I desperately wanted a Mathilde blouse in this gorgeous Hiro Liberty Lawn. Even eliminating tucks and reducing some of the sleeve volume there was no way on earth I was going to squeeze the pattern pieces into the remnant I had. As a compromise, I hacked the Mathilde button-up back with New Look 6808.
I made a few other alterations to the pattern too: shortening the length, removing neck gape, adding width to accommodate those hips of mine.
I used the pearl vintage buttons Anne had kindly included in the parcel with the DVD giveaway. I think they echo of the moons hidden in the fabric. And while we’re talking about those moons… I had a real nightmare placing the front pattern piece to avoid twin moons… if you know what I mean?!?!