Mireille – Fabrics

Isn’t choosing fabric the best part of a new project? Today I’m sharing my roundup of some beautiful fabrics that would be great for Mireille!

Mireille is sized for knits (although you could go up a size or two if you find a good woven that is just to irresistible). You’ll want to look for a lightweight jersey with a good amount of stretch. Your fabric should also have a nice drape so those kimono sleeves are nice and flowy!

There are so many great options, but here are few that I just love!

Tie-Dye

tiedie

[one, two, three]

Tie-Dye is such a fun print and it is a great complement to the boho glamour style of Mireille! Not to keen on the colors or patterns available? This is perfect chance to try out your dyeing skills (I’ve been wanting to try out some natural dyeing processes).

Black and White

bandw

[four, five, six]

Black and white is always a classic combo. These shades can turn your Mireille into a great top to wear with trousers or a pencil skirt for work. It also makes your top versatile enough to wear to work and then in the evening with jeans or shorts!

Jewel Tones

solid

[seven, eight, nine]

Jewel tones add a touch of glamour to clothing. They’re also the perfect tone to make Mireille a great piece to transition from summer to fall to winter.

What fabric are you going to use to make your own Mireille?

Say Hello to Mireille

Today I’m so excited to share with you my first pattern! Mireille is a knit, kimono sleeve top with a “V” cutout detail. Best of all, you can download the pattern for yourself for free!
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Mireille is designed for lightweight knits with a good drape. Although knits are the intended medium, you could easily make this with a lightweight woven by going up a size or two.


I wanted to make Mireille for a large size range, so it is available from size 0-22. It’s also a beginner level pattern. This a great chance to work with knits if you never have before.


I can’t wait to see you’re Mireille creations! When you’re posting your finished projects be sure to tag them with #mireilleshirt and #goodnesshandmade.


I’ve got a few more posts to celebrate the release of Mireille, so make sure you come back later this week.