Now that I had completed my first Belcarra, the old cogs in my brain kicked into action and I was keen to explore other ways of utilizing this versatile pattern. I had vision of stretch velour in a tunic type of dress and just for fun, throw in a bit of bling to mix things up a bit. My inspiration was this tunic dress sold at Kimberley's.
In the back of my mind also, was Courteney's birthday and I wanted a dress with a casual vibe to wear to her celebrations.
I purchased on Trademe a two metre piece of the most gorgeous stretch velour with a lurex silver thread running through it in a checkered pattern. This time I simply cut the top longer to dress length. I didn't take into account when buying the fabric though, that pesky check. It did not want to match up! I did the best I could with the matching but if you look closely it is far from perfect. I felt the neck on my last top was a little wide so for this version I simply reduced the binding seam allowance to a scant 1cm instead of the recommended 1.5cm. Once again I used stretch satin as my binding of choice which meant no cutting on the bias,
Will I make this pattern again? Well, yes, definitely. I might even make it up as Tasia intended!