Bettine | Tilly and The Buttons
The perfect pattern for beginners!
Also available as a kit here.
Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. No zippers involved!
It has a loose fitting bodice with scoop neckline, kimono sleeves with turn-up cuffs, an elasticated waistline and a flattering tulip skirt.
The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it's simple to sew, with no darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves.
More experienced? Why not try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a fast and satisfying project.
Comfortable and gorgeous, this is a dress you’ll want to wear every day. Throw it on with sandals for Summer picnics; dress it up with a necklace for the office or evenings out; or layer it over long sleeves and woolly tights in the colder months.
Bettine includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
SKILL LEVEL - Beginners
BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help sewing Bettine from the Tilly and The Buttons blog.
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), chambray, cotton voile, double gauze, or crepe. Or read Tilly's tips on how to make Bettine in jersey!
- Fabric – 2m (2 ¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 3m (3 ¼ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
- Matching thread
- Your waist measurement in 9-12mm (1/2in) wide elastic
- 0.3m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
- Optional: 2 x 1.5-2cm (5/8-3/4in) buttons for cuff tabs
- Medium-large safety pin
- Sewing machine and basic tools