digital pdf sewing pattern
Matilda is perfect for layering or wearing alone. There are three sleeve options: flutter, short cap, and 3/4 length. All create such a different look, and all are so easy! This adorable peasant style dress uses a clever way to finish an inside encased elastic waistband so not only is it nicely fitted on your little one, but comfortable, too!
This closet staple is a year round favorite! With all the different sleeve lengths and the super fast sewing time, you'll find yourself whipping up the Matilda every season!
We adore Matilda paired underneath Rosemary, as we really think the two compliment each other perfectly! (see inspiration photos)
The Instant Download PDF Includes:
- Sizes: 2 - 10 years
- Size Chart, Fabric Requirements, Fabric Recommendations, Notions, and Sewing Tips
- Full tutorial and step-by-step instructions, including over 40 color photos to clarify each step for beginners
- Includes (2) Downloadable Files:
- US Letter (A4 compatible): Print from home with regular computer paper, tape together, and then cut pattern pieces
- A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible): Send off to print large scale or use with your at home projector
Click here to download the free Matilda Coloring Page.
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Easy basic dress
Loved using the pattern to make nativity costumes. I turned them into maxi dresses and they worked like a dream. If you are looking for a quick easy sew, this is a great one.
Lovely easy to make pattern, Instruction very easy to follow.
A perfect pattern
This Matilda has to be one of my favorite. I have already made 3 dresses and 2 tops. Here are a few.
The dress came together wonderfully, would definitely buy again :)
I found the pattern easy to work with and the end result very pretty. However, I think the skirt is unnecessarily wide. Lovely pattern!
Fantastic, easy to follow dress pattern
This is one of the best dress patterns I've ever used. I am a self-taught intermediate sewer, and some patterns can really throw me for a loop. This pattern was perfect. It had easy to follow directions and came together perfectly!
Very Beginner Did It!
The beauty of their patterns are intimidating but then you start reading the instructions and it becomes very simple and goof proof! It was a hit with many people
Beginner friendly. Such a sweet dress. My daughter was so happy with the dress. Couldn't believe I can make such a dress. Proud of myself. Great pattern.
Quick and easy!
I am a novice sewer, but the pattern was easy to follow. I created the toddler dress in an afternoon (with little people around) and the baby dress quicker after they were asleep! I received so many compliments on them!
Very easy sew and I consider myself a beginner. I love making dresses from VFT because they're beautiful designs and help me become a better seamstress. Love Matilda and plan to make many more for both my girls! Thanks!
Matilda is a beautiful dress, has plenty of twirl which most young girls love, ease with putting it in and taking off - no buttons or zippers. Added the inseam pockets and they were a hit. Have made 3 Matilda’s with the cap sleeves and one with the 3/4 length sleeves and have plans to make a few more.
Very clear instructions - as a beginner I was able to follow the instructions and produce a beautiful dress for my daughter.
Love this dress.
Such a fast easy sew. I've made about 6 of them and now from cut to finish can get a dress out in about an hour.
I have very limited sewing experience. The pattern and guide were easy to follow especially for a novice, semi-straight line sewing level novice. I did make use of their you tube channel tips which helped. Do not try to skip ironing:)
I found the patterns easy to print off and stick together. The dress itself is very easy to make, I have made two dresses and a top. The first dress I made was with puff sleeves, the second with flutter sleeves, I did add two inches to the body length as my granddaughter likes the elastic to be on her waist. She likes the full skirt and spends her time twirling around. This was the first time I have used my overlocker to attach elastic, so was pleased I had learnt a new skill. I have purchased a couple more dress patterns but haven’t got round to making them yet.
Cute and simple to make
This was my second dress attempt and it came out very well considering. Clear instructions and straightforward construction. Love how versatile it is also