I started this almost as soon as my last version was completed, and managed to get this finished just before setting off for our lovely vacation to Hong Kong and Bali! It was the perfect holiday, and this was the perfect holiday dress, if I may say so myself ;)
Some action shots for you today:
The tide was coming in!
I hunted down a dreamy piece of Ships Nautique Chambray from Backstitch (still available here in case you were interested) for this dress, which had more structure than the soft and drapey viscose I used for the last version.
I opted for the sleeve tabs this time, and finished them off with a pair of antique-look anchor buttons to complete that nautical look.
I have to say, this project turned out exactly how I envisaged it, and I think I may prefer it to my last version! It is a hard choice, but I'm basing it on the level of warm & fuzzy feeling that I get from wiggling into them. That said, my viscose version enjoyed plenty of wear on this vacation, and I very much appreciated how comfortable, cool, and pretty it was.
That's all I've got to say about my Bettine #2. Before I go, let me leave you with one of my favourite snaps from the beautiful island of Bali, and I hope it brings you as much calmness and zen as it does to me.