Tilly And The Buttons - Bettine Dress

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Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, kimono sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in and flattering tulip skirt. The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it's simple to sew, with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves - yay! More experienced? Try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a speedy, 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.

Sizes: 6-20 UK

Bettine works in many fabrics. Use light to medium weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose, cotton voile, lawn or chambray. If you're a confident stitcher, try a delicate crêpe or georgette.

Materials required:
Fabric - 2m x 1.5m wide OR 3m x 1.15m wide
Elastic - waist measurement in 1/2 in
Interfacing - 0.3m fusible interfacing in similar weight to chosen fabric
Buttons - optional 2 x 1.5-2cm diameter for cuff tabs

See images for sizes and measurements.