The pink Betty dress!
The last thing I made in the month of May was this Betty dress. I wore it on mothers day (Swedish mothers day May 31). A lovely way of finishing off this month. This is my third Betty dress and I really love this pattern. It's becoming a TNT for me for sure. I'm so pleased we finally have some warmth in Sweden so I can start wearing all my me made dresses and skirts!
Pattern: Betty dress from Sew over it
Pattern alterations: Read about all the alterations I have made to this bodice pattern here.
Fabric: I used a vintage sheet as fabric for this dress.
Cardigan: I wore this Lisa Comfort cardigan in red and I love the combo :)
Photographer: My boyfriend.
Photo Location: My parents wonderful garden when we visited them for mother's day.
I really like this vintage sheet - the big pink flowers and the softness of the fabric. I did some changes to the pattern as you might be able to tell. The bodice is fully lined instead of the all in one facing the pattern has. The fabric was a little bit too thin so I cut 2 bodices. One in the pink outer fabric and one of a solid white cotton fabric (aslo an old sheet). I sewed the bodices separately except center back seam and then sewed them right sides together and turned. I like the result!
I added a big and long gathered skirt instead of the circle skirt that comes with the pattern. I wanted a lot of fullness. The skirt is basically a very long rectangle piece. Actually 4 pieces because the fabric didn't have enough width. The skirt has a center front seam but you can't really tell and it doesn't bother me at all. I made the skirt 73 cm long. I also added an exposed zipper in the back since I didn't have any invisible zippers on hand.
I still have a little bit of gaping at the back and the armhole is a little bit tight at the front so I might do a few tweaks before I make my next version. I will for sure make more Betty dresses :D
It's a great pattern to use for your cotton fabrics. I have loads of old vintage sheets and other cotton fabrics that are waiting to be made in to clothes. This is my top pick of pattern to use for that! :)
Have you tried the Betty pattern? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!
Have a wonderful day everyone and I will talk to you soon <3
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