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The Bethioua

May 5, 2016 | Sewing Projects | 13 comments

Hi All!

For my first indie pattern make this month, I decided that the Bethioua pattern would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe 🙂

This is a raglan, batwing sleeve shirt, with a cool detail in the back where the sleeve pieces wrap around and meet in the center back.

Funny story about this pattern, my mom found the pattern first, and for some reason she read the name super-quick and thought it was called “beth-oos-a-la” and it stuck, so I will forever know this pattern as the ‘bethoosala’.

To take full advantage of the style lines of this sweater I used a quilted fabric for the body and stretch lace for the sleeves.

I LOVE the combo of quilted and lace! I think it adds so much dimension to this pattern, and really highlights the pattern lines!

This back has to be my favourite part, the way the sleeves wrap around, and having the lace across the back.

This was a team effort, with mom sewing up the body and me finishing it with fold over elastic on all the edges! Thanks mom 🙂

 

I will admit, that it was a tad bit colder than I thought it would be at the beach (behind the smile my teeth were chattering and I was hugging Gibby for warmth!) No- it wasn’t really that bad, but I did keep moving!

Another super cool thing about this shirt is that.. I have all the materials available for it in my shop!! So you can make one just like it for yourself 🙂

My new mini quilt along with some of my Miriam stretch lace and you are all set!!

Have you been doing any sewing this May? Have you found any gaps in your me-made wardrobe yet? This has definitely filled a gap in mine, I think I’ll be living in this until summer!

Let me know in the comments 🙂

xo

erin

13 Comments

  1. ilna

    Wow, beautiful! I love the quilt and lace. I also need a black top, but more wintry than yours. I started May off with making an Aztec printed navy and white top (modified on a roll t-shirt from Sew so easy). Good luck with the rest of your sewing.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Ilna! Your t-shirt sounds amazing! I love aztec prints!! 🙂

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! I used fold-over elastic for the neckline 🙂

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  2. amy mayen

    I SWEAR TO YOU: it's not just your mom. I always called it Bethoosela in my head too. I only read the name once, and it just always was after that. I've been wanting to try it forever though, your version looks fab.

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    • EmeraldErin

      LOL that is so funny! I thought it was just me and mom! 🙂

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  3. Abigail Doyle

    This is amazing Erin! Love how the two textures just look perfect together.

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  4. Sofía

    I love it!! The fabric combination is just perfect!! The lace is so pretty, and the contrast between it and the heavier quilted fabric looks so trendy! Also, the back is my favourite part too, so spectacular 😉

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia!! It turned out exactly how I wanted! 🙂 I'm pretty smitten!

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  5. EmeraldErin

    Thanks Diana! 🙂 It is nice to have a break to sew something different!

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