This pattern is available for purchase through my Etsy shop. Access to the downloadable file is available immediately after payment is completed.Thanks for checking out the “Bette” dress pattern for Blythe. The name for the dress comes from its inspiration, the famous dress worn my Bette Davis in “All About Eve.”
The “Bette” dress features a fitted bodice with 3/4 length sleeves that extend over the shoulders to form part of the neckline. The dress is finished with a knee-length, gathered skirt.
“Bette” is probably not suited to the absolute beginner. It’s not a hard dress to sew, though working for a tiny doll like Blythe is always a challenge. Once the sewer understands HOW the pieces go together, it becomes an easy project that can be completed very quickly. Along with the cover page and one page of pattern pieces, the pattern includes 3 pages of instructions with photos to guide you through the sewing process.
*IMPORTANT* In addition to the file for sale in this listing, the buyer will need to download a free copy of the DOLLY DELICACIES Sewing Guide to supplement the instructions laid out in this pattern. See my Shop Policies or the information in the pattern itself for more information.
With a little imaginations, there are a lot of different things that could be done with this pattern, making it great for gift-making and shop-stocking. Permission is granted to the buyer for commercial use with credit given to the author. More information is included in the instructions.
This pattern is presented in PDF format. Following the payment portion of your transaction, you will receive an email from Etsy with instructions on how to download your pattern. You may also access the link from the “Purchases” section of your account.
In addition to years of sewing experience, both personal and professional, I hold a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with training in pattern-making. I’ve also taught beginner- and intermediate-level sewing classes. Every effort has been made to create a pattern that fits beautifully and is easy to understand and sew. I hope you’ll give it a try.
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