My latest blog post for White Tree Fabrics is The Mathilde from the lovely Tilly and the Buttons.
As I am also known as The Wonky Sewer I had to try this blouse in circle geometric stretch lace to hide my wonkiness!
The pattern is lovely quality paper and I wondered if patterns made from this would still form around my mannequin….they did and I cut out my pattern to the exact fit of my mannequin -Janibob.
I decided to still make the blouse in the same style with a button back even with the stretch in the lace.
It was a nice blouse to sew and I liked the pin tucks although I am not sure they are my best work and I ended up stitching them down because the lace would not iron flat.
Work in progress..
Rather than line the lace I just wore a white vest underneath it.
I tried the blouse on and I could get it on over my head so decided to just sew the wooden buttons on through the placket and hold the blouse together. After seeing the photos of it on me I think I might put a few more stitches in to make it look less baggy!
The sleeves are nice and baggy and I made a feature of the edge of the cuff sewing them so there is a triangle space where they meet. In the photos one of the sleeve is all tucked up but I can assure you they do match!!!
I think the neck is also quite big, so if you plan to make a lace version I would make sure you are careful with your neckline!
I do love it and it is a lovely style to wear….really comfortable. I wore it with my jeans for Jeans for Genes day today. I would like to try it in cotton next and do some perfect pin tucks!
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Pattern: The Mathilde by Tilly and the Buttons
Fabric: White Stretch lace from White Tree Fabrics
Wonkiness: 5/10 I think I got away with it as the lace hides the wonky bits, but think I should have made it smaller due to the stretchiness!
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And of course I wore with my new shoes!
Thanks for reading!
Maison Bentley Style said:
This is gorgeous..and the perfect material! love it’s retro style.. xxx
Thank you! Ps my friend loved the towel I bought her after reading your post! I think I need one now!
Oh, I do love all your lovely lace fabrics, I must have a look at their site. This pattern looks lovely on you. The extravagant sleeves look great on you, very pretty 🙂
Thank you! Yes, have a look…..but put aside a few hours….there are so many to choose from!
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Ooh, this is an interesting one. I do think you’ve built in a lot more versatility by not lining it. I’d be playing with contrast camisoles if it was mine, seeing what colours show up best against the white lace.
Yes good plan. I tried that with the Leeds lace too….black under slip made it a completely different dress! Will have a go!