I could learn how to make a tailored jacket in 8 short weeks with the help of her video. And there was the “carrot dangle” of possibly winning a prize. Along the way I had to set my fear and anxiety aside and be open to learning new techniques. I’m glad that I had the printed instructions as back up but I would not have persevered without the gentle encouragement of the video and the weekly timelines. It is assumed that you know how to sew and make a muslin/toile. I wanted her to tell me which seams to sew to make the muslin! I relied on past dressmaking to put the jacket fabric puzzle together. The collar took two days to figure out but I powered through it! The rest of the steps were very detailed and videoed so that I could figure them out. A couple of the shots were dark and I was a little unsure, but I took a leap of faith that I understood and moved on to the next phase. When it was all done and the final steam press completed - I felt such a sense of accomplishment! I truly feel that I can sew anything now. The next top I completed had welt pockets in them! Yep - the next step is sewing those Ginger Jeans. I have the pattern, I will purchase the video, I have the fabric and notions - LET’S DO THIS! (Side note - the tailoring kit was well curated and relieved another fear of mine. What the heck is a sleeve head anyway? I found out...)