Beatrix Top Hack

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Hey hey hey! I managed to make myself something! I've had a list of things I'd like to sew for my postpartum body because I don't have much that fits me now, but this is the first one I've managed. It took me nearly a week because babies need attention and stuff. Haha!

I needed a loose fitting top that I could easily breastfeed in, that was also cool for the unbearable heat and humidity of Virginia summers. I'd planned to buy the Scout tee pattern, but then I saw Erin's hacked Beatrix, a pattern I already own, and figured I could work off of that! Sewn in this fantastic lawn from Urban Sew means it drapes beautifully and keeps me cool- because we've got a month of heat left here! It's just loose enough to pull up for easy breastfeeding access without drowning out my frame.

This has quickly become my favorite top and I'd love to sew another one or two! I didn't have to make many adjustments, and was happy to have a built in full bust adjustment to use. I also got a chance to use my new hemmer foot for my sewing machine which made this narrow hem super easy! Normally I cringe when I have to work through a narrow hem, but the hemmer foot makes it simple! Details about sizing and mods are below!

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Pattern: Beatrix by Made by Rae

Size: Straight medium, View A, with the C/D cup front option

My measurements: in inches below

Upper Bust-34

Bust- 37

Waist- 31

Hip- 41

Mods:

-Cut back on the fold using the center back line on the pattern

-omitted the button placket

-omitted facings (I hate facings!) and bound the neck with single fold bias tape

-added two 1" fisheye darts to the back to give some shaping for my swayback after assessing the fit on my muslin

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So now I'm thinking I need a few with view B- a banded hem and longer sleeves. I'd definitely recommend this pattern, as it was detailed and easy to follow and a great fit!

That awesome red necklace is from Madre Beads- I love these necklaces because they're a perfect accessory that my little lady can pull, chew, and grab with no worries about breaking chains. You can check out more at madrebeads.com! I'm a Madre Beads Enthusiast, which means I share my love for this brand and receive discounts (score!). I was not paid to share this, and don't make any money if you purchase. I just love having jewelry that fits my lifestyle and love sharing :)

Thanks for reading!