I made another Betty dress!
I made another Betty dress a really long time ago!
I’ve made some other things too and haven’t blogged about them either…so here goes with my first catching up post in a while 🙂
I’d had this fabric since early 2014 and pre-washed it as soon as I got it which is unusual for me (yes, I’m a wash-only-as-required sewist) so that shows how keen I was to sew it up. I just needed a pattern that would suit the large scale print.
Hot on the heels of my last Betty dress I needed another one asap and realised it would be perfect for this fabric. Kat also wanted a Betty dress so we collaborated for a new Twinsie make and for October’s Monthly Stitch challenge, “The Final Frontier”…yes, that’s how long ago I made this dress…
We were a little bit slow getting our photos done and posts written so we too these photos for post during December’s TMS Amnesty Month instead…oops! 😮
There isn’t a lot more to say about this make.
- As I mentioned in my last Betty post I lengthened the bodice by 2cm which was perfect and I was more careful trimming my hem this time around!
- I also had to piece the corners again due to the narrow width. The pattern is less abstract than the camera print so I decided to match the raccoons. This meant I had to be a bit more careful laying out so that I would have the right raccoon parts available to join on.
- I deliberately placed the raccoons off center on the bodice front to avoid any Racoon Boobies.
If you are wondering how racoons relate to “The Final Frontier” challenge theme, the fabric colour is called “sky”…I know it’s a stretch but I make the rules and I’m an admin/editor so… 😉
We took these photos at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park here in Wellington, among the sandstone columns of the Australian Memorial and in front of the carillon tower. The park underwent a major redevelopment in time for Anzac Day 2015 and the centenary of New Zealand’s participation in the First World War.
The carillon tower was built in 1932 and a large portion of the redevelopment work went into the sinking of Buckle Street so that we could have this fantastic public space in front of it.
Also there are poppies which was a nice surprise.
Pattern – Sew Over It Betty dress, size 14.
- Removed fullness from the skirt to match Colette Hawthorne as per previous version.
- Lengthened bodice 2cm.
Fabrics – Tula Pink Acacia Racoons in Sky, USD$30.00/yd, purchased March 2014