My third Bettine dress has flown into the wardrobe this week.
I have made both a cotton one of theses with all the trimmings - pockets, sleeve tabs and facings - and a simpler jersey one. I much prefer wearing the jersey one. I hardly wore the cotton one, it felt a bit restricting so I decided to recycle the cotton dress and make another jersey one.
The fabric is from Sherwood fabrics which I bought last year. A great quality viscose jersey but thick enough for a dress with a good drape. I used the neck binding technique (as outlined on my left side bar)to finish the neck edge - a winner every time.
Bloke bought me the propelling chalk pencil for Christmas which is totally brilliant and comes with a range of different coloured chalks. It is the best dressmaking chalk I have used because it does not drag the fabric;it marks it. He bought it from Amazon but I don't have a link because I don't want to know how much they cost!
This is the perfect dress for all season work wear. In the Winter with tights, shoes and a cardigan and then on its own in the Spring. Black is not a colour I wear in the Summer but my other one will be out in force by then.
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