Betty Dress Sewing Pattern

From: £13.50


Make yourself a beautiful 1950’s inspired dress based on the style of Betty Draper!

With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.

The pattern contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.

EXTRA! Make Bettys of all varieties with our Betty Dress Add-on Pack! The pack includes a 3/4 length sleeve plus v-neck and scoop neck variations.

See what other people have been making in the Betty Dress Gallery and on Instagram with the hashtag #soibettydress.

Sewing Level
The Betty Dress is an advanced beginner sewing pattern. We recommend you’ve made a couple of garments before and had a go at inserting an invisible zip.

Need a helping hand with your Betty Dress? Extra help can be found in our step-by-step Betty Dress Sewalong Guides over on our blog!

Or maybe you fancy sewing your Betty Dress along with Lisa? Watch Part 1 and Part 2 on our YouTube channel.

Fabric Suggestions
The Betty Dress works beautifully in a variety of different fabrics, including light to medium weight cotton and cotton lawn, rayon, crepe and even lightweight wools. Because of the nature of the circle skirt, we recommend avoiding any strong one-way directional prints.

Fabric Requirements
The Betty Dress is sized between UK sizes 6-30. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

PDF Version

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • copyshop permission letter

The Betty Dress pattern is either 45 A4/US letter pages long, or 2 A0 copyshop sheets (sizes 6-20), or 50 A4 pages, 52 US letter pages or 3 A0 copyshop sheets (sizes 18-30).

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our Copyshop Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Layered PDF pattern
The Betty Dress PDF pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.

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