Hello, everyone! While the summer has gotten away from me (kids at home while trying to work from home is a very interesting balance), I wanted to pop in and share my Matilda Dress from Megan Nielsen with you!
Back in February (I think), I was contacted to be a pattern tester for Megan's new shirt dress pattern that just dropped this past Friday. I loved the line drawings (and am a sucker for a good shirt dress), so I jumped at the opportunity. Because of all the wonderful seams and details, I decided to use a striped linen from my stash and I had just enough to complete the dress!
While I believe a few minor adjustments have been made the pattern since the testing, this is basically the same dress:
I made a few personal adjustments to the pattern for fit and eliminated the breast pockets. I almost never do a breast pocket because I feel like it draws attention to an already prominent part of my body! Here are some close up shots of the details and some fun with the stripes!
Also, because I couldn't pick any buttons that really spoke to me, I decided to go with snaps and I love how they turned out! I used a smaller one for the waist line to reduce bulk since I will always wear this with a belt.
Finally, my favorite detail of this one has to be the hip pockets. I LOVE these! I think they give the dress a little vintage nod, which is fantastic in a shirt dress!
I think that's about it for this one! I really loved this pattern and loved how it sewed up. I think an advanced beginner could definitely tackle this one and it would be a great pattern for stretching your skills! I definitely see more of these in my future. For my next one, I'm thinking a drapey rayon boarder print in a maxi length . . .
Until next time!