Queen Mathilde

Still working through my blogging backlog so today’s post shows me with shorter hair! I can’t believe how much it’s grown so maybe I should get it recut!

This is a Tilly and The Buttons Mathilde with 3/4 sleeves similar to my ikat version. I used a crown and queen print polyester from Abakhan in Manchester and floral white buttons from my stash.

It’s very thin and can really hold a crease – so it’s nice to wear in this sticky weather and the pleats sewed up easily.

I’m not really a royalist. I don’t have strong opinions either way about the monarchy and royal family. Part of me worries about how much support we extend to a very large family to provide a better quality of life than most people could even dream of. The other part of me feels that they’re a vital part of my country’s success and intrinsically tied to my perception of British culture.

I know there are people I am close to who fall on different sides of the argument and I don’t think me wearing a queen print top should rattle anyone, but it did make me pause for a second before buying the fabric; “does this say something about me politically?”

I guess the same way I wonder if buying polyester says something about me.

Deep thoughts for a simple top I suppose.

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