The Betsy Dress for Briar

Say hello to beautiful Berry Cord Betsy! Betsy was the second Made by Pansy dress I dreamt up, and is our fun loving and playful girl! After her sell out success back in summer, I couldn't wait to bring her back for you! She also has beautiful vintage inspired long sleeves with a gorgeous frill cuff for this season!

Betsy takes inspiration from several of my favourite vintage dresses, incorporating those vintage details we all love.. Betsy has the most gorgeous silhouette with a stunning super full swooshing skirt, beautiful voluminous full length sleeves, a gorgeous frill neckline, a high waist with attached side ties to cinch, and she also has floral lined POCKETS!

Betsy sits beautifully on the body and her skirt drapes like pure magic! She is a comfortable and easy to wear shape, which is flattering for all body types and sizes. She has a concealed zipper at her back and a beautiful squared neckline which is also low at her back. 

She has been lovingly handcrafted in five metres of stunning super soft Oeko Tex standard cotton needlecord in a rich joyous berry shade. She has beautiful berry toned cotton contrasting trims in a gorgeous vintage inspired floral print. While she is not true vintage, she has been crafted beautifully with a professional finish to truly replicate an original 1970s beauty, she truly is just as precious!

She has been cut with a minimal waste process, to keep our system as sustainable as possible! The centre panels on her skirt have been cut on the reverse grain, this means that all of her pattern pieces fit in the fabric without huge chunks of waste! Yay! With fabrics such as corduroy, this means her centre panel on her skirt is a slightly darker shade at certain angles, but she looks beautiful, and this is also a method used often on true vintage dresses. I personally love this and it truly is an amazing feeling to be creating beautiful AND sustainable pieces!

Our Made by Pansy line is in VERY limited supply and once we have used a fabric, we may never be able to recreate her again, all dresses are LIMITED EDITION. All dresses are MADE TO ORDER especially for you!

She can safely be washed on a short cool cycle at home and hung to dry and steam out her creases! While Betsy may not be a true vintage dress, she is just as special, please treat her as such. 


When placing your order please choose your designated size from our size chart and add this into notes section when checking out. Betsy is customisable in length and can be made in ANY length you desire. Please also add your desired length measurement in the notes section when checking out, either in Centimetres or Inches. A good way of knowing your ideal length is to check on a dress you already own. Simply measure from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem. If you forget to do this please email us with your order number and chosen size and length measurement. We CANNOT start on your order until we have ALL of your details!

Please allow approx up to 4-6 weeks for your beautiful dress to be made (although this could be much sooner!). Once she is ready she will then be dispatched to you. This is SLOW fashion, please be patient while the magic is happening! If your beautiful dress is ready before the lead time, she will be shipped to you sooner! Trust me, Betsy is ABSOLUTELY worth waiting for. For this run of Berry Cord Betsy she will be ready and with you for festive season too!

Our Made by Pansy dresses are beautifully handcrafted by a small team of creators in England. This means our manufacture process is as sustainable as possible for our system, with fair pay, low carbon emissions, meanwhile boosting our local economy and industry by supporting fellow indie creatives. This also means we aren't mass producing garments and having wastage! YAY! 

Missed out on Betsy? Tap the link below to join our waitlist to find out when our next release is coming!


For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6. 


Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements.  Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.