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.
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.
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.
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.