10 March 2015

Liberty Pussy Bow Mimi Blouse

It's a sunny day in London, still pretty chilly but the daffodils are starting to pop up... in Sainsburys at least ;) So here's my first Springtime make of the year! 

I hacked the Mimi blouse pattern from Love at First Stitch, swapping the Chelsea collar for a pussy bow. The fabric is Oxford B Tana lawn, courtesy of Liberty. I lurrrve the jewel tones, and it's such a detailed print, one of those fabrics you can lose yourself in.


If you're not familiar with the original pattern, Mimi is a loose-fitting button-front blouse that you can tuck in or out, with gathering at the yoke, and a cute pleated sleeve detail. Because of the floaty, almost smocky shape of the bodice, it works well in drapey fabrics such as lightweight cotton lawn or voile, lightweight silks, viscose, polyester or blends. Liberty Tana lawns are a perfect choice for Mimi as they have a nice amount of drape, plus the plain bodice panels allow you to show off the delicate prints.



If you want to make your own pussy bow version, here's a tutorial! :)

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Pattern: Mimi blouse from Love at First Stitch
Fabric: Oxford B Tana lawn c/o of Liberty

17 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Thank you for making my morning. That is just divine! I love the fabric, and of course, the bow hack is quite delightful! The Mimi is the next project up in the book for me...I have already made the previous projects. I was just thinking I need more tops for spring and now here comes another great option! Thank you for sharing and can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  2. The jewel colours look great on you. Your mini hack works really well and that fabric is lush.

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  3. This is such a wearable spring look. I especially like the pleat detail on the sleeve hem. Must get some Liberty fabrics they always look fab :)

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  4. too cute! I made my first mimi a short while ago, and I DEFINITELY need one with a bow!

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  5. Tease!!! Can't wait for the next post. Lovely blouse Tilly! What do you think of a contrasting bow? X

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  6. Okay, so this is gorgeous but you have to know I sniggered for like 10 minutes over "Liberty Pussy".

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    1. I'm bracing myself for some disappointed porn seekers...

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  7. I think I just found my next mimi! Love this! X

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  8. Gorgeous! http://littleblingring.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. allready looking forward to the next post!!!

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  10. Ooooh! So pretty! And look at those teeny covered buttons. Love!

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  11. This is such a pretty and feminine blouse, Tilly!! I love how the fabric colour looks on you.... Really gorgeous! Pati x

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  12. PERFECT! I love this mimi hack - a girl can never have too many pussy bow blouses!

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  13. I love it. I bought some gorgeous fabric today and am patiently (!) awaiting your next blog!!

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  14. Such a beautiful blouse ! You did great job styling this look, it’s a perfect one for this Holiday season!

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