Spotted: The Belcarra Blouse

by Nadine on July 22, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, I made something with (short) sleeves!

Who lives in a loft with no overhead lighting? This girl!


Pattern: Belcarra Blouse by Sewaholic
Fabric: Polka-dot mystery fabric — I won a giveaway!
Size: Cut a straight 6.

This was my first-ever Sewaholic pattern.

Um, I impulse-bought three others. So it certainly won’t be the last.

Back to Belcarra.

I won a giveaway on Miss Crayola Creepy’s blog in the spring, which included about a yard and a half of this polka-dot fabric. I had no plans for it. I was too caught up in “must make a green dress or die.”

Last week, when I was suffering from a very severe case of cabin fever, I decided I needed to MAKE something. So I downloaded this pattern, pieced it together, and…procrastinated for a few days.

I’m the worst.

Anyway, here she is.

The fabric isn’t as soft and drapey as the pattern probably deserves, and I’m not sure how I feel about the neckline fit — raglan sleeves don’t always sit flat and I’m trying to figure out if I made it too big or too small — but this will definitely get some wear.

And I’ll be making the pattern again, too, I’m sure. Next time, it’ll be a snap to sew up. Such a straightforward, no-drama make. (Highly recommended for beginners!)

Anyone else out there tackling a sewing project or two this summer?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth July 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Yo. Can i bring machine over for a sewing date sometime?? TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!


Nadine July 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Yes! Come over!


Miss Crayola Creepy July 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

This is really really cute and I’m glad you used the fabric I sent you :) Aren’t Sewaholic patterns great? I just made the Gabriola and I want to make the Hollyburn skirt next!


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