Bettine Dress in jersey

A review of Bettine Dress

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Reviewed by HalesMooreSewing on 13th June, 2019

I made the jersey version, which the pattern booklet mentions and directs you to Tilly’s website to get the measurements for the neckband. I think making it in jersey was an idea after the initial pattern was printed as there aren’t any details in the paper pattern about what to do, so you do need to refer to her website. I left off the tabs and sleeve cuffs to reduce bulk at the arm when wearing it under a jacket or cardigan etc. It also makes it quicker to sew and I also hemmed the sleeves before sewing the side seams. I didn’t really follow much of the instructions with this as I also folded the elastic casing upwards, rather than downwards as the pattern suggests, as I feel it reduces the puffiness around the waist (personal preference). I have made this before in a woven fabric, but I much prefer it in jersey. I shortened the bodice by 1″ and added 2″ to the length of the skirt. Other details can be found on my Youtube video at Hales Moore Sewing