MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
Sew your own maternity clothing - Mama Bettine by Tilly and the Buttons
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS
MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS

MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS

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This easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress will make you feel stylish and comfortable throughout your pregnancy. The button front version is also perfect for breastfeeding once baby has arrived.

Simple to sew, Bettine has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, grown-on sleeves, turn-up cuffs, optional cuff tabs and knee-length skirt. The narrow elasticated empire waist channel sits above the bump, and can be defined further with the optional waist tie. Make it in woven fabric with a neckline facing, or make the plain version in stretchy jersey with a neckband for ultimate comfort.

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The maternity and nursing Bettine Dress is a PDF pattern only.  This pattern is not available as a printed pattern.

SKILL LEVEL Beginners

MODEL SIZE - Tilly wears size 3 (UK 10) at the bust graded to size 4 (UK 12) at the hips

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), chambray, cotton voile, double gauze, or crepe. Or make the plain bodice version in lightweight drapey jersey with any amount of stretch.

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric – SIZES 1-3: 1.8m (2 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric or 115cm (45in) wide fabric
    SIZES 4-8: 1.8m (2 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide fabric OR 2.8m (3 1/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide fabric
  • Matching thread
  • Your waist measurement in 6-9mm (1/4-3/8in) wide elastic
  • For versions in woven fabrics (not jersey): 0.3m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • For button front version: 5 x 10-12mm (3/8-1/2in) buttons
  • For optional cuff tabs: 2 x 10-15mm (3/8-5/8in) buttons
  • Medium size safety pin
  • Sewing machine and basic tools

SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 81cm (32in) 86.5cm (34in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 86.5cm (34in) 91.5cm (36in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 91.5cm (36in) 96.50cm (38in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 96.5cm (38in) 101.5cm (40in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 101.5cm (40in) 106.5cm (42in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 106.5cm (42in) 112cm (44in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 112cm (44in) 117cm (46in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 117cm (46in) 122cm (48in)

 

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WOMEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

UK 6-24 or UK 6-20 size range

PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing

UK 16-34 size range

PATTERN SIZE HIGH BUST BUST
WAIST
HIP
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 96.5cm (38in) 106.5cm (42in) 89cm (35in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 101.5cm (40in) 112cm (44in) 94cm (37in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 106.5cm (42in) 117cm (46in) 99cm (39in) 119.5cm (47in)
9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 112cm (44in) 122cm (48in) 104cm (41in) 124.5cm (49in)
10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 117cm (46in) 127cm (50in) 109cm (43in) 129.5cm (51in)
11 (UK 26 / US 22 / EUR 54) 122cm (48in) 132cm (52in) 114cm (45in) 134.5cm (53in)
12 (UK 28 / US 24 / EUR 56) 127cm (50in) 137cm (54in) 119.5cm (47in) 139.5cm (55in)
13 (UK 30 / US 26 / EUR 58) 132cm (52in) 142cm (56in) 124.5cm (49in) 144.5cm (57in)
14 (UK 32 / US 28 / EUR 60) 137cm (54in) 147cm (58in) 129.5cm (51in) 150cm (59in)
15 (UK 34 / US 30 / EUR 62) 142cm (56in) 152.5cm (60in) 134.5cm (53in) 155cm (61in)

*Check the product listing to see which size range is available in the pattern you are choosing. 

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MATERNITY PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

PATTERN SIZE BUST HIP
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 81cm (32in) 86.5cm (34in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 86.5cm (34in) 91.5cm (36in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 91.5cm (36in) 96.50cm (38in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 96.5cm (38in) 101.5cm (40in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 101.5cm (40in) 106.5cm (42in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 106.5cm (42in) 112cm (44in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 112cm (44in) 117cm (46in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 117cm (46in) 122cm (48in)


MEN'S PATTERN SIZES (Body measurements)

Size

Waist

28

71cm (28in)

30

76cm (30in)

32

81cm (32in)

34

86.5cm (34in)

36

91.5cm (36in)

38

96.5cm (38in)

40

101.5cm (40in)

42

106.5cm (42in)

44

111.5cm (44in)

46

116.5cm (46in)

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