Whether for the office or to elevate a casual outfit, a tailored blazer can work in almost any wardrobe. A classic, notched collar, fully lined, one-button jacket will never go out of style. If you’ve never tried tailoring before, the Jasika Blazer from Closet Core (below) is an excellent pattern to start with. The instructions include modernized tailoring techniques with minimal hand sewing and fusible interfacings. Invest time in fitting a muslin test garment, so your blazer becomes a favorite piece you’ll reach for regularly.
Auburn Blazer from Cashmerette: one-button style shaped with princess seams, designed for curves and full busts; up to 62-inch bust
Janet Jacket from Style Arc: sleek, princess-seamed jacket with a funnel neckline; up to bust size 58 1⁄4 inches
Jasika Blazer from Closet Core Patterns: notched-collar style; online sewing class available
Sara Jacket from Style Arc: classic notched-collar blazer with flap welt pockets; up to bust size 58 1⁄4 inches
Vogue 1714: jacket with asymmetrical, moto-style closure and flared peplum
Vogue 1927: double-breasted jacket with peak lapels and large patch pockets
To find more styles, colors, and fabrics for the season, read Vanessa Nirode’s article “Authentically Autumn.“