22 March 2013

Pattern Hack! Mathilde Blouse Without Tucks

Want to remove the tucks from your Mathilde Blouse? Easy peasy!

You will need:
- Mathilde Blouse bodice pattern piece
- paper scissors
- glue

1) Cut along the left-hand line of each of the three tucks.

2) Apply glue to the whole of each tuck and overlap the pattern pieces.

Err... and that's it! This is your new pattern piece without tucks. You can trace it off if you like or just use it as it is to create your elegant tuck-less Mathilde Blouse.

Want more Mathilde pattern hacks? Check out this gathered version, short sleeve version and Mathilde dress!


  1. thanks! but who wouldn't want the tucks ;)

  2. Thanks, I may try this for the black version I'm planning. It should be really quick to make without the tucks.

  3. The tucks are the best part! :)

  4. Hi Tilly! I just read about your upcoming tv debut on the Great Sewing Bee. I just wanted to say congratulations! I'm so excited to watch (if I can find it here in the US).

  5. Wow, you made that look so easy! I'll try it, thanks.

  6. Loving this tutorial! Thanks for sharing! New followers here. Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  7. So exciting when I opened my newspaper to not only find that the Sewing Bee was being shown soon, that I recognised that you are in it! This just makes it so super exciting! I couldn't wait to watch it when I heard it had been commissioned. I'm already rooting for ya!

  8. Hi Tilly. Just an idea: can't I simply substract the total width of the tucks from the centre front?
    Happy Sewing


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