Like shirt dresses? Then you going to love the Matilda sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen
- the styling options are endless!
Matilda is a utility style shirt dress with classic tailoring techniques. The sewing pattern is full ofgorgeous features like princess seams, statement skirt pockets, a lovely rounded collar and stand, drop shoulders with sleeve bands, front and back yokes and pleated breast pockets.
You can make this dress as shown or as paired back version if you like. The rust cotton version shown here, Megan Nielsen has decided to go all out on the detailing to show you some of the ways you could use this fantastic pattern. It has contrast topstitching everywhere. The sweet cotton gingham version is where she played with cutting some pieces on the bias
to create visual interest, and cut all internal facings in pretty pink cotton. This version is
just perfect for summer.
Megan says, "I've designed this pattern to make it easier for you to create your own versions (you know that's always important to me!). To change the look try things like leaving off the breast or skirt pockets, changing up the collar or leaving it off as well, cutting patterned fabric in a thoughtful way to maximise impact, shortening the skirt to make a peplum blouse... the options are honestly endless."