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