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Once Upon A Time

Added Jun 29, 2012

by Nickiejc

Angers, France






This is the “Bette” dress (again!) which was a free downloadable pattern from Sew Mag. It is really easy and satisfying to put together and I tried REALLY hard to be neat inside and out…..something I am not really so very good at, probably far too impatient. For a change, I sewed in an underskirt for added “pouffiness” but I didn’t manage it very well and have since thought of a better way of doing it. Ho hum! To compliment the lining I made a little cummerbund (sp?) and sewed on some pretty vintage buttons which I had triumphantly bought last weekend at a vide grenier.

Material Notes

Cotton , inside and out !




Garment Type

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    Jul 1, 2012, 06.09 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is gorgeous, and your insides look great!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 10.36 PMby Mandy Denham

    Checking out Sew Mag right now, thanks for letting us know where you got the pattern, the dress looks spectacular!

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      Jun 30, 2012, 08.08 PMby Nickiejc

      Hi, it was some time ago so I don,t think it is available any more. I don,t know if this is acceptable practice or not but as it was a free download I could scan mine and mail it to you…size 36 if that is any good?

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      Jul 1, 2012, 01.41 PMby Mandy Denham

      It took some digging, but I found it on their site. Thanks for the offer though, I can’t wait to try it!

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      Jul 1, 2012, 06.13 PMby Nickiejc

      Great, I will download a spare then if I can find it as I love this dress’s shape…the instructions don’t always make good sense so use your own know-how when assembling the dress. I look forward to seeing your one!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 07.54 PMby Testosterone

    Terrific fabric choice, great dress!

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    Jun 29, 2012, 07.28 PMby lisa g

    cute dress! i really like the button detail on the sash, smart idea!

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