Monday, September 15, 2014

One Week, One Pattern 2014: The Belcarra Blouse Edition


Does time move faster at the end of summer? The One Week, One Pattern event sure seemed to fly by. For the general edification of the interwebs, here are my main takeaways from the challenge:

  • It was harder to take daily outfit pictures in September than it was to take pictures in May for Me-Made-May. I think this is a combination of lifestyle changes and fewer hours of daylight. A couple days, I had to resort to taking selfies in the mirror. (Oh, the horror!)
  • I’d like to acquire a wider variety of pants and skirts. Since I’m still an amateur seamstress, I keep sewing shirts and dresses, and have not yet sewn any skirts or pants. One of these days, I’ll have to change that.
  • The Belcarra Blouse is still my favorite pattern to date. Throughout the week, I found it was very versatile, working well with whatever it was paired with. I like some of my Belcarras more than others, but I am by no means tired of the pattern itself. I don’t have another planned yet, but I know it’s only a matter of time before inspiration strikes again.


For those who are interested, here is a summary of what I wore each day:

Saturday, September 6: Button-Up Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear jeans
Sunday, September 7: Simple Style Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear blue skirt and belt
Monday, September 8: Triangle Tokens Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear blazer and jeans
Tuesday, September 9: Celebration Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear cardigan and black pants
Wednesday, September 10: Button-Up Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear pencil skirt and belt
Thursday, September 11: Simple Style Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear cardigan, scarf and jeans
Friday, September 12: Marbles Belcarra Blouse with ready-to-wear jeans


Thanks to Handmade Jane for hosting this event!