Now, does that heading stir any memories?
Selwyn Froggitt was a popular Sitcom which ran from 1974-77. I was born in 1971 so although I don’t remember everything from it I do remember a well know phrase from the show, which was “Magic ‘r’ Morris!” Morris was Selwin’s brother. If you remember it and fancy a nostalgic chuckle take a peak at this You Tube clip.
If you don’t, then moving swiftly on……….. here is my new Grainline Magic Our Morris Blazer! (worn with my BHL Polly Top)
I’m so excited to share this with you! I’ve not taken it off since I finished it this lunch time and have had so many compliments. I woke up at half 6 this morning and by 7am was well into cutting out. All in all it’s taken me 5 hours from start to finish (not including getting the pattern ready).
So here we are – I’ll get straight into the finished garment photos, then I’ll just mention a few changes I made during construction.
I think you can tell from my smiley face that I’m really chuffed with my new blazer! There’s some amazing ones out there and I was afraid that my cream one might be a bit dull, but it’s quite the opposite. I went to the cricket club and they thought I looked glamorous! I’d only put on a pair of ear rings and my new blazer!! Or maybe it was the new hair cut, but they saw that last week. Anyway, needless to say I felt amazing in it!
I thought I might mention how I finished off my seams. The instructions basically say to finish the seams by your own preferred method. As it’s not a beginners pattern I think this is quite acceptable, but there are adventurous beginners out there who will make amazing Morris’s, so if showing them my preferred way helps them out, all well and good. If not, it’ll remind me next time I make one!
I also should mention that I did not stitch together the side seams until after I had sewn in the sleeves. I sew in my sleeves with only 3 pins and no easing stitches – super fast and learnt off Janet Prays Craftsy class – so have to change the order of construction slightly.
A few of the reviews I’ve read so far mention part 15 of the instructions were a bit tricky. For those who’ve made it you’ll know what I mean when I say I made it a bit trickier by not turning under the 1/2 inch – instead i overlocked it and chopped the 1/2 inch off. This meant I had to do things a little different – I took some photos – hope these clarify things:
If you’ve not sewn one yet and I’ve not tempted you, Saturday Night Stitch has a stunning mustard one HERE, Sew Busy Lizzy has a beautiful floral one HERE, and Ginger has 2 for the price of one HERE!!