Beatrix top

10 May

As soon as I saw the Sky print from Monaluna’s Wanderlust collection I had to have it. I also knew that it would need a simple pattern to best show off the fabric. So I was quite pleased to stumble across the Beatrix top from made by rae which  was available as a paper pattern from the Village Haberdashery – bonus! It did however require tracing as the pieces were printed on both sides of the paper. But the shop sent me some great tracing paper for free and I have become a total convert.

The first thing I love about this pattern has different bodice pieces for A/B cups or C/D cups. After carefully considering the sizing chart and finished measurements for the blouse I ended up making size small with the C/D cup bodice. FYI my measurements are at the top end of the small sizing. And I was so pleased when I based the back together – the fit is perfect!

Due to the placement of the print’s repetition and the exact length I had, I wasn’t able to match the colors at the side. But I quite like how it looks. And I love how the print joins at the shoulders (totally unintentionally).

The instructions were brilliant and quite straightforward. I made the process more lengthy by using French seams to finish the insides, including in the armhole (which was tricky given the gathers).  The instructions has a few little tips which I really apprecaited such as stitching in the dip along the shoulder seams, to tack the facing down.  I am chuffed with how it turned out and the fit is just lovely.

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8 Responses to “Beatrix top”

  1. Naomi May 11, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    Perfect combo of fabric and pattern. I love this!

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  2. ellegeemakes May 11, 2017 at 3:24 am #

    I love the way you placed the fabric …great version!

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    • rosemary May 11, 2017 at 8:26 am #

      Thank you – I really wanted the light part of the fabric around the neckline and I’m so pleased with how it came out!

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  3. emmaandhermachine May 11, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    absolutely love that fabric and the classic style of top!

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  4. Lynsey_makes May 13, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Such a fab top, love the print. I didn’t realise it came with two cup sizes, very handy to know!!

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    • rosemary May 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

      I love that it comes with two cup sizes – it makes such a difference to the fit!

      Like

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