It’s been about 10 months (!) since my first attempt at a Mathilde Dress. It’s almost hard to believe I’ve been sewing over a year now! I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually worn my first dress out of the house… I think the white fabric and big buttons unfortunately remind me of a doctor’s coat… (Plus my sewing wasn’t so great back then…)
I’m not exactly sure what prompted me to have another go at this pattern, but it may have been my desire to finally use this material I bought back at the summer London meet up. It’s mustard with birds – I love it! But am aware it might be an acquired taste.
I wanted something loose and floaty, and it really is! I left out the tucks down the front and gathered the material instead – instant slouchyness! You may also notice that it’s made of chiffon. You may also remember that chiffon and me had a falling out after this monstrosity. I have been scared to go near the stuff ever since… but I recently decided it was time to get over my chiffon fear! And this time, it really wasn’t that bad. In fact it was almost easy, in fact so easy that I’m even considering more chiffon makes! Whaaaaaat?
I love that it’s light and see through. I’m wearing a slip underneath so it’s not indecent. That’s OK, right?
I made some other changes to the dress, mainly at the back. I got rid of the buttons and instead made a little hole held together with a fabric covered button (I’m sure it has a more technical name). It’s a cute little touch
Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out. Let’s hope I actually wear this one!