Bettine Dress attempts one and two

Any dress pattern that requires no fiddly fastenings and can be smart or comfy is a winner by me!   This new dress pattern by Tilly and the Buttons is super cute AND has pockets! Be still my beating heart!

My first attempt was a test with cotton lawn from ebay - the fabric was much to stiff really and the bodice needed lengthening due my larger top half and the side seams needed taking in due to my lack of hips.

The second attempt was made using a viscose with the best palm tree pattern fadjng up to black that I found in Akabhans in Manchester. This time I lengthened the bodice and it drapes really nicely. Now I just need Tilly to show is how to make it out of jersey and I think I've found my new favourite pattern.