I got 2 meters of cotton poplin fabric for 5,5 euros per meter from a fabric shop in Athens. I chose to create an opening at the front like I did to my Moneta dress and I put snaps for the closure. The snaps I used are by Prym’s Love collection from raftadiko for 2,90 euros per pack, in navy blue. Finally, I lined the skirt of the dress using a viscose lining fabric in navy blue which I had in my stash.
Although Bettine was easy and quick to make, I manage to sew the sleeve placket on the direction of my arm pit! Ha ha! I don’t know why I made this kind of mistake. so I unpicked it and sew it again.
|Button up front, added by me. I used snaps for the opening.|
|I lined the skirt of my Bettine and it feels better against the skin.|
Easy project, perfect for summer! Go ahead and make one or two!
Sewing pattern: Bettine dress by Tilly and The Buttons
Fabric: Cotton poplin (main fabric), Viscose lining fabric for the lining
Notions: 8 snaps from Prym’s love collection (raftadiko)
Alterations:I created an opening at the front (easy breastfeeding access) and I lined the skirt of the dress
Total cost: ~13,50 euros (cost of the pattern is 14.80 euros)
Make another one: Yes, yes, yes! I would lalalove to make another Bettine!