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Betty Skirt + Toronto Tee + Knotted Headband – Rebecca Page

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

More Inspiration

Please visit all the stops on the Rebecca Page Sew Free for Summer Blog Tour for more great inspiration:

Prizes

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!

xxx
Livia

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34 Comments

  1. Kamilla says:

    Love your outfit! It’s pretty and cool at the same time 🙂

  2. florence taylor says:

    this is the most perfect look ever and especially for summer. I love love love it

  3. Lim Hwee Ke says:

    I love this!!

  4. Oh this is so gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love this! ❤️ I haven’t tried the Betty skirt yet but I have the pattern. Toronto T is on my cutting mat today ?

  6. Katherine Ryan says:

    That fabric is so fun. I love it!

  7. Kris says:

    That’s so cute! I love it!

  8. Carolyn says:

    Love the look!

  9. Jennifer J Gomez says:

    I’m loving this outfit! I was just thinking about how a headband would work for me and I think I’ll give it a shot

  10. Jenni says:

    Great job! I love that you thought to add the headband!!

  11. Rachel McKinley says:

    Beautiful!

  12. Julie says:

    I gave long wondered about that style of skirt, but decided that my shape just won’t work, but having seen it on you I suddenly realised I have granddaughters with nice shapely figures, like you. Teamed with the tee it looks so good.

  13. Jennifer says:

    This is awesome, and that headband is ?

  14. Els Rombaut says:

    I made the Toronto with the Stevie today, but now I’ll need to make the Betty as well 🙂 However, 3-5 m! I will be forced (forced, yes) to go buy new fabric. Thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Kim K says:

    What a great combination for a lovely look!

  16. Susan Tuttle says:

    Omg I absolutely love this whole look!! So gorgeous!!

  17. Tig says:

    Made a couple of the tees already and love the look of the Betty skirt with it.

  18. Holly Walker says:

    Love the skirt

  19. Sarah Brighton says:

    Such a pretty outfit, love the colours too!

  20. Teckla says:

    Very cute; the headband is such a nice touch! Have the Toronto Tee pattern ready to cut; just need to decide on fabric. Have also wondered about the Betty; I have the pattern, but was hesitant about making it even tho I like full, flowy skirts. I think you’ve given me the push I need.

  21. Corrie-Lyn says:

    Oh I love the skirt it looks so freeing. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Monica Gilbert says:

    That’s a fantastic outfit. Such a great combination of modern and vintage.

  23. Keri says:

    I’m intimidated by zippers but this is super cute!

  24. Laureen Anderson says:

    I love that skirt!

  25. Helen says:

    That’s really a cute look for you!

  26. SSeem sing says:

    Liking the fabric combo!

  27. Sheila Hlushak says:

    I have made the Toronto Tee now I must make the skirt too, I love the style. Great work.

  28. Samantha says:

    Oh I love love love this, adult headband is amazing and Is such a great summery casual look. plus a bonus of using scraps ?

  29. Kay says:

    Love your look!

  30. This outfit is amazing! I might need a Toronto with a fold over neck now too… and I even have some cupro in my stash!

  31. Claire Michelle says:

    Definitely need this skirt, in all the colours/patterns. Would wear this whole outfit 100%, LOVE

  32. Tanya Guthrie says:

    These look great together! Sometimes mistakes or in this case misplacing and not going to get a new one just add to it!

  33. Anniek says:

    Love the outfit! The fabric of the skirt is amazing. Love the design on the fabric.

  34. Great outfit!

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