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This cheerful buttery-yellow Mimi blouse (from Tilly and the Buttons: Love at First Stitch <–affiliate link) is perfect for spring.


I started it way back in February, as I was compiling a set of patterns to use for my #epicdressproject, and I love the gathered details, the shape of the neckline and the collar, and the cute pleats in the sleeves.

But when I got to the buttonholes, I stalled.  I was simply procrastinating, and it bothered me that I was procrastinating.  So I finally finished it up this past week so that I could check it off my list.



The fabric is from my stash, and it’s a similar feel to a shirting even though it’s a former sheet.  I also found the buttons in my stash, so aside from the thread, this project was free!


I have to admit, I messed up the buttonholes.  I was trying to multitask and help my kids do some schoolwork review (like almost everyone else in the US, our schools are closed right now, and I made them horizontally all the way down the front!  I don’t know what I was thinking… but since it’s a wearable muslin, I’m not too worried… we’ll just call it a design feature, ha.

P.S. the skirt I’m wearing is the Delphine skirt I made using the pattern from the same book!

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I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes making quickie muslins for my “epic dress project” to determine which patterns are going to make the final cut for my (hopefully) 7-day wardrobe.  I’ve had 3 sewing projects and a scrapbooking project in process this past week–it’s keeping me busy!

This skirt pattern, though.  Wow, I love it.  I went straight to the denim to make this one!


It’s the Delphine Skirt from Tilly and the Buttons: Love at First Stitch (<–affiliate link), and I really want to make this skirt in every color.  This one is made from non-stretch denim that was given to me by someone at church.  


I made a couple very small changes to the pattern: I edited the angle of the waistband to fit my waist better, and I used a quilting cotton as the waistband facing, since two layers of this denim would have been super thick.

I’m planning to make another one of these Delphines for my epic dress project and add a belt (which I’ve already purchased).  I’m really excited! 


P.S. I made my top, too– it’s my space Abrazo tee with circular ruffles added to the sleeves.  


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