It's no secret that I love the Tilly and the buttons Bettine dress - I made it twice last year but these no longer fit and I wanted to make another for this year. I found this lovely sea bird fabric in the sales and knew it would make a great Bettine dress.
(forgive the wrinklyness - I took this photo while it was hanging up to dry!)
I cut the largest size as I remember when making it last year it does come up small and I wanted a nice loose fitting top. I also added 3 inches to the skirt length.
I had some scraps of dark blue very lightweight denim that I used for the contrast pockets which I think work quite well.
I usually wear a little leather belt with it which looks great but I forgot to put it on when we went out to take the photos!
I had anticipated that there would be lots of cooler rainy days this summer to wear it on but the weather down here has just been amazing so I have only ended up wearing it once! To take these photos and then out for a birthday lunch!
I hope you are enjoying the summer wherever you are!
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