I really loved sewing the Beatrix Top, so I decided to make another one. I figured I should jump on the flannel bandwagon and make my new shirt out of two different flannel plaid materials.
Rae designed this top with a couple different variations. I used a different one than the first Beatrix top I made. This one has contrasting fabric for the button placket, and a different hem that uses the same contrasting fabric. I added little cuffs on the short sleeves to tie it all together (and because I saw a top like this at Banana Republic).
I thought about doing the longer sleeves, but I figured that might get too hot. When I’m teaching, I tend to get pretty hot, so short sleeves are helpful. I love this shirt for teaching because it has the higher neckline, and it’s nice and long.
For the buttons, I used bright pink snaps. I love using snaps on clothing because they are so much easier to get right. And they are just plain easier to use and install than button holes.