Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Bevy of Belcarras




It is about this time in the season, I dig out my remnants in an attempt to free up valuable real estate in my fabric cupboard and this season, I have again done just that!  I have a stack of fabric I want to relinquish myself of before embarking on new challenges.





The first Belcarra I made was from a piece of printed chiffon following on from my new found sheer fabric confidence.  It is left over from this top, so has been gathering dust for quite some time, in fact 3 whole years!  I managed though to use the entire piece of fabric...yay!  Once again I narrowed the neck at the shoulders by 1.5cm.  I really must permanently alter this pattern.




The second Belcarra is made from fabric Courteney bought for me in India, that started life as a sari and I made this dress from.  I hadn't used the spotty printed piece for the dress and had just enough for my Belcarra.  There is still more sari left for another project but for now I have enough in my wardrobe made in this fabric.  You don't want to overdo a good thing!  Speaking of overdoing a good thing, I may now retire this pattern for a while before I do exactly that!



11 comments:

  1. You are definitely on a winner with this pattern Andrea. Beautiful tops and they look like very useful additions to your wardrobe.

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    1. They haven't had a lot of wear yet but will be great additions to my autumn wardrobe.

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  2. It is so good to have a pattern that can use smaller pieces of fabric up! I think with your neckline adjustment you have this top fitting perfectly - much better to my eyes than the original as sold. I can imagine these would be perfect for work - and I absolutely LOVE the look of that sari fabric!

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    1. I really like this style of top for work and will be reaching for these hopefully all autumn.

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  3. They are lovely little tops, beautifully classic and a terrific show piece for these very pretty remnants. Clever stashbusting!

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    1. Thank you! I always find it self satisfying to free up a small space in my cupboard.

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  4. Fantastic! I have lots of leftover fabric in my stash and this is a great way to use them up and have lovely new tops to wear!

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    1. I really don't think it is possible to have too many tops....too many leftovers on the other hand is really annoying!

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  5. I love both tops, especially the red one - the combination of prints is perfect. I love that pattern

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    1. Thank you! I do too. I still have a ton of combination ideas for this pattern.

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  6. This is the perfect summer blouse for work - not too fussy, but stylish. Love the red version.

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