A review of Bettine Dress
Bettine – as a top!
I used the Bettine bodice, cuffs and tabs to make a top rather than a dress, and I love how it turned out 🙂
Sizing: I used a size 3 which was the size suggested for my measurements, and didn’t have to make any fitting alterations.
Fabric: A textured floral silk.
Alterations: I just ignored the skirt pieces and lengthened the bodice pattern pieces and drew out a slightly curved hem when tracing my pieces.
Instructions/Difficulty: The instructions were really clear and easy to follow. I think Tilly’s instructions generally are, and I like her style of writing! I can’t comment on any of the skirt instructions as I only followed the bits needed to create the top. The only difficulty I had was in controlling my silk!
How it turned out: I think this is a great pattern for an easy woven t-shirt/top, which would probably look great in a range of different fabrics.
Would I recommend it: Definitely. No sleeves to set in, no fastenings, and even with the optional sleeve tabs it was a quick and easy project.
For my full review and more pics/details, please see my blog post: https://overonkingsdrive.com/2016/04/26/tilly-bettine-top/