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Draped Betty Dress

Added Dec 24, 2011

by rjhopkins12

Charleston, Sout...






This drapey, Grecian-inspired dress is from a Vintage Vogue pattern. It’s a nice, deep red knit. I was inspired to do this by Casey of Elegant Musings (one of my favorite sewing bloggers!).

I didn’t follow all the instructions (been working in a theater costume department too long— I’ve gotten cocky), so Casey’s dress has a little bias strip around the neckline. I left that out and just folded it over like a facing. I kind of like it better that way though

I made this for a theater opening of a show I worked on.

Material Notes

Red Knit. It was a pain to work with. It kept curling up in the seam allowances— hard to cut. However, the “stretch and sew” technique works great for machine hems. (Thanks, Mom!)




Fall, Summer
Garment Type

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    Dec 27, 2011, 08.52 AMby elishar

    I read Casey but haven’t seen her version— I purchased this pattern because of Adey on Sew Weekly. I just randomly found knit leopaed in my stash that’ll be used for this.

  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Dec 27, 2011, 04.49 AMby smallone

    I purchased this pattern after seeing Casey’s version…maybe I’ll actually make it after seeing you great red version :)

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    Dec 26, 2011, 02.20 AMby leslie

    So pretty! looks like Christmas

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    Dec 25, 2011, 11.50 AMby schnui

    This dress too is beautiful and the red knit really suits the style. Knit can be a pain but this dress was worth the pain.

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    Dec 25, 2011, 03.26 AMby lisbeth-s

    So pretty!! You look very elegant in it, I like the accessories :)

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