Work-in-Progress Wednesday: Belcarra Blouse

I bought another pattern.

My latest acquisition? The Belcarra from Sewaholic. I wasn’t originally planning on making this one but then Day 2 of the Sewaholic Belcarra sew along was devoted to the FBA — full bust adjustment. I’ve been wanting to learn how to do one properly and here the opportunity was being dropped in my lap. It’d be rude to turn it down. And since Tasia is offering this one as a downloadable PDF, plus it’s on sale and the euro is doing well, it was practically free. Totally justifiable.

First I printed and assembled the pattern (25 pages — that’s a lot of cutting and taping).



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Next I prepared the front piece according to the FBA tutorial. It’s always seemed an intimidating process, but by following the steps one at a time it wasn’t actually difficult.


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So now I’m ready to go. I’m going to make a muslin out of an old sheet, so probably not too wearable, but if I can get the fit right I might use my Liberty Mitsi fabric for another. Maybe with fuchsia lace sleeves? I’ll have to ponder. For now my goal is to learn to customize the fit of a blouse. Bedsheets will do.

I’m not sure how long the sew along will take — they don’t usually race along too quickly. Maybe this will provide a few weeks’ worth of Work-in-Progress Wednesdays.


  2 comments for “Work-in-Progress Wednesday: Belcarra Blouse

  1. May 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I need to learn how to properly do a FBA! Is that a woven tee? I’m normally a big fan of knits since they can be quite forgiving in fit 🙂

    • May 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      It’s a blouse, but really the basic shape of a tee, so yeah, I guess it’s a woven tee. Hadn’t thought of that way 🙂 I also usually stick to knits for the same reason. But I love the look of a blouse, too, and would love to have one that fits properly. Yay FBA!

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