Anne over at Mercury Handmade Fashion made not one, not two but at least three different versions of the amazing Bellatrix Blazer by Papercut patterns. I was inspired and Anne’s descriptions made it sound like an easy make! I wanted to have this jacket and so went and ordered the pattern which came (much faster than I thought) in the most beautiful package, with cool illustration and clear instructions, that one can fold into a little booklet. I know now why the sewing world is in love with indie patterns. This is the first jacket I’ve ever sewn, so it’s not as gorgeous as Anne’s but still very wearable. I cut the small size and sewed with no problems except for the sleeves, where the armhole seemed to be bigger than the actual sleeve or I did something wrong 😉 Next time (because there’s going to be a next time, I want to make the Bellatrix over and over again), I think I will need to cut the smaller size for the top, as this one is a bit loose and as you can see creates a puff in the back, when it’s buttoned at the front.
It’s the first time, I made welt pockets as well and now the mystery of their creation is solved, haha! I love them and think they’ve turned out nice! The fabric was bought some time ago at Ikea and I was drawn to it because it immediately reminded me of a Pearl Jam song, “Bugs”. Now, I’ve got bugs in my hands, craving to sew…”
Have you made something inspired by another blogger and if so what?