A Betty dress with sleeves
If you're a regular on this blog, you know that the Betty dress pattern, from Sew over it, is one of my favourites. I've sewn it a few times, and when I want to make an elegant and chic dress (for a wedding for isntance!), it's usually my go-to pattern. But so far, I always sewed the basic version: V neck in the back, round collar, sleeveless. And for once, I wanted to try something slightly different.
Sew over it had the brilliant idea to launch adds-on for this staple pattern. Thanks to these additions, you can customise key parts of the dress, such as collar and sleeves. And when I saw the very cute sleeve version they added on their blog, I wanted to give it a go! I immediately envisioned a nice liberty fabric, paired with dark tight and a wrap cardigan.
The dress making
The actual sewing of the dress was pretty painless. I particulraly took my time to sew the collar, that I wanted as neat as possible, and I am very glad I did.
I think the sleeves don't fit as well as the collar, but actually, I believe my disappoitnment is more due to the fabric that I chose, rather than the pattern, Indeed, this liberty is gorgeous... but a tad stiff! If you're a keen obersever, you would have noticed that I rarely wear long sleeves - I like short or elbow-lenght sleeves better, so of course, I took this opportunity to shorten the sleeves of the add-on.
In a nutshell, it is a very cute and simple dress that I know I'll wear with great delight over the Spring!