Mimi-ME!

Mimi G wardrobe pattern- #1:   T shirt in purple knit Simple, loose fitting, V neck.  This is actually the 2nd version.  The first in a khaki green knit remnant form the Jersey Lady in Birmingham market, apparently originally River Island, was  a bit of a mess on the neckband, and in any case, the missus … Continue reading Mimi-ME!

Jacinta/Jacinto

Tomato/tomata… Irrelevant to the dress, but I love the song.  There’s an interview with Peter Gabriel where he describes the song’s origins- I just know it makes the hairs on my neck stand up, good enough for me! Back to the sewing: Style Arc ‘Jacinta’ maxi dress, poly jersey, heavy ponte, quite beefy.  I got … Continue reading Jacinta/Jacinto

Coming soon…

I am sewing, honest, a little mojo has crept back, and I have a little heap of posts already written, awaiting pictures.  Unfortunately, with my new job starting tomorrow, I can’t pin the wife down long enough to take any! So, coming soon Mimi G trousers, coat and T shirt Swimsuit [finished but needs a … Continue reading Coming soon…

Frida Birds…

…or rather geishas, snakes and skulls. My response to Kate’s ‘Dress Like Frida’ project is this little beauty of a skirt.  Here’s Kate and cronies, honouring Frida- I think they had a great day! The fabric of course was utterly irrestistible, and not cheap, so a no-waste [no waist more like] skirt was the way … Continue reading Frida Birds…

Klimt Every Mountain!

At last!  The much-vaunted Klimt dress.  I splashed out on these two gorgeous panels some months ago, and pondered how best to use them to their full extent.  The fabric is GLORIOUS and the print is actually metallic, perfect.  I think I got them from Frumble fabrics, and each panel  was about £12, measuring 24″ … Continue reading Klimt Every Mountain!