I often wait until a new release is well and truly tried out by others before I purchase a pattern but this time, I preordered the Belcarra by Sewaholic and received it the day after it was released. I was particularly taken with the pintucks and knew I had fabric waiting in my stash. Here is my version of View B with pocket in an extremely fine 100% cotton from The Fabric Store.
This fabric crushes like nobody’s business which displeases me! I ironed it with my Delonghi Steam Station (which equates to not a wrinkle in sight), popped it on and stepped outside to be photographed. You would never tell…the top looks like a cow chewed it up and spat it out. Not happy, Jan (apologies to my international readers who may not get that reference!). I sewed the Size 4 but think I could comfortably go down to a Size 2 as the shoulders tend to slip around a bit too much and there is some excess around the hips (FYI: my bust measurement is 34″ and the finished garment measurement for the Size 4 is 36″). Due to the fine fabric, I French seamed every seam and love how it looks. Verdict: I will trace off the smaller size today and sew up another version. This top could become a staple and I do want to try it in a stretch. Another excellent pattern from Sewaholic!
Until next time, chat quietly amongst yourselves.