Tilly Buttons Mathilde Blouse (Edited)

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.

The image on the left below is the Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde Blouse and the picture on the right is the Petal and Pup Blouse that I took my inspiration from.

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. I’m counting down until summer/Christmas holidays where I’ll have three weeks break and can pump out even more sewing projects. Since I’ve packed away my work clothing I’ll be focusing more on casual outfits to wear over summer!

Hope you enjoyed this sewing hack! Happy Sewing!

Erin xx


Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse

Description: The elegant blouse features tucks down the front bodice, flowing sleeves and an adorable button-back opening
Material: Wool Challis, Polyester and Cotton Drill
Pattern: Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse

A few years ago I made a few versions of the Tilly and the Buttons Mathilde Blouse. Mostly after seeing some really gorgeous versions of this top including Maude’s. Tops are always a great addition to any wardrobe and this is one of those patterns I will always come back to for a wardrobe filler.



This is a really beautiful pattern and ended up being a perfect fit, even suitable for wider shoulder widths. There was no pulling at the top of your shoulders, which some tops tend do when they’re too tight a fit. I loved it so much, I did what I typically do when I love a pattern…. I made it 3 times 🙂


Tilly has also done a wonderful job explaining this pattern step-by-step. Her instructions are so easy and you end up making a really beautiful, well finished top in a matter of a hours.

Also, make sure you check out the Makers Gallery for more inspiration!

Happy Sewing! Erin xx

BurdaStyle Work Wardrobe

Pattern: Skirt – BurdaStyle Gold Lame Skirt, Shirt – Tie Front Blouse
Skirt – A straight silhouette with flattering pleats is nice and professional. This skirt hits just above the knee, so you can wear it anywhere.
Shirt – Loose fitted Blouse with large wrap around tie.
Fabric used: Skirt – Thick Jeans material, Shirt – Cotton


This is a complete BurdaStyle outfit. The shirt I had made years ago in a few different styles and colours. However, the fit was quite large and I’m yet to go back a resew a smaller version. I absolutely loved the pattern though as it’s a perfect addition to any work or casual wardrobe. The only change I made to pattern was make the bow smaller in size.


The skirt I immediately loved and it looked so good in gold on the BurdaStyle pattern page. I made this version with some really thick, jeans type material that I found in Spotlight in the curtain section. I wanted something nice and thick for winter and it worked really well.


Another BurdaStyle success!

BurdaStyle Round Neck Blouse

Pattern: BurdaStyle Round Neck Blouse
Description: This fashionable blouse is easy to sew and falls semi-loosely to the hips.
Fabric used: Polyester/Rayon and ribbing.

Version One


This blouse was definitely easy to sew and took about an hour to complete. I printed out the pattern and made the full length blouse. After fitting it I realised that the sleeves and bottom were both a little long. Therefore, I cut about 10cm off both and attached the ribbing. It’s a very cute, loose fitting blouse that you can wear comfortably with jeans.

If you’re new to sewing the BurdaStyle pattern and instructions might be a bit confusing. There was a piece #5 that even I had no idea how and where to fit into the design (I ignored that part). It’s a very basic pattern but the instructions certainly let it down. If you’re confident with construction however, you won’t have any issues.

Version Two

I purchased this fabric from Mood Fabrics in New York last year so I was excited to finally put it to good use!

Version Three

This pattern works amazing in soft and or see/through fabrics so I recommend trying a few different versions. This is the perfect shirt for the cooler weather, especially in Queensland where it doesn’t actually get that cold!

 I highly recommend this pattern for a fun, quick wardrobe filler.

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