MATERNITY + NURSING BETTINE DRESS – DIGITAL
STYLE THAT BUMP!
Make your own maternity and nursing dresses with this easy-to-use sewing pattern.
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, kimono 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.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Bettine includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.
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DIGITAL PDF PATTERN - This pattern is available in digital format only. You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper. Please read the information about digital pattern delivery before downloading. You will need Adobe Reader to print the pattern to the correct scale - you can download Adobe Reader for free.
SKILL LEVEL - Beginners
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.
- 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)
|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)|
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.
|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)|
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