This was my pledge:
I elected to make the new Bettine dress by Tilly and the Buttons in a black and white gingham that I bought from Goldhawk Road in 2013 (I know this because I blogged about its purchase!!).
Onto the dress. Unless you have been off-grid from social media I am sure you know the latest lovely release from T&tB. The Bettine is an elegant and funky elastic-waisted dress with kimono sleeves and the option for pockets (got to love a pocket!).
|I referred to the power of Instagram to help select whether I should do bias or straight-grain pockets. Bias won!|
|I cut out bias sleeve cuffs to link with the pocket detailing.|
|Just after sewing the skirt side seams my beloved Bernina broke! The On/Off switch just snapped inside (along with my heart).|
|Hand-picked hem due to broken Bernina!|
For my next Bettine I will need to add length to both the bodice and skirt in addition to altering the hip curve to be less pronounced.