Betty shirt by the Shaffer Sisters

 

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Today I’m going to show you my version of the Betty Skirt from the Shaffer Sisters. This pattern comes with a multitude of options: folds, pleats, button placket … I had a lot of choice. But, as I always want to not be like everyone else, I decided to make a maxi length. My Julia (9) has very long legs (yes, yes, she gets that from me) -proud mom-.

 

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So here’s what I did. First, you should know that the pattern comes with a charter of sizes well illustrated and explained where you can choose the hip measurement and the finished length of the skirt.  I measured my Juju and decided that 10 years would fits her perfectly. Then, I measured the height of the yoke and adjusted the length to reach the floor. By making a small hem folded 2 times of 0.5 inches, sounds like I had the right length.

She chose her fabric. It’s pretty rare that I buy fabrics, unless I have a crush. Usually, I use what I have in my stash,  which is full to dress the whole family for a couple of season…regardless the colours :).

She also chose this bright yellow knit to complete the set and I must say it, with her beautiful skin tone, she is radiant.

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She is wearing the Elisa top also in size 10 which is sooo quick to sew and a bento bag.

 

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The regular price is 9$ and the pattern cover the sizes 12m to 16X and included the  18in doll pattern also!

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Aujourd’hui, je vais vous monter ma version de la Betty Skirt des Soeurs Shaffer. Ce patron vient avec une multitude d’option: des plis, des fronces, une patte de boutonnage…j’avais pas mal de choix. Mais, comme j’ai toujours envie de ne faire pas comme les autres, j’ai décidé de faire une longueur maxi. Julia (9 ans) a des longues jambes (oui, oui, elle tient ça de moi) -maman fière-.

Alors voici ce que j’ai fait. D’abord, vous devez savoir que le patron vient avec une charte des grandeurs très bien illustrée où l’on peut choisir le tour de hanches et la longueur finie de la robe. Ça fait que j’ai mesuré ma grande Juju et décidé qu’un 10 ans lui ferait parfaitement. Ensuite, j’ai mesuré la hauteur de l’empiècement, puis ajusté la longueur pour toucher le sol. En faisant un petit ourlet plié 2 fois à 0,5 pouces, j’avais pile-poil la bonne longueur.

C’est elle qui a choisi le tissu, c’est rare que j’achète des tissus, à moins d’avoir un coup de coeur. Habituellement, j’utilise ce que j’ai dans ma réserve -qui est, disons-le est assez complète pour tenir quelques années-.

Elle a aussi choisi ce magnifique tricot jaune pour la camisole pour compléter l’ensemble, et je dois le dire encore, avec son magnifique teint de peau, elle est radieuse.

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8 Comments

  1. Frances Suzanne

    September 13, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    This looks like a great transitional wardrobe piece for a young lady!! Thanks for sharing with us on the “September Showcase!”

    1. Mel Henry

      September 13, 2014 at 12:45 AM

      My pleasure ladies, this was a very fun pattern!

  2. Kerry

    September 13, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    The Betty looks great as a maxi and really suits your beautiful daughter!

    1. Mel Henry

      September 13, 2014 at 3:36 AM

      Thank you so much!

  3. Kerrie

    September 23, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    LOVe the outfit!
    Can you give me information about the material you used for the skirt. It’s gorgeous and makes a beautiful skirt!
    Nice job!!

    1. Mel Henry

      September 23, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Hi Kerrie, Thanks a lot! I bought this fabric at Fabricland this summer, unfortunately, I don’t know the designer’s name.

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