When Melanie from Filles a Maman was looking for people to do a blog tour for her new pattern--the Mimi Shirt and Dress, I was quite eager to hop on board.
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It's a really nice pattern with some neat details that really make it stand out!
For one thing, there is the option of doing a peter pan collar (which I did) or a fringe around the neckline.
Plus, there is the keyhole.
The sleeves aren't just straight sleeves--they have a folded over cuff.
It can be made as a shirt or a dress.
And, as my daughter will only wear dresses, that is what I made.
I followed the size chart, and made a 4 in width and then lengthened it along the lengthening line to about a 6.
It's so handy that Melanie included a finished length chart--I was able to measure where I wanted the dress to fall, look it up on the chart, and then lengthen it by the required amount!
No guesswork there.
To tie the dress, Melanie suggests using grosgrain ribbon, but I wanted to match the fabric that I used for the collar and the covered button, so I made a 'belt' out of some of the same fabric.
Another fun detail is the topstitching around the facing. It doesn't show very well with the fabric choices I made, but it adds a nice detail!
And, the hemline!
I loved that I didn't have to hem it--that it was a facing.
But, I also really like the curve of the hemline--it takes a simple A-line dress and makes it that much more interesting.
All the little details really make this pattern pop, and my daughter loved that she got another dress out of the deal!
Such a girl.
Fabrics are Heaven and Helsinki knit by Patty Young, bought at our local Fabricland.
And, it was sewn completely by regular sewing machine--no serger required.
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