DIY Red Blazer for Under $15!

So this spring/summer, monochrome looks are just popping up everywhere. Specifically, bright solid colors such as yellow, green, pink and orange.

This year , I found myself falling love with the color red and I just love how bright it is. I think it’s perfect for this spring in my wardrobe. I wanted to spice up my wardrobe a little but make it more clean but still edgy, and I realized I needed more blazers.

Be mindful, its still a bit breezy in New York City, spring wont show til the end of April, but this a is a great transition piece to have.


So so this is what i made. Using Mimi G’s Simplicity Pattern #8749.

I bought 2 yards of Red Gabardine for $3.99 per yard. $8!

And my 2 yards of black lining for $2 per yard. So $4 !

And 1.5 yards of interfacing for $1 per yard. So $1.50!

I did not want a button.

So in total I spent 13.50 on this blazer!

I don’t think Zara can beat that or any other fast retailer .


I also made a plaid print which I’ll post up later. I’ve just been obsessed with this pattern, it’s a classic set and the instructions are so easy to follow as well as the pattern is not complicated or have too many pieces.

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I cut a size 12. For a more fitted look and my outfit underneath to show (because that is how i mostly will rock it ) However, for a more boxy and closed up blazer i would go for a size 14 next time.

So for those who want to make their own blazer this season (you could possibly turn it into a blazer dress ladies, just go for a size larger), definitely check out this patter. Its a staple to have.

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