Compagnie M. Mara Blog Tour – Mara goes to Paris

When Marte announced a secret summer blog action over at Compagnie M. I didn’t have to think twice before adding my name to the list.

When I found out that the subject of our secret mission was to be the Mara Blouse, I was thrilled.


You can see my Paris inspired Mara blouse, head on over to the Mara blog now and check it out…then head on back to find out how you can win some super prizes.

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Discount code:

If you’d like to make your own version of the Mara blouse, Marte is generously offering a 10% discount on the pattern from now until 17th August 2014.  Just pop over to her shop and use the code MARA-ACTION.


Once you’ve bought your pattern, why not enter your Mara in the sewalong.  There are some great prizes to be won…check them out here!  The closing date for the sewalong is 17th August 2014.

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A note about the fabric:

Whilst we are now right at the beginning of the summer holidays, when very little in the way of sewing will take place, I wanted to be prepared for the raft of family events and parties that will take place in the autumn.  With that in mind I created a season appropriate party outfit for Button that will be equally at home at a family lunch or a school friends bash at a play centre.

My fabric choice was a complete antidote the the raft of Pepto Bismol and Acid Barbie Pink that my little miss has been choosing at every opportunity recently.  I completely pulled rank on this…I’m sewing it…I get to choose the fabric.  Total Mummy Brat moment and I’m not sorry! 😉

The Eiffel Tower fabric is from Oh Sew Crafty on eBay, and the spot from Dunelm.


I received a complimentary copy of the Mara pattern in return for my participation in the Blog Tour.  As always, all opinions are entirely my own.


18 Responses to Compagnie M. Mara Blog Tour – Mara goes to Paris

  1. anne w says:

    This. Is. Too. Cute! I love the colours and she looks so fabulous! 🙂

    • Evie says:

      Thank you. The colours are reminiscent of a top that Daddy loved her in but she’s too big for now…so it’s a big hit all round!

  2. sosoabricot says:

    Your Mara is beautiful ! I love this Tour Eiffel fabric (and I live in France near Paris ;)) ! I almost finish mine and I can’t wait to show it on the blog 🙂

  3. Vicki Kate says:

    This is gorgeous! Pulling Mummy rank for the win – Button looks so cute and quite sophisticated in it!

  4. Helen says:

    That looks beautiful.
    Mine is also 6 going on 16 and sometime you do need to wrestle back that bit of control!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you…control is a losing battle sometimes, no? Thankfully she was very excited by this fabric. Phew!

  5. I love the Mara blouse and would wear a grown-up version. The fabric is so cute and she looks so stylish and French

    • Evie says:

      I’d love a grown up version of this too….I suppose the Carme is the nearest thing to it.
      I can’t quite get to grips with just how grown up she’s looking these days! Sigh!

  6. Fiona M says:

    Your little girl is gorgeous! Love the top, and the colours are perfect on her – daddy was right!

    • Evie says:

      Aw, thank you. I think she’s gorgeous but I’m rather biased. 😉
      Daddy has a good eye for these kind of things, and I’m just relieved it’s not pink. The current make, which just needs 20 mins to finish, is a very loud, almost acid, chartreuse. I’m on a roll with the anti-pink campaign! ;-D

  7. That is stunning – she looks so beautiful and very grown up!

    • Evie says:

      TOO grown up if you ask me 😉
      We’re going to be beating the boys off with sticks, for sure!

  8. This top is stunning. I love your fabric choices. Sometimes it pays to put your foot down. I love this top. Wish it was an adult size. Xx

  9. Compagnie M. says:

    Completely in love! Thanks for participating. M