The Original Beatrix

Made By Rae Beatrix in Plaid

UPDATE:
The Beatrix Sewing Pattern is now available! BUY NOW

Ta-DA!! This Beatrix Top was the very first one I ever made, giving it the esteemed honor of being The Original Beatrix. As it happens I’m also wearing it today (though these photos were taken last fall; you can see my hair was still long and pink in places) and I have to say it’s one of my favorites! This large-scale plaid fabric is a lightweight lawn that makes it super comfortable and great for the spring weather we’ve been having here in Michigan.

Made By Rae Beatrix in Plaid

We are so, SO close to being finished with this sewing pattern. I can’t wait!!! Beatrix is a nice basic women’s pattern that I personally think every woman should have in their pattern stash: a simple bodice with a bust dart (in two dart sizes, A/B and C/D, just like my Josephine pattern) with neckline facings and a set-in sleeve.

Made By Rae Beatrix in Plaid

It’s also a great template for fun variations; hem, button and sleeve bands being just one example (shown in this post). In this plaid version I added just the extra button band piece in the same fabric for some fun in the back. You could also sew in snaps if buttons give you the hives, but buttons are a good skill to have and I spent a great deal of time on tips for adding buttons and buttonholes so if you’ve never tried them this could be a great time to start.

Made By Rae Beatrix in Plaid

Stay tuned, Beatrix is coming soon!! To see all the versions of Beatrix I’ve posted so far, click here.

UPDATE:
The Beatrix Sewing Pattern is now available! BUY NOW

22 thoughts on “The Original Beatrix

  1. oh i love this plaid! very cute, and you’re right, a simple darted blouse (with neck facing instead of bias, man am i sick of bias finishing on everything) is something every woman needs…i want one!

  2. I have been anxiously waiting for the release of this pattern.. I’ve been looking for a top pattern like this for ages! It’s perfect! I want to order fabric to be able to make it asap, can you tell me appx how much it takes for a size M?

  3. Can’t wait until the pattern is released! I love the plaid fabric. Do you mind sharing your source for it?

  4. This is a really worthy Original! Looks gorgeous on you! As I’m in a Rae-pattern-sewing-mood I’ll surely purchase this one too.

  5. I love it also. I have been wanting to make a top out of woven fabric that doesn’t involve gathers and flounce. THis top looks like a great piece to highlight some nice flannel!

  6. I’m excited to get this pattern when it’s released! I am especially excited to get detailed buttonhole tips as I am a novice sewer still and am still terrified of them. I am sewing my first geranium right now (love) and am scared to finish b/c of the buttonholes! I appreciate well written indie patterns as I have learned so many sewing skills this way. This Beatrix blouse is just lovely.

  7. oooh …. how i love your blouse … i NEED it … i’m sad; i thought TODAY IS THE DAY … THE RELEASE DAY …. i’m sooo dying to get sewing … hurry, hurry, HURRY with this amazing pattern …. darlene

    • Haha so sorry Darlene; we’re working on it as fast as we can, but it’s a VERY slow process!! 🙂

  8. As a novice sewer, looking to get into women’s clothing, I am very excited for this pattern. An everyday wear that I will actually wear!

    (I know you give lot of options with patterns.. is a peter pan collar, under consideration? wink wink 🙂

    • Yay!!

      And I’m sorry but no peter pan collar for this one!! But that would be really great, wouldn’t it?!

  9. I just realized this top would be a great way to replicate a boxy top with the fluffy skirt silhouette I embraced in late winter with my sweaters… I love the plaid pictured here. Can’t wait!

  10. I can’t wait. I want to be the first one to get it yay! Got the fabric lined up and ready. Ooooh xo

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