MATHILDE-Tilly and the Buttons
MAKE A BEAUTIFUL BUTTON-BACK BLOUSE!
Take your sewing skills to the next level by making Mathilde. The elegant blouse features tucks down the front bodice, flowing sleeves and an adorable button-back opening. Suitable for improvers, you’ll learn to create all these features plus French seams so you can make the inside as beautiful as the outside. The user-friendly instructions guide you through with a jargon buster, clearly labelled pattern pieces, and photos of each step.
Tuck Mathilde into a pencil skirt or wear loose over skinny jeans. Try inserting piping into the yoke seam, or sew on contrast colour buttons to create a surprise when you turn around.
“Thanks for making the Mathilde pattern so easy to understand. Your step-by-step guides rule, I’ve learned so much!” – Kathryn
PRINTED PATTERN – You’ll receive a gorgeous pattern containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour photo booklet to guide you through the steps.
SKILL LEVEL – Improvers
BONUS TUTORIALS – Follow the detailed Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde sewalong on the blog for extra guidance and design variations.
MAKER GALLERY – Get inspired by what other people are making in the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde gallery!
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Lightweight cotton, silk or polyester fabrics with drape, such as lawn, voile, viscose (rayon), crêpe de chine, habotai, charmeuse. Avoid slippery fabric if you’re a beginner. Plain fabric will show the tucks better than patterned fabric.
- Fabric – 1.8m x 150cm wide (2 yards x 60in) OR 2.4m x 115cm wide (2 ¾ yards x 45in)
- Matching thread
- 7 x 15mm (5/8in) buttons
- Iron-on interfacing (about 30cm/12in, similar weight to your fabric)
- Sewing machine and basic tools
SIZES (body measurements)
|1||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|