Now In Stock: The Belcarra Blouse Pattern!

The Belcarra Blouse pattern is here! First introduced here, the pattern itself is in stock and ready to ship. I’m super excited about this wonderful blank canvas top.


There are no darts so it’s a great pattern to embellish. How about some sashiko embroidery on the blouse front piece? Or, cut the blouse front from a special luxurious fabric, and use a contrasting solid for the sleeves and back. Or go for a sheer back panel for a surprise as you turn around.

belcarra blouse

We’re planning all kinds of blouses using this pattern – lace, contrast paneling, knits, embellishments.

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Thanks for your patience as we put the final touches on this pattern. It’s not very often I announce a pattern well before it’s finished, but since it matches so well with the Gabriola Skirt, I had to mention it at the same time.

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What would you make with the Belcarra pattern?

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27 Responses to Now In Stock: The Belcarra Blouse Pattern!

  1. Elodie April 22, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    Sooo happy! I was so impatient! Already ordered along with the Alma blouse. Thanks for these patterns!

  2. Clare April 22, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    I adore this pattern and already have my copy from an online supplier here in the UK. My plan is to make it from a navy crepe back satin, with the matt crepe side for the body and the shiny satin side for the sleeves. A sheer back panel is a great idea too, filing that one away!

  3. Emily April 22, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    So excited, can’t wait to pick up my copy! Will there be a sewalong to go with it?

  4. Kelly April 22, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    Oh, I like it! I’m so into basic tops right now, but I don’t have one with raglan sleeves… yet anyway :)

  5. Jenny April 22, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    This looks great! Personally, I’d have to add some darts as non-darted isn’t really an option for we very curvy ladies..

    I do have a quick tutorial on my blog though in case anyone else wants to add some in – it’s incredibly easy.

    • Cadi April 22, 2014 at 9:17 am #

      I had all but crossed this one off despite loving a raglan sleeve, what with my ample chest size I knew it wouldn’t be flattering on me at all. I didn’t even consider doing an FBA for this – Jenny you’re a lifesaver! I actually just started following your blog through the Curvy Colette initiative and love every post!

      Tasia thanks for another great pattern, with Jenny’s suggestion I know this will be one of my favorites! Into the cart it goes. Hooray for the online sewing community! :)

      • Jenny April 22, 2014 at 10:45 am #

        Glad to be of help!

        • Tasia April 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

          Thanks Jenny for sharing your link!

    • Jeri Sullivan April 22, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Thanks for the tute! I am VERY pear shaped so I also need darts!

  6. MrsSmith April 22, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    This is cute but I also don’t even ATTEMPT any woven top without darts. As a DD there’s no way to avoid not looking like I have a yard of fabric hanging from my bosom! LOL!

    Thanks Jenny for the link. I’ll check it out!

  7. Caitlin April 22, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    I’m so excited for this pattern to arrive in my mailbox! I saved some floral Liberty London fabric just for this blouse. :) Will there be a Sew Along? I’d love a tutorial on how to add a sheer or lace back; finishing seams with that kind of material seems tricky.

  8. Tatiana April 22, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    This is such a lovely pattern! Is it possible that this could be your first pattern as a pdf? Pleeeeeaaase?

    • Jeri Sullivan April 22, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      I second the request for pdf. Since I have to grade your patterns up so much to fit my size, I would love to be able to print!

      • Kris April 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

        Same here! I think there is a lot of potential in this pattern for larger sizes as well, and having a printable version would help if I need to start over during my attempts to grade it up to my size.

      • Tasia April 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

        Thanks Jeri! I will see what I can do. As I replied to Tatiana, we nearly have the PDF thing figured out, so it may be possible. I’ll keep you posted!

    • Tasia April 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve been wanting to offer PDF patterns and this would actually be a good pattern to try it out on, as the pieces are relatively small. We do nearly have it figured out so I will see what I can do for you!

  9. AnneLyth April 22, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    I have been waiting for this pattern to be released. I plan to make a version inn light green sandwash silk satin with tone in tone viscose knit sleeves.

  10. SallyAnn April 22, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    What a great blouse for the warmer months ahead! Mixing fabrics and colors will be fun. I can see the blouse with pants as well. Would I destroy the look if I brought raised the neckline all around about an inch or so?

    • Tasia April 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      I don’t think it would destroy the look, I love the wide neckline look but can see why people would want to raise it. You may want to narrow the neckline *just* at the shoulders, so it’s less wide, or take it in all around. If you have the Pendrell Blouse pattern you could use that as a guide, as that neckline is wide enough to fit over the head without a closure, and bonus, it has a binding piece included!

  11. Chantal April 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    I’m so excited about this blouse, and I’ve been waiting (not so) patiently since the announcement! It’s going to fill a major gap in my wardrobe. I’m so glad you told us about this pattern before the release because it became a major part of my Wardrobe Architect plans for spring :)

  12. Rochelle New April 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for this one! It’s beautiful and looks like the perfect summer staple.

  13. Sarah April 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Ooh, I love a good raglan sleeve blouse!

  14. Pips April 23, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    Just ordered and excited! Made a cambie on the weekend and fits perfectly. Thank you for making such awesome patterns.

  15. Sarah April 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Hurrah! I was also waiting not so patiently, ha ha :) I love this blouse. It goes perfectly with Gabriola, and I can see it becoming a real wardrobe staple for me. I’ve ordered a copy through one of your Australian retailers.

  16. Lauren M April 24, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    What a fantastic pattern! Very flattering and inspiring- so many options!!!!


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