Hey y’all! Today I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the Bellatrix Blazer pattern by Papercut Patterns. (Full disclosure: I received this pattern for free in return for writing a post about it. All opinions are %100 mine!)
This blazer makes me feel like a rock star.
Ok, so I’m not a rockstar all the time. Especially when the wind blows hair in my eyes while I’m trying to take pictures of myself with the remote.
Let’s start with the arrival of this pattern. It came in the mail in a beautiful brown package (in my zeal I ripped open without taking a picture of how pretty it was!) I love PDF patterns, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something about tracing that giant pattern sheet that just makes me giddy!
I made a size medium. I was a little bit afraid because I usually make Large but I followed the sizing chart and it fits beautifully! I didn’t have to do much fitting work other than adding about a cm to the waist so it wouldn’t pull when I buttoned it. With that one modification the fit of this jacket is PERFECT. The instructions are very clear and there are helpful graphics with each step. It took about 5 hours for me to complete. I give this pattern an A!
The fabric I used is a black stretch poplin from Joann Fabrics and a piece of faux leather I got out of the free scrap bin at another fabric store. I was a little concerned about using this combination of fabrics, but now that it’s finished I love how it tuned out! It’s a clean-cut blazer with just a little bit of badass thrown in for good measure. Kind of like me. 😉
I mean, I’m not saying I’d spray vandalize private property or anything. But I’d totally go to the sketchy side of town and take photos of myself. (BTW, that was a foolish thing to do. Please don’t try that at home. Going to an abandoned train station by myself was an incredibly stupid thing to do!)
Click HERE to learn more about the Bellatrix Blazer. And if you haven’t yet, pop on over to Project Sewn and vote for your favorite Pink Challenge look!