A few months ago Marte from Compagnie M was just about to launch her paper patterns. Marte wanted to make sure everything was spot on before sending files to be printed. I was happy to help her test the Mara blouse pattern again.
It is not a secret I love this pattern. I have already used it three times - HERE as a summer blouse, HERE as a dress and HERE as a winter blouse.
I wanted to try something different this time and used ricrac to highlight the yoke instead of piping. I think I like it! The blouse is made from printed cotton I purchased at my local Spotlight. I have a feeling it was one of the Retro Depot prints.
The blouse looked super cute paired up with Little Monkey's Clover shorts.
The new Mara blouse was a popular choice for my daughter for a while. Then she started asking for 'that dress' pointing at the blouse. You see, last summer she decided she did not want to wear shorts and pants and only wanted to wear dresses and skirts.
I tried to convince her that the blouse would look super cute with her shorts. I guess I pushed too hard because she ended up rejecting the blouse. Its only fault was the fact it was not a dress!
Both the blouse and the shorts only got worn a few more times after that and then retired.
I still love the pattern. Maybe I should make a winter Mara dress for Little Monkey.