Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Bettine Top and Skirt


I'm pretty sure that at least 99% or those reading this will have been watching the lovely versions of Tilly's latest patterns appear on Instagram and Pinterest. If not, have a quick sneaky peak. I pretty much spent two weeks incessantly following the #sewingbettine hashtag. Then when I read the description of the Bettine dress as easy and "throw over your head", I was sold.

I found some very cheap teal fabric in a charity shop in St Andrews, checked my measurements and double checked my measurements and cut a size 3. Sewing-based disaster. On trying it on, it was far from "throw it over your head". I wiggled my way in but it was just too small. Boo! This is why, ladies, people make toiles. I did read up a bit about doing bust adjustments etc but to be honest once I'd sewn the skirt panels together, I realised there was no way I was going to be throwing them over my head either.

I did read up a bit about doing bust adjustments etc but to be honest once I'd sewn the skirt panels together, I realised there was no way I was going to be throwing them over my head either. I've ended up passing the top half onto my wee sis and I've turned the bottom half into a rather beautiful but bum-skimming pencil skirt.
I'm actually kind of pleased with the outcome and looking forward to my next Bettine adventure soon, but if you have any idea of what I did wrong please let me know!


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