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Hi there, fellow Matatabis! I am very excited to share my latest project -- a linen blazer for fall!
In truth, my obsession with this blazer started last summer. I have a serious weakness for ByHandLondon patterns, and purchased the Victoria blazer immediately after it was released. And then, on my sewing table it sat, for months. I couldn't find the right fabric. I searched high and low at shops here in NYC, but it wasn't until I saw Miss Matatabi's linens that inspiration struck.
Words can't express how much I love this blazer, which is problematic for someone who writes a blog! Japanese linen is some of the softest, most durable linen I've found and I am thrilled that Miss Matatabi carries it in her shop. I haven't found anything as nice in New York at the same reasonable price-point.
Linen is usually considered a summer fabric for its breathability, so to give my blazer a bit more heft for fall I lined it in nani IRO double gauze. Such a delightful combination! The blazer has weight but isn't heavy, I love the casual look, and the natural cotton and linen fibers means it breathes and is ideally suited for the transition season. On Sunday I wore this blazer all day -- bike riding through Brooklyn, on a ferry ride across the East River when the wind picked-up, and into evening for a classy dinner with friends. It served me well in all situations.
Now I am ready to conquer fall with my new City Blazer. (^O^)／
Thanks Miss Matatabi, and see you all next month!