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Mimi Pattern by Filles a Maman

Mimi Blog Tour by Filles a Maman

I’m gonna be honest with you. This little sewing project almost didn’t happen. I was feeling tired and blogged out…and I wasn’t looking forward to convincing Harper to let me take photos. But one Sunday afternoon, I had this feeling that the kids might take an unusually long nap. So, instead of heading to the fabric store, I grabbed something that had been in my stash for ages and started cutting. No frills here – just the basic Mimi by Filles a Maman.

Mimi Pattern by Filles a Maman

I am sooooo glad I did. Because, um, this is one of my favorite things I’ve sewn for Harper! The fit is so modern and perfect – roomy but not baggy or unkempt. It’s such a unique style, and Harper was excited to wear it. Mimi Pattern by Filles a Maman

I also was ecstatic that I finished it completely during one naptime. Like I said – no frills. I did the most basic version and even used some cord elastic for the button loop (instead of a fabric tube). I also didn’t really read the instructions, but that was just fine since this pattern is easy-peasy.

Mimi Pattern by Filles a Maman

The designer, Mel, really nailed this one. I just adore it. In fact, I think I might even use this pattern to make some basic tees (without the neckline notch). Yes, I like it that much. The fit is spot on (I made a 3 which is a little big as expected – but will be perfect in a couple months), and it has just enough detail to make it interesting but not fussy.


Mimi Pattern by Filles a Maman

And as for this photo shoot…um, yeah! I am getting better, I think. I’m really pleased with how these photos turned out. I’m getting better at picking out the lighting and positioning myself to take the best shots. These were taken at the Neff’s Canyon trailhead in Olympus Cove near Salt Lake City.

Have I convinced you that you NEED this pattern? Yeah? Well, you can buy Mimi on ETSY and enter code MIMITOUR20 to get 20% off during this tour! Be sure to also check out Mel’s adorable blog at Filles a Maman Blog.

And finally…how awesome is this? Mel is giving away five patterns from her store! Scroll down past the tour image to enter!

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  • Savannah

    Very Cute Lauren!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thanks, Savannah!

  • Monica Swift

    Gorgeous light here! You did well, I want to visit… Sometimes it’s the simplest, basic pattern that you love. I don’t have a basic t pattern that I really LOVE, I’ll have to check this one out… I’m digging the fit.

    • Lauren Dahl

      Yes, this one really has a nice shape. AND, I have found the perfect photoshoot location now. I am hooked. You will be seeing a lot of this one.

  • Sophie Crespy

    so darling Lauren and I love this fabric so so much!:)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Oh thank you!! It was in a scrap bag from a local clothing designer. :)

  • Jill @ Made with Moxie

    Great photos! She looks so darling! :)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Jill! I do like her a lot myself. ;)

  • Juliette Bonnin Lanvers

    i love you picture with the back lighting! and the little eco notch…perfect!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Juliette! I am steadily improving, I think…

  • Suzanne Seniore

    very pretty!

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Suzanne!

  • Charity

    Harper is adorable! I love the keyhole opening. =)

    • Lauren Dahl

      Thank you, Charity! It is a great pattern!