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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Refashioning Thrift Store Finds

Today’s post is about recycling/refashinoing a Thrift Store T-Shirt. ย I found this shirt about 2 weeks ago at one of my local thrift stores. It’s a size XL I think but I fell in LOVE with the pattern and just KNEW i could do something with it!! This shirt only cost me 3.00!!!!!!! ย What a steal!! I think the shirt was beautiful before I decided to cut it up, it would have been cute with a belt, Oh well though! lol. ย On to the photos…

I used MCCALLS Pattern M6791 ! I was going to freestyle the dress with no pattern, but since it’s sooo cold here in Atlanta, I really wanted sleeves. ย As a new sewer, drafting sleeves is not something thats easy for me. ย I attempted once and it didn’t come out so well. I understand them a LOT more now, and I think I will tackle them one day down the line with NO pattern!!

Any who, I only used the front piece and the sleeve. ย I cut the front piece a little below the waist and I plan to use this as a base for all of my dresses since I can always change up the neckline easily.

*** YOU CAN USE ANY BODICE/TOP PATTERN YOU LIKE***

Oh, Also by the way, I add interfacing to all of my patterns that I plan to reuse A LOT!!! ย This makes them super duper sturdy. ย I know you can retrace them onto sturdier paper , but that takes wayyy to much time to me, and this is so much neater and QUICK lol.

To make this dress I simply placed my pattern onto my t-shirt and I added length and added my hip measurements then cut out the dress. ย I used scrap leather that I had lying around for the sleeves.

This was my end result ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me know if you would like a video tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading!