Although I love sewing and think my skills are on the positive side of good, I am paralysed when it comes to personalising a pattern. I stand in awe of bloggers who, with apparent ease, whip out their tape measure, wield their sharpened shears and create some garment magic in but a moment. Up until the recent Tessuti Jaywalk competition, I had never sewn anything without a pattern nor altered a pattern in any way. Jaywalk inspired me to have a go and although I did nothing amazing, I was inspired to try further. May I introduce you to my ‘further’; my frocked up Belcarra. Made especially for my friend Dee’s 40th birthday afternoon tea at Montsalvat today, it was not totally weather appropriate for our top of 14.C / 57.F. Consequently, I did not get many photos but will add some full length ones during the week.