Untitled Thoughts Mathilde Wrap Dress
I’m very pleased to say that I have been having a good run of wrap dress patterns by indie pattern designers lately, and the Untitled Thoughts Mathilde Wrap dress is one of them.
When I first bought the Mathilde, it was entirely out of curiosity and I had little expectations. I’ve never had much luck with wrap dresses, and a knit wrap sounds like a gaping nightmare. I don’t particularly enjoy sewing with knit fabrics, and a knit dress with pockets sounds too good to be true!
But I’m so impressed with this pattern once I sewed up my first one a while ago. It was a quarter sleeve winter version in a tangelo colour merino wool, I loved it a lot.
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I finally made another one for summer. Check out those gorgeous flutter sleeves! I got the super soft and slinky rayon jersey fabric in a sale at Spotlight, I just can’t resist the bold print.
The pattern comes in 2 cup sizes, which is very convenient! The wrap sits nice and close thanks to the woven facing. What a clever way to stabilise the wrap front. I don’t even need to sew a snap button to hold it in place.
I used clear elastic to stabilise the shoulder seams and cotton twill tape for the pockets. These extra steps are worth doing to avoid the pockets and shoulders from stretching over time.
I made a size A, my bust measurement is 2 inches smaller than the pattern, but I didn’t make any adjustments. It fits reasonably well, and the length is just perfect. I don’t like having a bow at the back when seated, so next time I must remember to make the ties longer so I can tie the bow nicely at the front. This will be not be my last Mathilde dress, and it’s a good enough reason for me to sew more with knit.