Let me introduce you to my Betty Dress from Sew Over it. I’m loving that Lisa is making her classes patterns available to all since not always possible to attend classes or some of us would prefer to make them at home.
Betty is a intermediate dress, with a fitted bodice and full skirt: swishsy. You can get the pattern here.
I sewn with a very light weight cotton and the drape is beautiful. The print is very delicate and didn’t shown well on the pictures.
Views of the pattern:Cutting layouts were clear and easy to follow. The information regarding sizing and fit was adequate. I based mined on flat pattern measurement and checked against the sizing chart. Great! For your reference: size 12 UK (with fitting modifications)
The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I followed most of it based on the illustrations and the dress finishes quite neatly. Next one I would finish the facings with contrasting bias. I just want the inside of my clothes to be prettier and prettier.
Only thing it’s missing: Betty is crying for side pockets.
Personal fit modifications: Removed 1 cm from bodice centre front from size 12, move that 1 cm to the side seams. Lengthen the pattern, dropping the darts. Front /back bodice were dropped by 3 cm and the dress finish on my high waist.Removed 1,5cm from centre back- but didn’t add that extra on the side seam.
The pattern is delightfully easy to sew and to wear.
To celebrate the launch of the Betty Pattern I have one to give it away. For a chance of winning, tell me what fabric would you use to make the Betty! Sell me your vision. Open internationally to all my readers. Pls make sure you can be contacted. Giveaway closes Friday19 April at 8 PM UK Time (GMT) Twit @houseOFpinheiro for extra entry