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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.
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.
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.
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.
|Pattern:||Tilly & the Buttons Mimi Blouse|
|Version:||Version 1 – no hacks as is|
|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…..|
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.
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.
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?