My latest blouses made from linen were inspired by a number of loose fitting comfortable shirts that I purchased from Petal and Pup. I ended up buying two shirts ($60 each) before I thought about creating my own. I scoured through a number of patterns to try and find something similar and ended up landing on the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse.
Description: Loose fitting blouse with frilled edges, button up back, longer curved back and a round neck line.
Pattern: Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)
Fabric: Spotlight Linen
The edits that I made from the Tilly and the Button Blouse to make it more alike is to remove the front pleats and then cut out the top as one pattern piece. I curved the bottom of the blouse and made it longer at the back and shorter at the front. I then kept the sleeves as is but then added the ruffles around the edges and also along the bottom of the blouse.
This was the first version (below) and the neckline was true to the Tilly and the Buttons blouse, which is more of a boat neck style. So with the other versions I’ve rounded the neck line and made it sit higher on the shoulders.
You can also see the back was a little too low at the neck, which I’ve pulled up to be higher on the next version.
This was my final version, which I ended up loving! The neckline was rounded and higher at the back, the front and back lengths were the perfect fit and I also got the ruffles sitting really nice.
Overall I really loved the styles of these shirts. They are perfect for short skirts or denim jeans.
I’ve also previously made the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde blouse as the original, which was also really pretty! So either way you can’t go wrong with this pattern. It suits many styles and can be easily adjusted.
I’m super excited to get back into showcasing some of my newest sewing projects. The restrictions of COVID lock down have continued to ease in Queensland so Anthony and I were able to go for our first holiday this year to Fraser Island. It was such a beautiful trip but ended up raining the last two days and since we were camping we decided to come home a day early. However, you can see the photos from this beautiful landscape.
Now we are counting down until summer/Christmas holidays where I’ll have three weeks break and can pump out even more sewing projects. I’ve packed away my work clothing since we don’t have any idea of when we will be returning back to the office. So I’ll be focusing more on casual outfits to wear over summer!
Hope you enjoyed this sewing hack! Happy Sewing!