Bettine Maternity Dress


This easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress will make you feel stylish and comfortable throughout your pregnancy. The button front version is also perfect for breastfeeding once baby has arrived.

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Tilly and the Buttons


This pattern is suited for late maternity – trimesters 2 & 3

This pattern is intended for nursing.


Simple to sew, the Bettine Maternity Dress has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, kimono sleeves, turn-up cuffs, optional cuff tabs and knee-length skirt. The narrow elasticated empire waist channel sits above the bump, and can be defined further with the optional waist tie. Make it in woven fabric with a neckline facing, or make the plain version in stretchy jersey with a neckband for ultimate comfort.
Like all Tilly and the Buttons sewing patterns, Bettine includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight drapey fabrics, such as viscose (rayon), chambray, cotton voile, double gauze, or crepe. Or make the plain bodice version in lightweight drapey jersey with any amount of stretch.


Matching thread
Your waist measurement in 6-9mm (1/4-3/8in) wide elastic
For versions in woven fabrics (not jersey): 0.3m (1/2 yard) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
For button front version: 5 x 10-12mm (3/8-1/2in) buttons
For optional cuff tabs: 2 x 10-15mm (3/8-5/8in) buttons
Medium size safety pin
Sewing machine and basic tools


This pattern includes seam allowances.
Includes 2 pdf files:

— Maternity Bettine Instructions (12p)
— Maternity Bettine Pattern (34p)

Click on the “Additional Information” tab for sizing, pattern details, and more.