It is here! The pattern that started it all. I am thrilled that the Beck t-shirt is finally ready to meet you all. Beck is a very basic and versatile pattern. It is there to be a workhorse and play nicely with the rest of your wardrobe. Beck has two different necklines – a crewneck and a v-neck, two sleeve lengths – a short sleeve and a long sleeve (hemmed and with a cuff!), and three hem options – straight, hi-low, and shirt-tail. There is also an option for an oversized chest pocket. This pattern provides for so many opportunities to create something you will love. What’s even more exciting to me, is that Beck comes in a nursing view as well!
I love the nursing view of this t-shirt so much. I love how the cropped top layer is floating above the longer bottom layer, providing for easy nursing access. The bottom layer has deep armholes, making nursing a breeze. I have lived in early versions of this pattern while I was nursing Zoe. It was everything that I wanted to still feel put together.
Now that I am through with nursing Zoe, Beck t-shirt has been my go-to t-shirt. Partially because I have made so many while trying to get to the fit I really wanted so various versions of Beck are spilling out of my closet, but still. By the way, the fabric I used for the Beck above, the Striped-Apart cotton knit by AGF, is absolutely the softest cotton knit I have ever sewn with. At 175 gsm it is a perfect weight and is not heavy as most cotton knits are, yet it is not so lightweight that it feels flimsy. It also is unbelievably buttery and feels luxurious on your skin… I never want to take it off! It definitely is a splurge at $25CAD per meter, but it is so worth it. I have never been so in love with fabric before and I am dreaming about buying it in more colorways one day.
I was thinking of writing about what version of Beck is my favorite but I can’t pick one. Last summer I had about seven or eight short-sleeved Becks with v-neck, pocket, and shirt-tail options. I was really digging that style! In winter, I made many crew neck and long sleeve versions to wear on cold days. Including one made out of merino wool that I wore as an underlayer when I took Misha on walks during the cold Alberta winter.
These days I am really into simple crew neck versions of Beck with straight hem. It is all I want to make and wear. They are so basic, and go with everything and make a perfect canvas for adding accessories or keeping it simple.
A note on sizing
Beck comes in US 0-20 for now. It is a dream, and a goal, of mine to offer all my patterns in more inclusive sizing. The reality is that more inclusive sizing will double my pattern development costs and as a very small business, at this point, I can’t afford it. I am hoping within a year I can slowly revisit all of my patterns and extend sizing. Thank you for your patience! And hey, if you fall outside of size 20, please email me and let me know. I would love to get a feel for demand and start getting a list of people who would be interested in testing the extended pattern range.
One thing I am happy I was able to offer with Beck is cup sizing! Beck comes with front pattern pieces drafted for both B and C cup for a better fit.
The pattern is on sale until May 5, 2021. No code needed.
I am so excited to finally offer the Beck t-shirt pattern! It is my belief that Beck is the pattern that will truly be there for you through all seasons of your life.