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Simply Sewing Magazine Matilda Dress

Simply Sewing Magazine Matilda Dress

Wednesday 5th February 2020

Its funny what catches our eye isn't it?

Take this pattern for instance, it had been in my stash for absolutely ages, completely flying under my radar and waiting hopefully to be unleashed from the packet. It wasn't until the lovely Donna, aka The Modern Maker on Instagram, had posted a gorgeous leopard print version she had made, that I noticed this lovely pattern. Its everything I love in a dress. Its midi length, long sleeved and the expandable waist courtesy of the fabric drawstring belt means its a diners delight!

Sewing up this dress is super easy. The only change I had to make was to gather the sleeves a little to get them in because they were too big to go in flat as per the pattern instructions. The only change I may make if I make another is to omit the ties and maybe try some elastic as, as from a lazy Seamstress point of view they are so long to cut out and it would shave some time off the sew.

This dress is one of my favourite makes ever. I love it! I have worn it so many times now as well. Its been a real hit! Even my husband thinks its great and he is by far my hardest critic!