Victoria: Cropped and Ruffled

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I joined in on all the Victoria Blazer making fun and made this white linen cropped version with a graded ruffle at the bottom hem. I got the idea after seeing this blazer from Anthropologie. While I like the clean lines and simple silhouette of the Victoria, I wanted something with a little more sweetness and flare.

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I opted not to include the cuff on the sleeve, but did line the sleeves in addition to the body of the blazer. For the lining I chose this adorable woodland creature print called Menagerie Timberwolf from the Indian Summer collection by Sarah Watson.

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I patterned the ruffle by doubling the width of the lower edge of each bottom section (the two sides and back) then grading a curve from the edge of the seam allowance of the front opening to 4″ at the side seam and from the 4″ at the side seam to 6″ at the center back.

I used the same method as Katy had for her fabulous color-blocked Victoria and used touch-o-gold fusible interfacing on the body of the jacket and sleeves (not the ruffle) to give it the perfect amount of body and structure.

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I love this jacket so much more than I expected – it is so easy wear over a tank with jeans and a scarf and feel instantly put-together.

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Materials:

2 yards white linen/rayon 55%/45%

2 yards of Menagerie Timberwolf cotton for lining

4 yards of touch-o-gold fusible interfacing

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Katy and I want to wish everyone a very happy Turkey/Tofurkey Day and Chanukah!