Well now… what have we here?
I’m back from my little blogging break with a real cracker of a pattern – the Beatrix by Made By Rae.
I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of the Indiesew Fall Collection tour to launch their new Fall Collection. And this pattern totally called my name. Darts at the front, buttons at the back, what’s not to love?
I’ve been looking for a pattern that would be great for work – simple and unfussy but that wouldn’t make me look like a total slob.
Plus, I needed something quick and satisfying to make up (since the bambino started crawling I’ve had my hands pretty full!) Made By Rae’s Beatrix totally fit the bill.
This was a lovely pattern to sew up. The drafting is solid – you can chose from A/B cup or C/D cup (basically an inbuilt FBA – nice one).
And the instructions were some of the best I’ve followed in a while – full of tips and points to remember so you don’t end up with a gaff. Always a lovely touch.
I made this up in an X-small with the C/D sizing and I love the way it came out. The fit is pretty perfect.
I had this particular fabric in my stash. I’ve been avoiding plaid for ever. I figured it would be a nightmare to match – especially since my default approach to sewing is pretty lax. But this g-i-a-n-t pattern made matching super easy.
I also used this tutorial by Tilly and the Buttons – (it’s for matching stripes, but I still found it really useful).
Plus this rayon has the perfect drape for a shirt – soft but with a slight bit of structure. Nice one.
So I’m really happy with how this came out. I’d definitely recommend checking out the rest of the patterns from this collection. I think they’d work together really well.
I’m thinking it’s going to be a great staple piece. Don’t you think it’ll look great made up in a whole bunch of different fabrics?
Keen to see more? Check out these other inspirational ladies great makes:
Monday, August 24th: Lauren | Right Sides Together
Tuesday, August 25th: Lori | Girls in the Garden
Wednesday, August 26th: Kimberly | Straight Stitch Designs
Thursday, August 27th: Trine | Groovy Baby and Mama
Friday, August 28th: Taylor | Blueprints for Sewing
Monday, August 31st: Erin | Sewbon
Tuesday, September 1st: Elena | Randomly Happy (that’s me!)
Wednesday, September 2nd: Tara | Girl Like the Sea
Thursday, September 3rd: Lola | Love Lola
This pattern was kindly provided by Indiesew. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Cause that’s just how I roll.