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Sewing Simplicity 8394 Review – Mimi G

 


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Sewing Simplicity 8394 Review

Hello everyone! I have been really busy sewing lately ! Lets just dive right into everything that WE (because you love it too right) love about this pattern and MimiG!

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Seam Work Magazine – The Margo Pencil Skirt Review

Hello, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day ! It’s beautiful here in Atlanta and HOT as hell!! Perfect weather for sundresses and skirts!!!

I’ve been saying that I would make more “work appropriate” pieces since that is where i spend the MAJORITY of my time – so today I decided to wear my Margo skirt by Seamwork magazine !!!

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New Look 6491

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new look 6491 dress

This will be a really quick pattern review! I’ve been looking for a pattern that had a really deep plunging neckline. I just love that look ! This pattern was absolutely perfect for that!! The bodice (top) is fully lined so I did not need to wear a bra – which is always great 😀

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Seamwork Magazine – The Ariane Slip Dress Review

Ariane Slip Dress Pattern

I am in LOVEEEE with the Ariane pattern!!!!  This is definitely my new “freakum” dress. (Beyhive stand up!)

This pattern was a “freebie” that is the dress version of the  Ariane Bodysuit pattern. Which I plan to review as well later next week. I know that seems backwards to review the “bonus” pattern before the pattern it origanted from – but there was a method to my madness!!
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Seam Work Magazine Subscription

 

I have been really really selfish.  I should have told you guys about this amazing subscription when I found out about them back in 2015.

What subscription am I talking about? Seam Work Magazine !

What is Seam Work Magazine ?

Seamwork Magazine is an online pattern magazine bringing you two beautiful projects every month for just $6, along with articles, techniques, and creative ideas that make sewing a pleasure.

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Pattern Hack – Simplicity 8135 Review

 

 

I have a co-workers that is ALWAYS making me think outside the box when it comes to designing.
Every time I design something for her – It’s a chance to learn a new technique or play with new fabric.  She has such an amazing , creative style – so it’s always an adventure trying to figure out how to make HER vision come to life!

This is the inspiration photo she showed me:

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This is my rendition :

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In order to get this look – I only used the Back Yoke and the bottom portion of the bodice.  If i used the side piece that came with it – it would have been too much frill on the sides.

I made a test top in a similar fabric – and i’m So glad that I did! I intended on using the “side piece” but because I made a “muslin” this time – I realized that it wasn’t needed. Saved myself a lot of time and sewing!!

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The Trimming came from Fabric.com

I normally hate doing muslins but when it comes to sewing for others – its almost ALWAYS a MUST – Specifically when working on a new style or with new fabric. Styles can look drastically different depending upon the fabric that you use- so it’s always good to use a fabric that is the same or very similar to the fabric you plan to use for your project.

 

The shorts review is coming up next 🙂 I used a NewLook pattern. Stay tuned!

 

Pattern Description:

I made view A for a client.

These super Easy-to-Sew pieces sized XS to XL feature a tunic with contrast yoke and side bands and skirt with trim hem or contrast band in three lengths

Pattern Sizing:

XS – XL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

I think had I made it according to their instructions it would have looked exactly like the photo.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Extremely easy pattern. Very few pieces.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There wasn’t anything that I disliked. I did like the fact that it had so few pieces and was so simple.

Fabric Used:

100 % Polyester from Joanns.com — Link to fabric Here

Similar Trim from Fabric.com found HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I only used the back yoke and the main bodice piece (that is both for the front and back).  I did NOT use the side piece, because for the look I was going for – it wasn’t needed.

I also made the front lower piece shorter than the back lower piece for a High – Low hem effect.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

If this style is requested again. Surely!

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Summer Maxi Dress Mccalls 6744

Quick post, this maxi was so easy and effortless to make !

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Pattern Description:
Pullover dresses have bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and narrow hem. A and B: fitted bodice. C and D: mock wrap, very loose-fitting bodice with elasticized shoulders.
Pattern Sizing:
XS-XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Absolutely!! I used the top from view B and the skirt from view C.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were very easy to follow!!! And very QUICK!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved how there wasn’t many pieces included in this pattern, so it made for a really quick and easy project. Instant gratification with this pattern.
Fabric Used:
I used a polyester blend that had some stretch.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of hemming, I simply lined the bodice of the pattern. Of course this added additional time to a “quick” project but it was so worth it to me. I love linings!! I even love understitching lol. It looks so much more professional than a narrow hem to me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! I plan to sew it again in a beautiful cheetah print and a couple of solid colors as well!

Conclusion:
If you are looking for a really easy to follow BEGINNER pattern , THIS is definitely the pattern for you!!

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Closet Case Files : The Nettie Pattern

I have finally decided to review one of the many PDFS patterns I have purchased in my short time sewing ! I must say I am beginning to love them a lot more than than commercial patterns ! (You know Mccalls, Simplicity Butterick etc). 

I love that I have the ability to print them out at FedEx, which means sturdier paper ! I love that many of the styles are up to date and the pattern sizing is usually aligned with RTW(ready to wear) unlike the previously mentioned companies.



This pattern is pretty quick and easy to make. I really enjoyed designing this style dress. I decided to go with the low back and the Scoop neck. I plan on making this dress again as well as the body suit version 😍😍 I’m so excited about spring !

Pattern purchased here Closet Case Files

Pattern Description:  The Nettie is a quick and easy to make wardrobe staple. Close fitting with high cut arms, she can be made into a knit dress OR a bodysuit. This pattern is infinitely customizable with a choice of 3 sleeve lengths, 2 neckline and 3 back variations


Pattern Sizing: 

SIZES :
2-18 (size chart)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely !


Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow. i made the body suit when I first began sewing over a year ago. So it is definitely great for a newbie(which I still am lol) 😊

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved everything about this pattern!! I really love the fact that one pattern can give you so many different looks ! 

Fabric Used: Scuba Knit from fabric.com 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: It fit perfectly. I didn’t need to adjust a thing 😍🙌 I plan to make quite a few of these in different styles.


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely 😀