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Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.

Mimi Blouse In a Vintage Pink Floral

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Sometimes you come across fabric that is just too good to be used on any old project that it stays in your stash waiting for the right pattern to come along. 

Then when I decided that I was finally going to make the Mimi blouse from  Tilly & the Buttons book Love at First Stitch I knew I had just the fabric for it! 

Vintage Pink Floral

As many of you know I get almost all of my fabric second hand from vintage/thrift stores, yard sales, and even the occasional estate sale. In my stash for some time was this lovely cotton pink floral print fabric. 

Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.
This vintage fabric was meant to be a Mimi blouse

This print just screamed 1960’s to me. It was a soft cotton, almost cotton lawn in feel. The color of the print was a bit faded but not too dull, this is what leads me to believe it was vintage and not a modern print. 

I didn’t have a whole lot of this fabric, but with such a lovely drape I thought it would be ideal for the Mimi blouse. 

A Vintage Mimi

I’d always wanted to make the Mimi Blouse, ever since I first got the Love at First Stitch but just never got around to it. Finally, in late May I decided to get it done. 

The fabric was just the right colorway for spring and I thought that it would also transition well into summer. Besides as well all know I need more me made tops. 

Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.
This top is perfect for the office or a picnic

Easy Construction

The number of pattern pieces sometimes scare me. I think gee that’s a lot of pieces this might be hard to make. Truthfully though I’ve found just the opposite with many recent makes. 

             
Sewing Summary
Date May 26 Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.
Pattern: Tilly & the Buttons Mimi Blouse
Version: Version 1 – no hacks as is
Size: Size 6
Notes & Modification: The arm cuff on the right arm only is a little tight, but not uncomfortable… I attribute this to big arms 
Recommendations: Make many more…..
Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate Rating:

The construction is actually really easy, there are no darts just soft gathers along shoulders for shaping, much like the Sew Over It Vintage Shirtdress I love so much.

The back yoke was something new to me, keep in mind I made this way before I made the Honeycomb drees. However, the book instructions are really straightforward and I didn’t’ have any issues. 

Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.
This hands down is my most worn spring make

I like the subtle looseness of the blouse and soft collar, which in my opinion gives it that vintage vibe. 

Mimi meets Delphine

There was only really one chose to pair this Mimi blouse with and that was my pink denim Delphine skirt. I made this skirt back in 2015 and haven’t actually worn it as much as I should. 

Since making this top though the two are pretty much a great pairing. In fact, I’ve been wearing this whole outfit so much that it’s been in the laundry every time I want to take proper blog photos of it. This is why it’s taken me so long to finally share what could be one of my most worn Spring makes. 

Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.
Mimi and Delphine a prefect match!

Needless to say with as much wear as this blouse got, I ended up making another version, but that is for a different post 😉.

I’d love to hear in the comments below if you’ve made a mini blouse or have you ever made a garment with vintage fabric?

Another #makenine checked off, sharing my lovely Mimi blouse from the book Love at First Stitch made in a beautiful vintage pink cotton floral print.

 

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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