The Mira Dress Blog Tour

Man, was I stoked when Heidi asked if I wanted to join in on The Mira dress blog tour!  I had to read the email a few times to be sure I was understanding it correctly.  To answer no was not an option in my mind so here I am sharing my lovely Mira dress.  If you read or at least scroll to the end you’ll find a special coupon code to E & E Patterns

By Dagbjørt

Anita wanted the blue Cotton+Steel fabric with the gold diamonds, as she called it.  I only had a small piece left of it so I used it for the center front piece and the lining.  Luckily I had  another Cotton+Steel fabric that coordinated perfectly.  I bought both these fabrics from Miss Matatabi back in 2015 according to my Etsy account.

By Dagbjørt

I loved playing around and matching up the stripes.  Stripes are so fun!  At first I forgot about matching the front and back pieces over the shoulders so I had to recut the front side pieces, lets just say at least ones!

By Dagbjørt

The Mira dress is in true Elegance & Elephants style, simple and playful yet sophisticated and elegant.  The pattern pieces are perfect and the instructions are great, in other words a very fun sew!  I also love the burrito style method when making a lined bodice, it amazes me every time that it actually works.  Heidi has a great video tutorial if you’ve never done that before.

By Dagbjørt

I made the version with the gathered center front piece but instead of gathering I did improvisational pleating.  I tried to make the pleats so that all the gold specs would show, that’s why they are not as irregular as they could have been.

By Dagbjørt

Anitas dress is a size 5 but I lengthened both the bodice and the skirt pieces to a size 6 and the fit is spot on.

By Dagbjørt

I’m so glad that we have passed the phase where everything had to be or include a good chunk of pink for a piece of clothing to be accepted by my little princess.  At least if there is some sort of sparkle to it Anita is on board with it now.

By Dagbjørt

Of course we need to practice waving like a Princess in the new dress, awww!

By Dagbjørt

I’m sure it’s a very strange sight to look at us when we are taking pictures, Anita runs and jumps around and I try to keep up and snap pictures and hope that at least some of them are in focus.  Thankfully we haven’t gotten any snappy comments on how I let her play outside in the cold without a warm jacket.

By Dagbjørt

The Mira dress is one of those classic dress patterns you just need to have in your pattern collection.  Sizes go from 6 months to 10 years so you can use the pattern for a long time.  You can make the front bodice in one piece or do a regular panel or a gathered panel.

By Dagbjørt

I promised you a special code at the start of this post so here you go: If you use MIRATOUR at check out you will get 10% off everything in the E & E Pattern store.  This code will expire on Monday, March 27 at 11:59PM PST.  So if you’ve had your eye on some of her patterns now is your change to stock up!

I think this pretty much wraps it up!  Thanks for having me on your blog tour Heidi and thank you all for stopping by!!

Be sure to check out the other stops on The Mira Tour

Lavender Blue, Hilly Dilly




so-cal sewing mom

Molemieke’s naaiblog

la modista de Atenea


Kneesocks and Goldilocks




Author: bydagbjort

I'm a mom to four fantastic kids, three boys and a girl. To teenagers and to toddlers so never a dull moment in our household :) We are from Iceland but have been living in Norway since 2001. I have a newfound passion for sewing. My hubby travels a lot for work and I needed something to do at night when the little ones are a sleep because suddenly my teenage boys would rather hang with their friends or play on their pc's than be with me - why is beyond my imagination :) Thanks to Pinterest I found some amazing sewing bloggers, whom I've been stalking, and realized that I could dig out my sewing machine and start sewing. Now it's all I think about. I've been hoarding pdf patterns and learning from all the amazing tutorials that are out there. I've decided to try out this blogging thing as well to document my sewing journey. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for stopping by, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! XOXO Dagbjört

6 thoughts on “The Mira Dress Blog Tour”

  1. What a beautiful dress! I am so impressed by the matched stripes and lovely fabric choices. The pleats in the center panel are a great idea.


  2. This dress is so beautifully made, Dagbjört! I had a “why didn’t I think of that” moment when I saw those pleats! So beautiful! And you know, our daughters are exactly the same size! In a smaller world, it would be so fun for Anita and Anja to play together. 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the tour and making this amazing dress!


    1. Thank you so much, I’m so glad you like it! ❤️ I am sure they two would be great together and they could show each other their dress colletion 😂 I will let you know if we cross the big pond in your direction so we can have a play date!


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