He had been on my mind for a while, a romantic Mira. But you know, time ... In our store we had the perfect combo: the off-white double-gauze fabric from Atelier Brunette and a beautiful Greek lace. I still had a piece of the lace at home. Perfect!
The Mira pattern by Fibre Mood is a simple sewing project that is very popular, as all creations on instagram and the website of Fibre MoodA top without darts with a small button at the back, a middle and bottom piece and a somewhat wider sleeve. You have to be a fan of the oversized model, because oversized it is :) But because you have to gather the middle and lower part, you can narrow it to your own taste. The flexibility of your fabric is very important here. I had a double-gauze cotton which is not a very fluid fabric. I have not changed anything at the top but I have narrowed the middle and the lower part. I have narrowed the middle part about 40 cm in total (so about 20 cm per pattern part), the lower part at least 70 cm (35 cm per pattern part). The amount of fabric Fibre Mood advises is often quite large, also here the case. Just with the narrowing of the lower pieces and some puzzling, I only needed 1,8m double-gauze!
The dress is also rather short I think. I am of course 1,80m tall so extending is a standard activity for me. By adding the lace, I already extended five centimeters twice, I also extended the top piece 3cm and the bottom one as well. I shortened the sleeve 5cm because I also wanted to put on a piece of lace there.
Adding the pieces of lace was not difficult at all! Some customers are insecure about working with lace because it would be difficult to sew. Nothing at all! It goes really smoothly! I first cut bars from the Greek lace, you can easily cut along the curves of the lace and then cut straight at the top, as in the pictures below:
I then closed the lace at the side seams so that I could slide it nicely over the upper part or the middle piece. Put the good sides of the fabrics together and stitch on 1cm from the edge. Then I turned the lace to the front, so with the good sides of the fabric facing you. Just iron flat and then add a topstitch, just next to the edge of the double-gauze so that you stitch the seam for extra strength.
Really, I'm so how happy with it! Fortunately, nice summer days are coming to wear it! And thanks also to my sister for this great photo, a top picture!
Inspired? Both fabrics can be found through the link below:
Lot's of sewing greetings,