A Bouquet of Belcarras

A Bouquet of Belcarras made this month! I’ve made a few Belcarras recently, but hey why not when they are easy to make and the fit is great? So here’s another! There’s not much to say, so I’m going to let the photos do the talking. A picture paints a thousand words so they say…

I think this must have been the worst of the lot to make, but knowing the pattern made it a whole lot easier, but yes, I was swearing sometimes!

This fine polyester something came from Fabric-a-Brac sometime ago or it might have been from a swap. I’m sure I bought it because I loved the pattern, I can’t imagine I’d have bought it for the fabric! 🙂 Cutting out was a pain, I tried both using scissors and my rotary cutter. I’m still on the fence as to which was the best. Lots of pins, use lots of pins with fabric as fine as this. Don’t leave anything to chance. It was really odd sewing with see-through fabric too!

All the seams on this one are finished using French seams. Yes it means you can see the seams on the raglan sleeves, but with this fabric it was better. The cuffs took a while, I inadvertently cut one the wrong length then wondered why it was too big! I finished the underside of the cuff using my overlocker.

The bias binding around the neck had to be pieced adding to the difficulty of adding to the blouse, but I’m pretty happy with the result.

The details
Fabric: Fine polyester something from Fabric-a-Brac, I think, unless it was from a WSBN swap, which is equally likely! It was in my stash! 🙂
Notions: Thread.
Pattern: Sewaholic Belcarra, view A, size 12. 
Changes made: None
First worn: The middle of June for the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards. Worn here for photos in Carrara Park, Newtown with a Sewaholic Gabriola made a year ago for Indie Pattern Month.
Another one/recommendations: Need I go on? How many times have I said how great the pattern is? Yeah OK, broken record time. I’ll just shut up 😉

I’ve now made three Belcarras for Indie Pattern Month, that’ll be One Pattern, Three Takes then!

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2 thoughts on “A Bouquet of Belcarras

  1. Ack – what a touchy fabric! You’re a far more patient person than I, Ms. Nikki, and the results look fantastic! Off to check out the pattern as I think Sewaholic has a sale today. . . 😉


    • He he thanks! I did swear somewhat and fortunately I noticed the cuffs were different sizes before attaching! There was going to be no unpicking with this blouse!
      Yes, you go check out that pattern!

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