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Mathilde Dress Mach 2


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…)

This one doesn’t! :)

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 :)


The insides are also purdy.  All French seams and what not,  not to mention my sexy bias binding ;)

Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out. Let’s hope I actually wear this one!


  1. I love it! I’m a sucker for anything with a bird print ;-).

  2. Love this and the fabric. Don’t ya just love floaty apparel.

  3. That is reaaaaally beautyfull! I love mustard (both the colour and the food) and I love birds. And even chiffon! (not shure if I am able to make something out of it though…).
    It is a really good colour for you:)
    Love what you done whit the front and back there! I might borrow that idea from you:)

    • I’m so glad you like it :) I reckon you could give chiffon a go – i was suprised by how ‘ok’ it was! I love Mustard too, my wardrobe is slowly being taken over by this colour…

  4. Its lovely! Matilde looks fabulous as a dress. I have an obsession with mustard so I can see why you picked such cute fabric!

  5. This is beautiful! I love it Katy!!!

  6. Oh this is soooo beautiful! I love the fabric and the way you’ve adapted the design. It looks stunning. x

  7. Ah lovely! It’s great & enjoyed your explanations!! I’d definitely wear this!

  8. Looks so pretty. The colour and print is lovely & striking.

  9. This is so pretty! And personally, I think your fabric is awesome. Such beautiful insides, too!

  10. Wow! You have your sewjo back! This is gorgeous, and personally I love the fabric. Its’s perfect!

  11. Ooh lovely. I do love chiffon. This is making me itch to sew some right now

  12. I love it and I’m so glad you’re back in the sewing zone! I forsee some more sewing chat in our future! Yay!

  13. Mate! Love it! Gorgeousness.. I need to use my leftover silk for something and I totally forgot about my mathilde.. might need to whip it out ;)

  14. Pretty fabric! Love the keyhole back too, a great adaptation.

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  17. Would you mind me sharing any of your projects on SSB in the future? I link to your post, credit etc and let you know when.

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