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Guest blogger -Adele

I’m extremely excited to be this month’s guest blogger! I have always wanted to make a blazer set with shorts and I thought it would be perfect for the British summer, when you always need a jacket to hand.

I wanted to match the lining of the shorts and jacket and as soon as I saw the Felicity Fabrics safari cotton, I thought it was perfect! It adds a touch of fun on the inside. Initially I was just going to use the safari cotton as a lining, but it was so beautiful when it arrived, that I ordered more to make a matching shirt. A full matchy matchy set! The linen is a beautiful viscose in raspberry colour and it was the perfect weight for the project. 

I made the Heather Blazer by Friday Pattern Company because I love the long, boxy style. I wanted to do turn-up cuffs, so you can see the safari print peeking out, so I actually put the sleeve lining in upside down, so that when turned up, the print was the right way round. 

For the shorts I used my ‘tried and tested’ Dawn Jeans by Megan Nielson pattern. I’d never made the shorts version before and I was so pleased with how they came out. The viscose linen is a similar weight to a light-weight denim, so it was perfect to work with and pressed well when making all the pockets.

The blouse is the Anthea Blouse hack by Anna Allen. Once you have the original pattern, the hacked version is available as a printout template with instructions on their website for free. The structure of the cotton poplin worked really well with the ruffles and shirring on the sleeves. It’s such a pretty pattern.

I wore my outfit on a recent trip with my children to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and was desperate to get a photo next to the zebras and giraffes. It’s the perfect outfit for a safari adventure! Or even just a night out in Leeds…. 

Thanks for reading and I hope you liked my little set.

Love Adele xx