A review of Bettine Dress


Reviewed by michellesews on 27th April, 2016

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: