Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kim's TNT Pattern: The Beatrix Top

Do you have a pattern that you love to make and wear over and over again? For Stonemountain staff member Kim, that pattern is the Beatrix Top by Made By Rae. With five Beatrix Tops in her handmade wardrobe, we had to find out what makes the Beatrix Top Kim's TNT pattern!

Beatrix Top by Made by Rae

Pattern description:
Beatrix by Made By Rae is a button-back pullover top with a simple silhouette that is both comfortable and flattering. With two views that offer different sleeve lengths, button placket options, and a shirttail or banded hem, this is a truly versatile pattern for woven fabrics.

Kim's Beatrix Tops are all made with View A in the medium size.

This map print from the Lagoon collection by Cotton + Steel has so many cute details.

What do you like about the Beatrix Top? 
Everything! The buttons down the back, the ¾ length sleeves, the curved bottom edge, the way it looks on, but most of all it is so comfortable to wear!

Do you have any favorite details? 
The buttons down the back—the possibilities are endless with so many wonderful buttons available.

We love this colorful Alexander Henry print! It is now sold out, but we have so many more fun fabrics from this designer.

How do you choose your fabrics? 
I love bright and vivid cotton prints and choose ones that I love but would not wear without encouragement from fellow sewists.

If you had to pick a favorite Beatrix, which would it be? 
Very tough question, but I will have to say the bagel Beatrix. Fell in love with this fabric and with the gentle nudge of a coworker I decided to go with it and have fun.

Thanks to Kim's amazing shirt, this bagel fabric sold out quick!

Do you have more Beatrix Tops planned? 
Of course I do…why stop at five? My next top will be made of rayon. I also need a few for fall and winter and some that are a bit more dressy too!

Do you have any tips for sewing this pattern?
If you don’t have a button holer, the blouse goes on and off easily without undoing the buttons. Just stitch the buttons on the outside where the button holes would be.

We don't have this popsicle print anymore, but this Dear Stella fabric is very similar!

Thanks for sharing your Beatrix Tops with us, Kim! 

We always love hearing about favorite go-to patterns and what makes them tried and true. What are your TNTs?