Filles a Maman Mimi Tunic and Dress Blog Tour

I’m so giddy to be a part of Les Filles à Maman’s Mimi Tunic and Dress blog tour! Melanie makes the cutest patterns! I seriously LOVE to dress up my girls in her designs. She always comes up with such fun designs and I’m always saying to myself, “Wow, I never would have thought of that.” Her designs are very original and unique, and I mean that in the most admiring way. I can’t wait to see what she dreams up next!

**And if you’re wondering, a rough translation of Les Filles à Maman is “the girl’s mommy”.  🙂ALLY2

 When I got this pattern, I knew I wanted to make a dress from it.ALLY5

I made a contrasting band on the bottom. The pink stops where the shirt would end, and the polka dot band is the extra length of the dress. I just cut the extra length off the pattern and added a 1/2″ seam allowance to the bottom hem of the tunic and top edge of the tunic band. Then I cut the pieces out my fabric and sewed it to the tunic. I kept the facing on the bottom of the dress.ALLY6

The off-set Peter Pan collar is so adorable with the little keyhole neckline.ALLY8


Oh my gosh.


You can use a button, covered fabric button or beads to close it.

This dress is perfect to twirl around in,ALLY1

feed crab apples to your doggy,ALLY3

pick strawberries from your garden,ALLY4

and enjoy the pretty sunset.ALLY7

I can see this tunic and dress in many color combinations to suit any girl. Cream and seafoam green for subtle glamour with a gold closure. Or black and white stripes with a contrasting floral for the girly girls. Any fun print for the main part and a solid for the collar.

Here’s the details:

  • You don’t need to have an overlock serger, ⅜” sewing allowances are included everywhere.
  • All instructions are in two languages, English and French.
  • The PDF document is easy to print, contains a wealth of information and a user guide with several very detailed pictures.
  • Comes in sizes 12 months to 14 years
  • So many options included!
    -Cap sleeve or long sleeve.
    -Simple keyhole neckline, asymmetrical peter pan collar or fringe.
    -Shirt or dress length or even tunic!

Pick up your own pattern in her Etsy shop here, Mimi on ETSY.

And don’t forget to check out the other awesome creations for the tour at Filles a Maman Blog!

Ready to win a pattern for yourself? Mel is having a giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter below for a chance to win 5 patterns of your choice. She’s picking 2 winners! Good luck! 🙂

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’m completely in love with this pattern, it was really easy to follow along with. My little bebe will fit this soon too. 🙂

**I was given this pattern as compensation for writing a review. But this is my honest opinion of the pattern and I’m so ecstatic that I was able to review it. Mel, keep up the awesome work! I love your upcoming boy pattern. 😉

**I purchased the fabric from JoAnn fabrics.

**The doggy is not for sale. 😉

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