Betty Dress Sewalong: It's Voting Time!


Ladies, the entries are in! You’ve sent us your beautiful Betty Dresses and now it’s time to get voting.

We’re awarding prizes for the top three Bettys:


1st Place – Any pattern of your choice (choose from ANY of our classes) + the fabric from our shop to make it
2nd Place – Any pattern of your choice (choose from ANY of our classes)
3rd PlaceAny fabric from our shop (enough to make another Betty!)

So let’s have a look at the dresses, shall we?

1. Amanda

1 Amanda (1)

“I have had great fun making this dress. With the dress pattern in hand my best friend and I go shopping to get material. In the buzz of finding the material, we both missed reading the large print which said, “not suitable for strong one way designs”. When I was placing the pattern on the material I now could see why it would be not suitable. With my heart set on the material I spilt the skirt into more panels. I also added pockets. I really love the finished dress.”

Great thinking splitting the skirt into panels Amanda. Well done!

2. Carolanne


Carolanne used this lovely Eiffel Tower print that we’ve had our eyes on for ages. Instead of using the facing, she very cleverly fully lined her bodice. You can read more about Carolanne’s Dress on her blog here: Sweet Carolanne.

3. Clare

2 Clare

Clare posted on our Facebook page: “Sporting my Betty dress at work today. The design is getting a lot of admiring comments – even the guy next to me said he liked the ‘swooshy skirt’!! I’ll definitely be making another one as it is extremely comfortable to wear and the pattern instructions are easy to understand – but beating this gorgeous Indian batik fabric is going to be tough! For somebody who likes to dress in bright colours, this makes me so happy.”

We’re so happy you like it Clare. Looks lovely!

4. Elena


“I loved the pattern and will be having a go at making up another one in a posher fabric for my sister’s wedding.”

Thank you Elena. We think Betty is the perfect wedding guest dress – don’t forget to send us a picture when it’s finished 🙂

5. Fiona


After having to unpick the whole of her shoulder straps and starting them again, Fiona has done a wonderful job on her Betty Dress. She also took in the side seams of the skirt to reduce the fullness.

Looks great Fiona!

6. Hanne


We love the fabric that Hanne has chosen for her dress – looks so cute with the little bow belt! And ohmygosh those shoes! What an amazing outfit.

7. Janet


“I really love it in this fabric – had loads of lovely comments when I wore it this weekend, definitely going to make another – I’ve got some red spotty fabric it might work well in.”

Beautiful work Janet!

8. Linda

Linda 2

Linda 1

Sew Over It regular Linda is nothing if not prolific. She has sent us two Betty dresses and I have been assured there is another one in the pipeline. Lovely work as always Linda!

9. Liz


Liz was one of our super helpful pattern testers for Betty. Here is her second version she has made. Loving the paisley fabric and the matching little belt. Thanks Liz!

10. Louise


How glam does Louise look in this blue polka dot Betty! Love everything about this outfit. You can find more of her projects (including our 1940’s Tea Dress!) on her blog, Lou Weez Creates.

11. Sheryl


I love the fabric Sheryl has chosen for her Betty Dress. The skirt is so lovely and drapey. Doesn’t she look lovely and summery in her garden?

And those are the entries. Thank you so much ladies. We’re feeling so proud right now, I wish we could give you all prizes. But as we can’t, it means it’s voting time!

How to vote

Leave us a comment below letting us know which of these beautiful ladies you think deserves to win. Voting closes on Thursday 3rd July, so make sure you get your vote in by then. One vote per person, subsequent votes will not be counted. The three winners will be announced on Friday 4th July.

Happy voting everybody!

And if these lovely dresses have inspired you to make your own, you can get the pattern here.

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