McCall's Belcarra Frankenpattern
Buoyed by the success of my McCall's top, I was left wondering how a frankenpattern of the two would work.
I had a piece of textured polyester Georgette which I recently added to my stash at Cotura's summer sale and although at 1.5m was too big for this top, I threw caution to the wind and dove in.
For this exercise, I chose to remove the sleeve seam and cut the top in two pieces. I then shaped the hem according to the McCall's pattern and narrowed the neckline as I did with my previous Belcarra's.
What I have ended up with is a tunic length top that I will most likely wear with jeans and slim fitting trousers but will also work tucked into a skirt. This top actually fills a large gap in my summer and autumn wardrobe. A white staple shell that goes with everything is a much needed item and I am sure will get a lot of wear.
A little bit about my backdrop here. I spent Easter weekend camping in the Mackenzie Basin. As you can see this area like so many other areas around New Zealand has seen very little rain over the summer. Anything green is pretty well nonexistent! We had beautiful summer daytime temperatures all weekend. Autumn as we know it is yet to arrive so my short sleeved top will get some wear before the weather turns cold.