Like my previous version I made a straight size 4, which fits fine, however maybe next time I make it I will narrow the neckline slightly as my bra straps are often on show with both versions. I love the huge sleeves and really enjoy how they showcase this fabric. I've worn this top a few times now and have got so many compliments on it, it's clearly one of my most popular makes.
I used some buttons from my stash which Kristi had sent me as part of a thrift swap we'd been partnered in a few years back. They are a really unusual colour and they match some of the flowers on the fabric perfectly.
As I was making up this Mathilde, I realised how much progress I've made in my sewing skills in the last couple of years. I remember struggling with some of the instructions last time and this time it was a doddle. It also helped that I was making this on my new sewing machine! The buttonholes, which my old machine struggled with, are a thing of beauty. Sadly I couldn't get detailed enough shots of them, so you can't see but you can take my word for it.
I took these photos on a trip to Whitstable with my cousin this weekend and there were all these beach huts which made such a great backdrop for the photos. We went for walks which gave us views like this:
We even managed to sneak in a little sewing related tourism. I spotted this industrial Singer in a sewing machine shop on the high street:
And I bought these patterns and notions. The dress came from a charity shop and the lingerie pattern and buttons came from a vintage shop. The lingerie pattern is one I've been searching for on ebay/etsy etc for a while and it was in my size, it was very exciting!
I'll leave you with this photo of the cutest houses ever. I hope you all have a good week!