Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

Mimi Dress – Pattern Parcel

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

It’s Pattern Parcel time! Are you as excited as we are?? Since this site is called Mimi’s Mom, I made my girls the Mimi Dress by Filles à Maman. Makes sense, right?? Aw, yeah.
Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

My “Mimi” is the older one, and Ellie is both her shadow and complete opposite. Now that Ellie has started Kindergarten, the school staff can pick her out as so obviously Kimberly’s little sister. They’re 5 and 11 going on 15, each with their own sense of style. But every once in awhile, something just works for both of them. The Mimi Dress is one of those things. It would even work for me! Luckily, there is a women’s version as well.
Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

The options I picked here were voted on by the younger, who insisted on matching exactly. Luckily the older was happy with that. No collar, in the dress length. Both want to rip the belt off, but I can’t win them all. I adapted the pattern to a 3/4 sleeve as requested by simply folding the full length sleeve in half and creasing, then folding the bottom up to meet that center crease and using that as my new cut line.
Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

I really liked the details of the pattern’s design. The facing and keyhole neckline look so sweet, and the hem facing makes it easy to finish the shirttail hemline. It’s a fun and casual look, but also an easily dressed up design. Even with the infinitely classic style, it was so comfortable that both my girls begged to sleep in their Mimi Dress.
Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

I love this Parcel, because it’s perfect for girls of a wide range of ages! Mine are 5 1/2 years apart, and these patterns have classic, clean lines that appeal to all ages. I’ve got a couple more pieces on my sewing table now that just might make it to the blog before the time is up. So, are YOU ready to go buy your Parcel yet??? Need more convincing? Scroll down for more details!
Mimi Dress - Pattern Parcel

Parcel #5: Girls and Tweens includes:

Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishsticks Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles à Maman

BONUS PATTERN: Sunki Dress by Figgy’s

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Bonus Pattern:
Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Sunki Dress by Figgy’s. Fun pockets, a stylish silhouette, plus make it in knit or woven. Double bonus! The pattern includes both size runs, so you get 18 months through a 16 tween sizing. This is awesome sauce!

How Pattern Parcel Works:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised over $11,000 for classrooms in need!

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Want to see more looks from Parcel #5? Check out these other awesome bloggers!
Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour Schedule:
Friday, September 19
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Saturday, September 20
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The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21
Keep Calm and Carrion ||
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Monday, September 22
Radiant Home Studio ||
Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23
Sew Fishsticks ||
La Pantigana ||
Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24
Shawnta Sews ||
Sprouting JubeJube ||
Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25
Make It Perfect ||
Mimi’s Mom ||
Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26
Needle and Ted ||
Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27
Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28
Stitches by Laura ||
Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29
Cookin’ and Craftin’ ||
The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30
mama says sew ||
FABulous Home Sewn ||
The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1
lady and the gents ||
That’s-Sew-Kari ||
Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2
Gracious Threads ||
Blogs Like A Mother ||

Friday, October 3
sew chibi ||
Lulu & Celeste ||
Made by Sara






9 responses to “Mimi Dress – Pattern Parcel”

  1. Sara Avatar

    Cute! The look comfy and wearable!

    1. Darcie Avatar

      Super comfy! They were NOT happy I made them change at bedtime.

  2. brianne Avatar

    I am so in love with these horse dresses!

    1. Darcie Avatar

      Thanks! Me too, my girls love horses!

  3. Mae Avatar

    Looks great! I like the added fun of the rainbow fabric on top.

  4. Mae Avatar

    Agh! Wrong post darn it. Lol I do love the matching horses- & sister sister love! 🙂

    1. Darcie Avatar

      Haha, yes, the sisterly love alternating with sisterly annoyance!

  5. Crystal D. Avatar
    Crystal D.

    I love this fabric and this dress looks soooooo comfy!

  6. Jill Avatar

    They’re so awesome looking in their matching dresses. I can’t imagine life with two little girls. Just the one I have is too much some days! At least they like their new dresses. <3

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