Happy Friday to you!
I am going to jump right in here and tell you that I had a little selfish sewing this week and made myself the Beatrix top from Made by Rae. This is the fourth one I’ve made (see the 3rd here) and I really love this top. On one of my thrift store adventures I found this red plaid fabric that was lightweight and very inexpensive so I snatched it up. I thought it would be great as short sleeve Beatrix as soon as I saw it.
First let me tell you a little bit about the pattern. It comes in two different bodice sizes (A/B or C/D) which is so wonderful and makes it easy to just cut out your size. It has a back button placket although you can just pull the shirt on and off. I recently saw a version online that didn’t use the button placket and just made the back one piece. I may try that sometime if I have a busy piece of fabric. The instructions are fabulous, very detailed and organized, and if you are a fairly new sewer Rae holds your hand on paper. I find this top to be very flattering on. My wardrobe usually consists of jeans and a top and Beatrix looks great with jeans, but it can also be dressed up. I made one last fall out of double gauze with 3/4″ sleeves and it became a staple.
I made the View A of the pattern but added the View B button placket. I had some lovely linen cotton denim blend left in my stash and then I used a blue and white gingham for the underneath placket. So there’s a little bit of party in the back, underneath. I love how it turned out.
With this post, my weekend begins. I found a very old gift card that I forgot about, for a massage (woohoo!) and I am off for some pampering before the kiddos are home from school. Wishing you a little pampering and a great weekend!