Matilda Wrap Dress and Top PDF

Untitled Thoughts

£9.00

Buy the Matilda Dress and Peplum top sewing pattern by Untitled Thoughts. It is a simple, true wrap! It has no complex closures and is made to comfortably wrap around the body and tie in the back. This pattern was created to be your ultimate, go-to knit wrap dress! This pattern has a few fun variations that you can mix & match: Wrap Peplum top, Wrap Dress, Wrap Dress with Ruffle Hem, Modest V-Neck Front Snap Option and Bra Friendly Back.

What we think: this pattern looks gorgeous in velvet and would be an indulgent party dress! It would also work perfectly for a summer holiday in a lighter weight jersey with the hem ruffle. In addition, make the top version as a wardrobe staple to go with jeans.

Suggested fabrics: Knit fabric with at least 20% Stretch such as stretch velvet, jersey fleece or French Terry.

Sizing: XS – XXL (approx. UK 6 – 24). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Fabric requirements: 55″ FABRIC (Yard/Meter)

VIEW A: XS: 1 Yard/ 1 Meter, S: 1 Yard/ 1 Meter, M: 1.25 Yards/ 1 Meter, L: 1.5 Yards/ 1.25 Meters, XL: 1.5 Yards/ 1.25 Meters, XXL: 1.75 Yards/ 1.5 Meters.

VIEW B: XS: 2.25 Yards/ 2 Meters, S: 2.25 Yards/ 2 Meters, M: 2.5 Yards/ 2.25 Meters, L: 2.75 Yards/ 2.5 Meters, XL: 2.75 Yards/ 2.5 Meters, XXL: 2.75 Yards/  2.5 Meters.

VIEW C: XS: 3.25 Yards/ 3 Meters, S: 3.25 Yards/ 3 Meters, M: 3.5 Yards/ 3.25 Meters, L: 3.75 Yards/ 3.5 Meters, XL: 3.75 Yards/ 3.5 Meters, XXL: 4 Yards/  3.75 Meters.

Fabric requirements: 60″ FABRIC (Yard/Meter)

VIEW A: XS: 1 Yard/ 1 Meter, S: 1 Yard/ 1 Meter, M: 1.25 Yards/ 1 Meter, L: 1.5 Yards/ 1.25 Meters, XL: 1.5 Yards/ 1.25 Meters, XXL: 1.75 Yards/ 1.5 Meters.

VIEW B: XS: 2 Yards/ 1.75 Meters, S: 2 Yards/ 1.75 Meters, M: 2 Yards/ 1.75 Meters, L: 2.25 Yards/ 2 Meters, XL: 2.5 Yards/ 2.25 Meters, XXL: 2.5 Yards/  2.25 Meters.

VIEW C: XS: 3 Yards/ 2.75 Meters, S: 3 Yards/ 2.75 Meters, M: 3.25 Yards/ 3 Meters, L: 3.5 Yards/ 3.25 Meters, XL: 3.5 Yards/ 3.25 Meters, XXL: 3.75 Yards/  3.5 Meters.

Notions: Hook & Eye or Snaps (Optional), Matching Thread.

The pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available to download immediately after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Copy Shop (36″x72″): 1 page, Print at Home File: 41 Pages, Size Layers.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

PDF

PDF Printing

41 Pages

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    5 out of 5 Matilda dress in Citrus Green Jersey

    victoriasmith83

    I made this dress for Minerva Crafts and I have a review with tips on their website! You can get to this review through my blog link below! Overall it was a lovely pattern and I was in between sizes so I sized up and this seemed to work!

    https://www.victorialucilleanne.com/blog/minerva-makers-matilda-citrus-jersey-dress

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    Sewyourhappy

    4 out of 5 Tight squeeze

    Sewyourhappy

    Let’s just remember that Brittani aka Untitled Thoughts is a very new designer on the block and by this I mean that Matilda wrap dress was only fourth pattern she released (one of the other three was a beret so should we even count it as dressmaking?). First things first, the fabric suggestions. I’ve searched through the pattern files endlessly and I cannot find any information about how much stretch is required. On the UT website (and the foldline) though there’s a pattern description which suggests knits with 20% stretch, such as stretch velvet. Now… I’m going to just say that if you stick to this advice you’ll end up with a slightly snug dress (to say the least). So either go for more stretch in the fabric or size up. For comparison I’ll just say that my breastfeeding bust size is 35″. I cut out size S, which is supposed to cover bust up to 36″ and I definitely feel unsafe without hook and eye to put it nicely.


    No instructions to stabilise the neckline or shoulders. You may get away with it on more stable knits but eventually it may stretch out of shape so I’d highly recommend you to use an iron-on stay tape.
    
Armhole bindings. If you’ve ever inserted a neck binding you won’t have any difficulty in attaching those, however, if I had it my way, I’d finish the armholes with bias binding method for a much neater result.

    Finally, attaching ties to the waist band is a bit odd and could definitely be done in a simpler way with equally neat results.


    Here comes the good:

    The design. I know I look like I’m about to burst out of the seams in this dress but I still love it. Husband is a fan too and even suggested that this should become my date night dress so… it doesn’t get much better than this.


    The instructions. One word: wonderful. If you’re a novice there’s a lovely introduction to sewing knits included at the beginning of the booklet, you’re guided step by step, with clear illustrations, and the construction is simple enough for even the least experienced sewist.

    It’s ready in a jiffy. There’s really nothing too fiddly about this dress apart from the waist tie) so there’s nothing stopping you to finish it in less than 3 hours.

    My verdict? I totally love it although it’s not a perfect pattern. Sizing is a big issue, but I really believe that this can be easily fixed by Brittani. With few little adjustments it’s an absolute cracker so go and get yourself a copy, size up and enjoy this fantastic dress whilst supporting a very talented new designer.

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    • CatZ

      You look absolutely smashing!

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    • brittani

      You already know that I loved your honest review on your blog as we have chatted via IG today! I am definitely working on updating this pattern before the end of the year so hopefully everyone who has purchased it will get a new, better fitting copy <3 Thank you for all of your open feedback- it definitely helps me to improve the design of each pattern and continue making them better and better!

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    3 out of 5 Recommend a toile first

    Debbie

    I was attracted to this pattern by the beautiful pictures and with this pattern you definitely have the potential to produce a stunning dress. However I highly recommend having a practice run first, as depending on the stretch of the fabric you might need to cut a different size. I used a remnant for mine, so I wasn’t too concerned if it went wrong. I cut a size according to my measurements, but it quickly became clear that is was coming out a bit small. I reduced the seam allowance a tiny bit, but as it only has 3/8 allowance you don’t have much to play with. I hope to do dress version at some point and will size up unless the fabric is really stretchy!

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    • CatZ

      Gorgeous fabric and looks really nice on you.

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    • brittani

      Hi Debbie!
      First off, I LOVE the remnant you used! It is so pretty! I am terribly sorry that the bodice came out fitting so small. I definitely found that when I worked on my own versions, depending on the knit itself the bodice would fit me differently each time, even if the stretch percentage was the same! However, this year I plan on updating this pattern, adding an additional cup option as well as adding more sizes! I’ll also change the seam allowance as 3/8″ is a tiny seam to work with (something I hadn’t thought about). Hopefully with the new updates, this will be a much better pattern to work with in the future!

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    2 out of 5 sizing is all wrong

    victoria Jones

    I am a UK size 20 and was delighted to see this pattern going us to size 24. I cut out the largest size as I quit often do and then size down to fit, i even bought the deep red stretch velvet as on the pictures. However…. the bodice sizing is all wrong and hardly covers my nipples !!! i am really fed up about this as was planning on wearing for NYE 🙁

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    • brittani

      Hi Victoria!
      I am so sorry that the bodice pattern came out so small! This was one of my first pattern designs that I ever released and it definitely has issues that I am working to address, including drafting for a second cup Size (This pattern was drafted for a B-Cup and I plan to add a DD- Cup size as well!) I also am going to expand the size range and tweak the amount of stretch needed for the knits used in this pattern as it definitely affects the overall fit of the pattern!

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