Monday, January 16, 2017

A Year of Sew Japan with Mie.

A year ago my dear friend Celina asked me if I wanted to be on her Petit a Petit + Family blog team. I could do whatever I wanted. And together we talked about how fun it could be to sew a Japanese pattern (or two) every month during 2016. Sew Japan with Mie was born!
I almost made it though the year but ran out of steam in the last two months. BUT let's focus on the 10 months I did make something instead of the 2 I didn't. Yup, good plan, Batman!

There is not going to be a lot of talk in this post because I have done all of that in the different posts and I'm linking to them all from this post. But I just wanted to make one finishing post here on my own blog that brought it all together. It was definitely fun for me to scroll through it all and I hope you will think so too.

Culottes and a cardigan.
See the full post HERE.

Knit dresses.
See the full post HERE.

Suspender skirt and a tee with a lace collar.
See the full post HERE.

Dress with knit top and woven skirt.
See the full post HERE.

Woven dress with back tie detail.
See the full post HERE.

Oversized shirt.
See the full post HERE.


Shirt plus culottes with faux wrap skirt detail.
See the full post HERE.

Pinafore with lace overlay.
See the full post HERE.


One top three ways and in three different materials.
See the full post HERE.

Fall jacket/cardigan in sweatshirt fleece.
See the full post HERE.

Lastly I want to thank all of you who sewed with me month after month and linked up your Japanese goodies in the link parties. The parties are closed now but the links to all your posts can still be seen (and clicked on) in the end of each monthly Sew Japan with Mie post. 

I think I'll take a little break with Japanese sewing patterns and instead try to sew a capsule wardrobe with Celina's Project Sew It Facebook group (just search: Project Sew it on Facebook). All you have to do is ask to join. Every month has a theme and in January we are sewing sweaters and cardigans. You can sew for yourself, your kids, your husband and choose whatever pattern you want. Only rule is to have fun! I have already made my first cardigan of 2017 and I'm hoping to get a quick post done this week.  

Who is with me?!


  1. I love that you did a round-up of all these makes! So wonderful to see them all in one place. It really brings home how amazing you are and how lucky your girls are to have a Sewing Guru for a mom!

  2. I love the round up! I like them all but January, March and June stole my heart ❤️ looking forward for what 2017 will bring us with your gorgeous makes ❤️

  3. It was so good to see all of your gorgeous creations from the series in one place. Your sewing is inspiring ❤

  4. This post made me smile <3 So many beautiful and perfect makes, modeled by beautiful girls! Yes I'm counting you as a girl too <3! Thank you for all the inspiration my dear. Looking forward to see what you'll share in 2017! xoxo

  5. I'm so glad you put this post together! A year filled with beautiful makes! Such a cool idea which you executed perfectly! ❤

  6. I love all your beautiful Mie-style Japanese sewing! I won't join you for the capsule wardrobe - too hot to be thinking about cardigans over here! - but I can't wait to see what you'll make.

  7. I'm glad you took on this challenge, because the result is stellar


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