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Bettine | Tilly and The Buttons
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  • $26.00



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

SUPPLIES

  • 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

      Customer Reviews

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      K.
      Fabric and pattern

      As always, fabulous service and WONDERFUL fabric! I was so excited that I got to sew up my sweat almost straight away rather than just adding to my stash! I hope its not too long til I can make myself some pj's!

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      J.
      Dress pattern

      As always happy with the product. As per usual, friendly service. It is a pleasure to shop at MaaiDesign.

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      j.
      amazing quality fabric; fast and friendly customer service!

      package arrived very quickly and the fabric i got was super soft and lovely - the only small (or big depending on how you see it!) is the colour for the off beetle green is a lot brighter in real life, at least to me, maybe it's my monitor it's a little bit kermit the frog! so will need to change the pattern i was going to use to something with a lower neckline, so the colour isn't too close to the face as i have a feeling the fabric is such high quality it probably won't fade with washing!