Matilda by Megan Nielsen

A utility-style shirt dress with princess seams, drop shoulder, and chest pockets.

Pattern: Matilda
Designer: Megan Nielsen
Categories: Shirt Dresses
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Linen, Poplin, Shirting, Silk
required fabric: 31/2 to 43/8
Sizes: XS - XL
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The Matilda sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen is a utility-style shirt dress with an A-line skirt. Featuring princess seams, drop shoulders, a collar, a button down front, and pleated-breast pockets, the Matilda is a chic and modern take on the classic utility shirt.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Not Applicable

Pattern Size Chart (inches)


Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust36 3/438 3/440 3/442 3/444 5/8
Waist27 3/429 3/431 3/433 5/835 5/8
Length40 1/24141 3/841 7/842 3/8

Fabric Required (yards)

60" Wide3 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/23 1/2
45" Wide4 3/84 3/84 3/84 3/84 3/8
Interfacing1 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/41 1/4

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Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat

Required Supplies

  • Buttons
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This paper pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.


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