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 advanced beginners, 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.
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)
PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP 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)
By - Tilly and the Buttons