Beatrix by Made By Rae

A woven blouse with a buttoned center back closure, two hem options, and two sleeve options.

Pattern: Beatrix
Designer: Made By Rae
Categories: Blouses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Broadcloth, Chambray, Rayon, Double Gauze, Lawn, Linen, Shirting, Shot Cotton, Voile
required fabric: 11/2 to 31/3 yards
Sizes: XS - XXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$16.00
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Made by Rae's newest sewing pattern, the Beatrix is a lovely blouse with a great fit. Because Rae designs her sewing patterns with A through D cup sizes in mind, this top will fit like a glove. The Beatrix features a center back button placket and the option to add hem and sleeve bands. Sew yours in a flowing rayon challis and tuck it into your favorite pencil skirt for a day at the office.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 62
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Upper Bust313335373941

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

A/B Bodice Bust3637 3/439 1/241 1/243 1/445
C/D Bodice Bust38 1/24041 1/243 1/444 3/446 1/2
A/B Bodice Waist363839 3/441 3/443 1/245 1/4
C/D Bodice Waist37 1/239 1/441 1/4434546 3/4
A/B Bodice Hip38 1/440 1/442 1/444 1/44648
C/D Bodice Hip404243 3/445 1/247 1/249 1/2
A/B Front Length25 1/225 3/42626 1/426 1/226 3/4
C/D Front Length2727 1/427 1/227 3/42828 1/4
Back2525 1/425 1/225 3/42626 1/4

Fabric Required (yards)

View A Short Sleeve (44" wide)2 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
View A 3/4 Sleeve (44" wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 2/3
View A Short Sleeve (54" wide)1 1/21 1/21 2/31 2/31 2/31 3/4
View A 3/4 Sleeve (54" wide)1 3/422222
View B (44" wide)3 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/43 1/33 1/3
View B (54" wide)2 1/22 2/32 3/4333

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Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Stitch Ripper
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Point Turner
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

I get a little bit of gaping at the front neckline, and I had to sew the top off the button placket shut because the placket kept twisting (too light of fabric to hold it straight), but I can easily fit it over my head. I personally love it and wear it all the time! (Like right now!)

Rae makes the best sewing patterns! She provides so much detail, which is helpful to those new to garment sewing.

The Beatrix is such a staple pattern for a woven top.

The instructions on this pattern are so detailed and easy to follow. This was the first project I ever sewed and I was really pleased how it turned out. Two sleeve length options and option to complete in all one colour or with contrast fabrics. Hardest part to execute is the sleeves but still was not that difficult and if you are an experienced sewer you will breeze right through this! I did version A with a version B button placket - this was really intuitive to do based on the instructions I thought, but if you are having trouble with it Made by Rae has a pattern hack tutorial on her website about how to do this.

The drafting is great and I like how everything came together easily.

The darts are too high and I need to lower them at least an inch - I've heard this from others, I feel like the pattern is too expensive to have darts that are commonly too high. But, other than that, it's a really wonderful pattern. UPDATE - I went up a size and the darts were perfect. Then I took in a little at the sides as the previous size was a little snug. I wish the pattern called for french seams.

Great fit without any alterations.

This is an excellent pattern with a beautiful fit! Definitely a wardrobe staple that is easy to put together.

A really great pattern. I especially liked the instructions that were full of helpful reminders and tips.

Rae's instructions are incredibly detailed, as always. I love my finished top and highly recommend this pattern!

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