Bettinedress in flannel

Pattern: Bettine from Tilly and the buttons
Fabric: Stoff og stil (I can´t find it on their page anymore)

My first make in 2017 is a cozy dress in flannel. The pattern is Bettine from Tilly and the buttons. I have made one before and it is a fun make. Also I am still a bit afraid of the zipper, so this is still a dress in a non stretch fabric I am comfortable making. My goal for 2017 is to stop being afraid of the zippers.


The dress has pockets and a elasticated waist so it is both practical and comfy to wear. I sized up from my previous version to a size 4. That way I can wear it with a long sleeved tee and som wool stockings and wear it all winter. We will most likely have snow until the beginning of april so the dress has to be winter appropriate. I did actually cut this out in december, but I didn´t find the time or joy of putting it together before now.


This pattern is really a great beginner pattern. As I said before, no zippers or buttons. Tillys instructions are easy to follow with good pictures to show you each step of the process. And I alos love that with this version I can show that the choice of fabric makes it a winter dress as much as a summer one. There is also an option to make the dress with out any pockets which makes it even easier.

My dress is totally not pattern matched, but I am just happy I cut it out so the squares are straight.

Also the Dressmaking blogger challenge (#dressmakingbloggerchallenge) for January was keep it cosy. And this is a super cozy make just look at the close up picture of the fabric, this dress is super warm and so good to wear. I added the challenge picture in the end of the post, if you have a blog and want to join a fb-group of sewing bloggers here is a link. Dressmaking blogger network.



7 thoughts on “Bettinedress in flannel

  1. What a beautiful and pretty plaid- it definitely looks very practical for the season!

    As for zippers, definitely tackle them! I would maybe recommend making a lot of samples on scrap fabric before tackling them more on garments. That way you’re more comfortable when putting them in + having to deal with so many extra fabric all over the place.

    Good luck!


    1. Thank you!

      I have actually made some few zipper things that are unblogged, because they look kind of wonky. But I am soon there, I hope. It is fun that you can make waht ever you want.


  2. It looks great. The fabric is so gorgeous. If you hate sewing zippers in dresses: try next sewing a dress from fabric with stretch (sweater or Punta dir Roma). You can make it more fitted. I’ve made several of them without zippers and they all have a fitted style.


    1. Thank you!

      Actually I started of sewing in jersey and have made quit a few jersey dresses 🙂 Agree they are very easy, and also forgiving in fit.. But I want to conquer the zipper, so that I can actually make what ever I want in both jersey and non stretch fabrics.


  3. Cheryl

    Congratulations on your whale print Gabrielle being featured on the Seamworks May Finds email I received today! Appears Seamworks loves you as much as you love them.


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