Hello there. I hope you’re not getting tired of me sharing Sew Over It makes 100% of the time. I’ve been wondering myself what draws me to these patterns (after just buying and cutting out a bunch of new ones…) and I think it’s the simplicity of the construction, the versatility and having found that for most of their patterns I do not need to make any adjustments. And that’s just such a huge time saver! I rarely have these moments anymore where I feel like picking a super complicated Burda masterpiece that I most likely will only wear once or twice. I crave patterns that I can make in a day over the weekend and can wear to work on Monday.
The Juliette Blouse took me a bit more than a day, as I needed to wait until the sewing shop opened on Monday to find matching buttons! I actually found the exact same colour, a peachy pastel pink, which was a little weird but I carried those two buttons home as if I found the most precious treasure, I can tell you.
This was the first time making this pattern and I really like it. I had no adjustments to make, as it’s quite loose-fitting. The fabric is a peachskin polyester with a little bit of weight to it, which works really nicely with the drape on the front detail. I love those little sleeve cuffs, they make the blouse look so elegant. We had a super hot summer, so I haven’t worn it often yet. I already see myself wearing this to death in autumn.
The Mia Jeans does not need an introduction, I guess. I stopped counting how many Mias I’ve made and plan to make. It might soon overtake my Ultimate Pencil Skirt collection in numbers. I found this really cool stretch cotton in our local sewing shop. I wasn’t too sure about the print when I saw it on the roll, but I went for it and I really love it now. Such a cool trouser fabric! I got a lot of compliments wearing this. And it’s also really comfy to wear because of the stretch.
Oh, and here’s a picture of me changing in the car, hehe. Anyone else do that when they take pictures for the blog? I’m being honest here – we do not take pictures just before I head out to work wearing my outfits. I would not have the nerve. Also it takes a lot of coaxing for the husband to comply with all this. (The current price is one round of board games per outfit…)We take an afternoon and drive somewhere and take pictures of several outfits during those sessions, so I sometimes have to get dressed in the car. This way I only have to get my hair done and apply makeup once! I noticed that I really need this as I feel much more comfortable having my picture taken when I had time to doll myself up a little.
What are you making on the weekend? I currently have cut out a Florence Dress and a Doris Dress (both Sew Over It), which I’m really exited about. The Florence will be a first. I have already made a beautiful Doris, which I’ll share real soon!
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7 thoughts on “Another Sew Over It Love Affair: Mia Jeans & Juliette Blouse”
Beautiful outfit and beautiful pictures. Your husband does a good job once you’ve coaxed him out for a photo session! 😉 You made me want to jump over and buy a SOI pattern right now.. even though they don’t fit me as well as they fit you!
Ah, now I’m having second thoughts about the Mia-jeans now I’ve seen how nicely they fit you! Other than the Lola-coat it’s the only pattern I haven’t made yet from the e-book. I haven’t quite dared to make pants yet, though…
And such a great idea to do a photo shoot with several items at once! I also have a lot of trouble to get my boyfriend to take my picture so when I finally get him to take pics I guess it’s better to make the most of it and photograph several outfits, haha!
Also, great job on choosing exactly the right blush pink color to go with your skin tone and hair color 😀
Oh, hehe, I didn’t do that on purpose – I guess it was a lucky pick then 🙂
I like your jeans well made and great fit. Now you have inspire to make my own jeans. I am sorry you lost me there. What is Mia jeans a pattern from book or is it from you?
Hi there 🙂 It’s a pattern from the ebook “Capsule Wardrobe: City Break” by Sew Over It!
I like your blouse very much. The color of the blouse is great! Of course, beautiful pictures. I like to browse such blogs very much. As for the pants, I really like their cut. I love such styles!