I just received Kimberly Kight, Lucky Strikes Dime Store, from Cotton and Steel in Navy from the Fabric Worm. Thank you Fabric Worm for this gorgeous fabric!! It is a beautiful navy cotton with little tan, coral and pink polka dots all over it. I made a Bettine Dress from Tilly and the Buttons. This was the first time I used a Tilly and Buttons pattern. I love how crystal clear all of the instructions are. If you are new to sewing this would be a great first dress to make. It does not have any zippers or difficult notions to install.I am constantly looking for dresses I can make and wear to work. One requirement is pockets!!! I love the pockets on the Bettine Dress because they are so large and deep!! It is extremely comfy to wear and move around in. I love to look professional but I want to feel comfortable at the same time. This dress hits on all the requirements for a wonderful work dress.
I think I will be able to extend the wear of this Bettine Dress through fall. I plan to wear my boots, tights and even a cute cardigan. The only adjustment I made was to the tulip skirt, it was a little too wide. The bodice was perfect!
Pattern: Tilly and Buttons, Bettine Dress
Fabric: Kimberly Kight, Lucky Strikes Dime Store, from Cotton and Steel