Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, grown-on sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in and 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.
The Bettine Dress is a PDF pattern only. This pattern is not available as a printed pattern.
MODEL SIZES - Harriet (indigo denim dress) wears a size 6 (UK 16) graded to a 5 at the hips (UK 14) Emily (black dotty dress) wears size 7 (UK 18) at the bust graded to size 6 (UK 16) at the hips and Kamay (red and light denim dress) wears size 2 (UK 8)
Size range: UK 6-20 / US 2-16 / EUR 34-48 / AUS 6-20
1 UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34 / AUS 6
2 UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36 / AUS 8
3 UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38 / AUS 10
4 UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40 / AUS 12
5 UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42 / AUS 14
6 UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44 / AUS 16
7 UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46 / AUS 18
8 UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48 / AUS 20
Check the sewing pattern size range before buying.
Fabric (see below)
Your waist measurement in 9-12mm (.in) wide elastic
0.3m (1/2 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
Optional: 2 x 1.5-2cm (5/8 – 3/4 in) buttons for cuff tabs
Medium-large safety pin
Sewing machine and basic tools
Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), cotton voile, lawn or chambray. If you’re a confident stitcher, try a delicate crêpe or georgette.
150CM (60IN) WIDE
all sizes – 2m (2 1/4yd)
115CM (45IN) WIDE
all sizes – 3m (3 1/4yd)
PDF Pattern Only
You will receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download the PDF files. Find out more about digital pattern delivery.
Print at at home on either A4 or US Letter paper, or use the A0 copyshop files for professional printing.
You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale (free to download).