I cannot believe that one of my favourite project this year remained un-blogged till now.
Pattern: Papercut Bellatrix Blazer is a fully lined, long sleeved, fitted blazer with shawl collar and single button closure. This is variation 2; which has a cropped hemline curving up at the back.
I made this blazer early May and been wearing non-stop. A lot of the nitty-gritty details about this garment is fuzzy in my memory. One of the perils of been very productive. Fabric: 3 different fabrics were used; charcoal (wool blend with 3% stretch), black lapels (sateen) and 100% cotton lining. Closed with a hock & eye instead of a button.
The tailored look and the nipped waist effect turn any casual outfit LUXE!
Two incredible cities. Each with their individual charms. Venice canals and romantic little spots away from Piazza San Marco. Verona; a sophisticated little Rome. Both places were a delight to visit and enjoy. There was a lot of good wine, pasta and gelato involved on this trip but I won’t digress. Let’s go back to sewing.
I have stopped feeling unsettle about my autumn/winter sewing plans. The time away got me focus on what I want to accomplish but I won’t promise that I won’t follow a shiny project in between.
Construction wise this was fairly easy to put together. The construction of the welt pocket was very clever. I used flannel interlining and shoulder pads and that is why it has a very solid look but a spongy feel. This process made it quite warm which in the UK make it wearable from May till October. Transitional piece for sure.
Talking about the weather, OMG it is so cold now. The weather in Italy been so warm that I only worn my peacoat once at night. All that rushing to get it finished on time. Ever happened to you? Make a garment before holiday that never got worn because of the weather?
Ps:It was so nice to take holiday pictures and get bonus “blog pictures” at the same time. Next holiday I should grab all the remaining un-blogged items for an amnesty “photo-shoot”.