Sister Mintaka presents the Bettine sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons.
The Bettine dress features a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, grown on sleeves, turn up cuffs, elasticated waistline and tulip skirt. Simple to sew with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves, the plain skirt version is a perfect first dress project for beginners. More experienced? Try the pocket version and optional cuff tabs. A comfortable wearable dress you’ll want to throw on everyday!
Materials and Supplies
Main Fabric: Light to medium weight drapey fabric, such as viscose (rayon), cotton voile, lawn or chambray. If you’re a confident stitcher, try a delicate crepe or georgette.
Supplies: Universal Needle, thread, 9-12 mm wide elastic, 0.3m of iron on interfacing, 2 x 1.5-2cm buttons for cuffs (optional)