Summer is around the corner and the weather is finally getting warmer.
Great time for having a Blog Tour to celebrate it, right?
To make it even better, this tour is all about FREE patterns! <3
When I started browsing the RP FREEBIES page (there are so many free patterns, have you seen it?) I immediately knew I just had to make the Betty Skirt. It’s been on my to-sew list forever but I never got around to it. A blog tour and a deadline were the push I needed to actually make it! 😉
This is a vintage style circle skirt meant for woven fabrics. It’s full, fun and flirty and I love it!
The pattern features an invisible zip on the center back seam and has optional in seam pockets.
It’s an easy sew but can be a bit of a fabric hog (so worth it, though!). I made a straight size M and official pattern requirement is 5m, but I like to play pattern tetris and because my print wasn’t directional I managed to squeeze the skirt out of 3m. 😀
As I mentioned, RP has so many freebies that I couldn’t stop at one piece, so I made the Toronto Tee as well and I love how it paired with the Betty.
This is a boxy boyfriend-style tee, such a good staple to have in the wardrobe. It’s hip length, features a round neck and has an optional breast pocket.
I omitted the neckband on mine.
I just folded over and top stitched for a wider neckline and more relaxed look for the t-shirt. I’m really pleased with the result!
The fabric I used is Cupro and this is the softest shirt ever in the history of shirts. Seriously, I want to live in it f.o.r.e.v.e.r!
Speaking of fabric, I used rayon for the skirt. 😉
I made the skirt exactly as per pattern with one exception: I used a metal zip and left if exposed for a sportier look.
Ok, ok…. so I *might* have misplaced my invisible zip and didn’t feel like going out to buy a new one, and this *might* have been a choice out of
laziness necessity, but the main point is: I LOVE the final look! 😉 So I’m sticking to the sporty look version of the story! ha!
I was having so much fun making this outfit that I decided to make it complete from top to bottom and added this adorable Knotted Headband to the mix.
Such a cute and fast project! I may need to make one to match every outfit from now on!
The pattern is meant for kids (newborn to 12yo), but it’s easily adjusted for a big head like mine! I’ve added 1″ to the pattern (on fold, so actually 2″ to the band) and that’s it.
Because my fabric was very lightweight and floppy I top-stitched multiple rows to make it sturdier and have the knot ends stand up a bit.
Cute and comfy is my favorite combo and this outfit checks off all the boxes for a perfect summer look! It’s also super easy to make mods and create different looks, like a high low tee, different length skirts…
That’s it for me today, but make sure to visit the other blogs for
Please visit all the stops on the Rebecca Page Sew Free for Summer Blog Tour for more great inspiration:
- Sunday May 26: Rebecca Page (intro)
- Monday May 27: The Sewing Unicorn, Stitched by Jennie
- Tuesday May 28: Jot Designs
- Wednesday May 29: bigflynotions
- Thursday 30: Liviality, Kitty Makes It
- Friday May 31: Seams Like Style, Patchwitch, Twinkle Toes and Company
- Saturday June 1: SequoiaLynn Sews, Sewista Fashionista
- Sunday June 2: Misty and Mim
We will be giving away a pattern bundle of choice each day PLUS an overall grand prize of a $50 pattern credit. To stand a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on each blog, each day so stay tuned to the Rebecca Page Sewing group for updates from our bloggers!
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