TAB Bettine Dress

I have made two of these Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dresses always an indication that I like the pattern!

This is the first one I made- a lightweight fabric from Ditto fabrics Brighton. I buy loads of fabric and always love a bargain but I have noticed recently that many of my favourite makes have been with fabric purchased from thei shop. It’s not cheap, but the fabric quality is fantastic.

There are plenty of reviews out there for this pattern so not much I can add. The  elastic waistband casing is easy to construct and gives a neat finish. I love the neckline. I only made one adjustment – bodice shortened for my short waist.

The pockets are lovely. I like the tulip shaped skirt – but I am aware it’s not liked by everyone. I’m not sure whether a pear shaped figure would find this flattering .

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My second Bettine dress was also made with fabric purchased from Ditto Fabrics. ThIs time a fine needle rod- heavier and less drape than the dress above, but still soft enough to work with the pattern. This is intended as my mid season dress as it’s great with black tights and boots.

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So I would recommend this pattern for a relatively  easy sew  and will probably even make it again – considering trying a jersey fabric on the next version

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