Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sewing: The Bateau Neck Top (Pattern & Giveaway)


Well lookie here! I almost can't believe it. Today is the day I am introducing a new pattern. And not just a new pattern, but a new line of patterns! With one for you to win! (See below for giveaway details.)


Please let me introduce you to Wee Muses Sewing Patterns


As you might guess from the name, these patterns are inspired by my own three girls. Few things bring me more joy than sewing beautiful clothing for them! I love European children's clothing, the beautifully illustrated clothing in classic children's books, and all clothing that respects what is beautiful and magical about being a child. I want to create timeless designs with quality-construction for my girls to wear and hand down, and I hope to share these designs with you.


These ideas are not really new for me, but Wee Muses Sewing Patterns offer a new level of quality to go along with them. The first PDF pattern I am introducing today, and all those that follow: 
  • are digitally graded and drafted for the greatest accuracy
  • include markings and guidelines for easy pattern printing and assembly
  • retain the full-color photo tutorials you have seen from me previously, and 
  • are heavily tested by seamstresses of a variety of sewing levels (look for an upcoming post showcasing them!) (UPDATE: See what my testers sewed here) .


Phew! It's been busy. But worth it I hope! I am excited to see what you think. 


The Bateau Neck Top is a pattern I've been working on for some time (you may have seen a few peeks over the last months) and it's a staple I've come to really appreciate. What is more classic than this boat-neck, three-quarter-sleeve top?


I have always loved the simple, enigmatic shape. Sporty yet feminine on girls, strong yet casual on boys. Practically a requirement for the seaside but perfect for school days too. It’s as comfortable as a t-shirt but with a bit more tailoring. The three-quarter sleeves bridge the seasons. What could be better? 



The Bateau Neck Top pattern includes this classic, which is perfect for girls and boys (boys!), and it also includes some fun variations.


With this one pattern you have so many options:
  • Classic Bateau Neck Top
  • Bateau Neck Top with Pockets
  • Ruffled Bateau Neck Top
  • Pleated Bateau Neck Top
  • Button-Back Bateau Neck Top


And then there are the fabrics! This pattern was design for knits of a wide variety, including fleece and boiled wool. And the Button-Back Bateau can also be sewn with woven fabrics. I include Tips for Sewing with Knits in the pattern if knits make you nervous (as they did me when I first sewed with them!). The Classic Bateau Neck Top is a great place to start if you've been thinking about trying knits.


I've had so much fun playing around with these tops. I love them in bold prints like these dots and stripes (ordered from this Etsy shop). And they look entirely different and a bit more dressed up in solid boiled wools. I could sew a whole wardrobe for my girls with this pattern, and just about have! But that doesn't stop me from having another set of variations planned for the next few months for both warm and cool weather.


If you'd like a look back at some of posts about this pattern while it was in the works you can check out the blue wool Bateau Neck Tops, this chevron Button-Back Bateau Neck Top, this yellow fleece version, the ruffled one I made for Tess's Easter ensemble, oh, and this mini-striped Bateau I snuck in with Audrey's quilted skirt.


The Bateau Neck Top pattern includes sizes 18 months to 10 years and is a 43 page PDF including 16 pattern pages for printing. It was tested in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia and is fit to print on letter or A4 paper.


You can find The Bateau Neck Top pattern and subsequent releases here in my new Wee Muses Etsy shop.

And what about my Aesthetic Nest Etsy Shop? It's still here and I'll continue to offer printables, knit and crochet patterns (and who knows what else) as I develop them for my home and family. I will also continue offering Aesthetic Nest sewing patterns, but plan to retire many of them and offer them new and improved through Wee Muses. We'll see how quickly that goes!


If you have any questions please let me know. In the meantime we'll be celebrating (one big hurdle cleared and, happily, more to go) and giving away The Bateau Neck Top pattern to two readers!


Please click through for the details and to enter the giveaway.



I'll giveaway a copy of The Bateau Neck Top PDF pattern to two randomly selected readers who enter here through July 31st.

Good luck!

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68 comments:

Erin said...

I love the ruffled neck option and would have to make it for both of my little girls.
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

georgia said...

Wow such a beautiful pattern I look forward to trying it out for my two gorgeous girls!

georgia said...

Oh whoops I would love to try the basic design first then maybe the pleated version

Amy said...

Such a cute top! What a sweet and simple style for little girls, one that can be paired with almost any outfit. I purchased your Summer Set pattern last year and made my daughter's Christmas dress with it and your directions in your pattern are so simple to follow, even if there's a sewing technique that is new.

Erica S said...

I would make the pleated top for one of my girls, the ruffled top for my girly girl, and with a pocket for the short one! Beautiful pattern! I have been excited for its release.

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Mayve said...

I've always loved this style of top, and have been looking for a pattern so that I could make a few for my daughter. I think I like the pocket version the best, but I would love to try them all. :)

Elizabeth Matly said...

Love this! I would make the classic and the 2 pocket version first, then probably try the one with the back closure. Your kiddos are so cute and this is a great pattern! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I would make all of them. I really like the one with the ruffled top.

Kristie said...

I love the bateau neck pattern and all the variations you show. There's so much potential in one pattern. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kristie said...

Well, I always comment before seeing the prompt. I'd make the pleated version first. I think it would also make a great A line dress if lengthened. Perfect for school. Thanks!

Lizzy said...

You are so very talented! I love the thought, detail, and creativity that went into the pattern.

Nooly said...

so beautiful!
I wanted to buy the pattern, but you dont take paypal... bummer...
hope i win....

Sarah Kubinski said...

I love the ruffled version. But honestly, the basic version is so lovely, I think that would be a staple!

Marlena said...

They look great. I wanted to test for you, please keep me in mind for future patterns. I like this one very much. Looks very professional.

Leah said...

So cute love boat neck shirts. So wish I could have been a tester on this one. Maybe on a future project. Thanks
leah.broadstreet@gmail.com

laura said...

This would be great for our house! We have 2 boys & a girl so I like patterns I can use for everyone! Good work as always!

Julie said...

I love this pattern! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

Anneliese said...

@Nooly: Yikes! Thanks for letting me know...I hadn't checked the PayPal button. Fixed now.

Sra. E. said...

I love this pattern, thank you very much for the chance to win a pattern.

Heidi said...

I would make the Classic Bateau Neck Top.

Jacki B said...

I would love to make the Classic Bateau Neck Top for my three God-daughters. These are fantastic!

chrisk said...

this is such a great pattern I'll have to do the basic and a ruffled rright away for my grand niece she look adorable in it

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. Would like to make this for my grand kids. Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan M. said...

I think I'd try the Classic one first. Thanks so much for the opportunity and by the way, does the pattern include an ice cream cone?!

Mel said...

I adore boat neck tees.... this is such a super simple pattern, too! with the options! I'd make a simple one... then I think I'd play with it... thinking boat neck a-line dress?

Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

I love the ruffled neck! Gorgeous. But I see myself sewing up the basic version over and over.

Jenny said...

These are so lovely! The ruffles, ack! I'm scared of knits, but they are on my "to-tackle" list, and this just might be the pattern to do it with.

I also must say, I have such a soft spot for your little Tess. The picture of her in the ruffled floral chemise looks SO MUCH like my daughter (my husband actually thought it was our daughter once!), that seeing pics of Tess makes me wonder imagine my Ruby will be that lovely when she's that age. =)

Anonymous said...

Love the pattern, especially with the ruffles

Liza Kirschner said...

So adorable!

Mary Jo said...

I would make the "classic" style. Really great pattern!!

Amanda said...

I LOVE the ruffled top version, but what a fantastic versatile pattern! I'd love to add it to my ever growing pattern collection!

kristin said...

Omigosh I love a bateau neck top. I'd make a basic one for my son and maybe turn one into a dress for my little gal? Way cute. Congrats on the pattern release!

Erin said...

I'd make a boiled-wool ruffled-top version--it's fall-ish weather here today so I'm thinking cooler thoughts! And a pocketed one for my guy.

Lana said...

I like the top with ruffles. So pretty. Hope I win a pattern!!

DKB said...

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to test this pattern. It really is lovely!

Liz said...

Wow! Congrats on the "Wee Muses"! This top would be a great fall staple.

MinnesotaMary said...

I love the name for your pattern line and am so excited to see you create a pattern for this top! I've loved seeing it in your previous posts!

MinnesotaMary said...

I would love to make the little ruffled neck for my daughter and a regular top for my son!

Anonymous said...

I have loved so many of your sewing adventures and I'm so glad that I'm going to be able to buy them now! Blessing to you on this new adventure! I can't imagine that they are not going to be a total hit! Susannah Amezquita

Linda said...

I would love to make the ruffled neck version, it is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Would love a push into sewing with knits!

mjb said...

I would make the classic top:)

OnceUpona Sew said...

How Sweet! I would make the ruffled neck version.

Deb said...

I really like knit fabric but sometimes struggle with it. This top look like a perfect way to improve my technique. I'd probably start with the simple design and make the others as I get better.

Magda E. said...

this should be a great oportunity to face my fear of knits!

Becky A said...

A smple boat neck is my favourite t shirt shape all year round, would love to make one of my own!

Reb Thack said...

I'd definitely make the ruffle neck for my daughter and the basic for my son!

Colleen said...

I would make the one with the ruffled neck. I have twin granddaughters and they would look adorable in them. You are a gifted sewer and designer and your daughters are adorable.

Becky said...

What a beautiful pattern. I would probably go for the simple neckline, but I like the pleated one as well. Thanks.

Lisa Crockett said...

Anneliese -- congratulations on your new pattern line. The top is very, very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I would make the sweet ruffle neck. Its too cute!

Taleah Hinman said...

I would try the button-back and ruffled versions at first, then them all!

Sophia Moore-Smith said...

The ruffled neck is so cute!

Debby said...

new to making kids clothes so would try the basic first, so pretty

Bekah said...

What great versatility in this pattern. I love that I could use it for my boys and my girls. Congrats on the new business!

Janice said...

Love this pattern!

Jackie said...

I would make the plain version for my granddaughters!

Kathy said...

I love the ruffle neck option! My little girl would love this

Eleanor said...

I like the classic version, and I think it would make an adorable dress,too!

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Eryn said...

I LOVE the version with the buttons! How adorable!

The Carnahan Family said...

Thank you so much for being so talented! I would love to use this pattern for some fall shirts for my girlies!! Thank you!

CateyG said...

Congratulations on your new pattern venture! The bateau top looks great!

Meghan said...

I would make the classic version first. It's so chic.

dianne anderson said...

I love the classic version for my granddaughter.

Sharon said...

Cute pattern, and suggestions for working with knits! Your things are always adorable! Thanks!

Sylene Kairo said...

Love the fabric and the chocolatey faces.

rosejulia1 said...

Wow just beautiful, and winning the pattern would be great too lol....hugs, rose

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