Mathilde blouse in black
Mathilde blouse in black crepe de chine – such a lovely fabric  to wear! 

I´ve finished my Mathilde! You know, that gorgeous blouse pattern Tilly just released. Before I say anything more, you should really read Karen´s post on this, as she captures my exact thoughts on this blouse much more eloquently than I could do myself.

I love my new blouse, but I made it a little too small, though. I used my upper bust measurement instead of full bust, and didn´t make a FBA, because I thought the amount of ease didn´t make it necessary. In hindsight this was a bad idea, and for my next version (because there will be a next version) I will lower the bust dart and make a FBA to give it a better fit.

 

Mathilde blouse in black
Mathilde – back view. Don´t you just love the fullness of the sleeves? 

Still, this blouse fills a gap in my wardrobe for me, I needed a solid black, 3/4 sleeved top for work, and this fits the bill. I made it from a crepe de chine I bought at Rainbow Tekstil here in Oslo, and it´s very soft and light to the touch.

My first button choice were some pretty black ones shaped like roses, but after placing and re-placing them I found them to be too heavy for the fabric. Also, as Karen in the aforementioned post suggests, slim, flat buttons are better for a back closure.

 

Mathilde blouse in black
I thought I´d lost this belt in the move – but I found it together with my (neglected) jewelry! 

All in all, fairly pleased with this blouse, and Tilly´s pattern is super, I love the fullness of the sleeves and the boatneck, and I can´t wait to make another version of this. So, go along now, and pick up your own pattern, and make something pretty! 🙂

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  1. Donna on 19/02/2013 at 17:43

    Gorgeous! I love how you styled it!

  2. Lynne on 19/02/2013 at 18:21

    This is gorgeous! I’m working on mine at the minute, and I love how your’s looks tucked into a skirt. I didn’t think of it as a “tuck in” top, so I’ll have to remember that.

  3. Crab&Bee on 19/02/2013 at 21:55

    Great project and great outfit! I may have to take a detour from my plans and make this…

  4. liza jane on 20/02/2013 at 00:21

    Very pretty! I love the whole outfit you put together.

  5. debbie on 20/02/2013 at 07:52

    Fabulous – I love the sleeve shape especially. I am seriously tempted to get this pattern. xx

  6. Tilly on 20/02/2013 at 09:38

    Oh Solvi, it’s gorgeous! Looks so elegant in black, and I LOVE the way you’ve styled it.

  7. Alessa on 20/02/2013 at 23:09

    Lovely blouse! I love your outfit, with the colourful accents!

  8. Taracat on 21/02/2013 at 21:32

    Oh, now I want one in black too! This is absolutely gorgeous, so sophisticated. Good job.

  9. Sølvi on 21/02/2013 at 21:45

    Thank so much everyone, you´re such a lovely bunch! 🙂

  10. Shelley on 25/02/2013 at 16:13

    Beautiful version of Mathilde, and gorgeous outfit and styling. Stunning!

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