Finished my 3rd Mathilde blouse. Did I tell you I love this pattern? I made this one 5cm longer though and I’m much happier with the length now.
lengthened bodice front & back, and also made cuffs and facings a bit deeper. Makes them easier to work with.
No pics of me wearing this yet as I haven’t got a decent one. As soon as I have I will post it.
Made this one from black 5oz dress weight denim. Love it, think it worked really well. I was a bit worried the fabric would be too thick for french seams, but happily it was just fine.
3 Mathilde blouses all in a row!
And I have the fabric all ready and waiting for Mathilde blouses 4 & 5…
Well you know me, if I like something I want it in multiples! So here is my 2nd Mathilde top and stay tuned for a 3rd, 4th…………
I really really love this pattern, this pattern seems to suit everyone. Its lovely to put together too. Very satisfying to make. I’ve included some pics of the gather stitches that I forgot in the last one. And one of inserting the sleeve, just to give a rough idea of how its done.
Top of the sleeve gathering stitches.
Bottom of the sleeve gathering stitches. Not very straight, but doesn’t seem to matter once you’ve gathered them.
Showing the pins in the shoulder after gathering the stitches. This is quite fun to do actually. Although the actual sewing is quite fiddly!
Cuff went a bit wonky on this sleeve, but I really couldn’t be bothered to unpick and do it again. Don’t think it matters too much. I’m really pleased with the gathering on this blouse though, at both the shoulders and the cuffs.
What do you think? I love this fabric.
Another pic of me wearing the 1st one. I can see me making lots of these, as this is perfect for me (sorry for my weird face again).