Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Mathilde Blouse in Chambray


*Update: Due to popular demand, the sewing pattern for this blouse is now available to buy*

You know the button-back blouse that I keep making? Well, I've finally given it a name! It's now called the Mathilde Blouse. (Long story. Short version here.) This is my latest iteration - this time in Chambray. I'm so glad the pattern works in a casual cotton as well as elegant silk... or cheapo poly, in my case (ssshh!).



Mmm... lovely wooden buttons to go with the Chambray. I love look of the linear tucks juxtaposed with the gentle puff of the sleeves (does that sound really pretentious?!). Plus I sewed French seams on all but the armholes, so the blouse looks as pretty on the inside as it does on the outside.

I think I was about to topple over in this one...

Oh my goodness, I love this blouse so much! I just can't stop making it!

[Soundtrack: 'Matilda' by alt-J]

29 comments:

  1. oh girl, this is gorgeous!!!!!

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  2. Hola Tilly, me encanta tu blusa, es una preciosidad y queda muy bonita.

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  3. So cute! I love it!
    You're so lucky to have a blouse pattern you keep going back to. I can't seem to do the same thing, I keep wanting to change it up and making different stuff so I draft new stuff each time.. So silly!

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  4. This is sooooo pretty Tilly! Don't stop 'til you drop!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I really love the shape of the sleeves.

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  6. Super gorgeous Tilly! Imagine how easy you'd find OWOP now with your beautiful array of Mathildes!

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  7. Beautiful! I love chambray but i'm not sure where to get a decent one. That is a great style on you and good for you giving it a name! x

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  8. Your new blouse is beautiful! I want to make one! :-)

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  9. This is gorgeous! How lovely that the pattern you want to make over and over is one you drafted yourself.

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  10. Such a pretty blouse! I have loved each version you've made. Will the pattern be available to purchase?

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  11. Ooh this is such a nice shape, love it! :)

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  12. Wooden buttons go with chambray most definitely. Love the tucks!

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  13. Perfect! Perfect color, perfect pattern, perfect fabric, perfect buttons!

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  14. that was going to be my questions too.. i want my hands on that lovely pattern! You look lovely as always x

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  15. Such a lovely blouse Tilly! And I love the vertical pin tucks (pretentious or not!) x

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  16. Chambray and wooden buttons??? Yes please. I'll be watching for the release of this pattern! :)

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  17. The wooden buttons are adorable!

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  18. Could those tucks be any cuter? Chambray + wood = win! This is super lovely :)

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  19. The blouse is beautiful! Such a classic design. I can understand why you keep making it.

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  20. Oooh, it looks lovely! The chambray is gorgeous and the pin tucks and sleeves are a nice contrast as you say. It's almost got a kind of House of Eliot vibe.
    Can't wait to see this pattern, tell us more!

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  21. How cute! I love this in chambray! What an unusual top!

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  22. Gorgeous top - I like the juxtaposition - not pretentious, just a fact!

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  23. If you have time to put up a pattern, that would be loooooovely...! :)

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  24. I noticed in the live model photos bra straps show as the neckline is wide and the shoulder seam narrow. Can this be adjusted to sit closer to the neck to avoid the shifting and revealing bra straps? Love the pintuck tutorial!

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    1. If you're worried about the neckline being wide you can easily redraw the curve slightly to suit you. Just be sure to repeat it on the facings too. Hope this helps!

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  25. Hi Tilly I love your blog! I recently started sewing again after a 20 yr break. I'd love to make this blouse for my 6 and 3 yr old girls. Any advice on how to scale down for their size??

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