Mimi Mi Mimi Mi!

Last but one of my 2018 makes… Simplicity 8177 Mimi G wardrobe pattern [again], a second version of the long coat, this time in purple ponte, sleeveless [because I didn’t have enough lol]  I also had to piece the front facing and generally fussy cut this one.  Minimal fabric waste makes me happy! 50-50 sewn … Continue reading Mimi Mi Mimi Mi!

Cut to the Chase

My latest exploits in cutting things out in bulk: Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan, teal ponte [tried and tested]  This pattern, different fabric Style Arc ‘Maise’ dress, teal ponte top, purple/teal African cotton print skirt [tried and tested] Simplicity  8177 ‘Mimi G’ long waistcoat, sleeveless this time, purple ponte [tried and tested] This pattern, different fabric … Continue reading Cut to the Chase

Making plans…

Left in the Box-of-Abandonment [Not yet consigned to the Crate of Shame, but who knows what will trasnpire?]… The Bombshell swimsuit which is ALMOST good but needs tweaking.  But who needs a swimsuit in November?  Not this Fairy. Style Arc Daisy trousers in black linen:  too wide, weird pockets.  the fabric is worth saving though, … Continue reading Making plans…

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!

The Final Cut

More cutting out- even I’m getting bored now! Closet Case Files ‘Bombshell’ swimsuit in bright blue lycra left over from Dawn’s unitard [not yet blogged].  Super-stretchy stuff is so hard to judge!  I’m hoping this will be true to size.  I’ve cut  along three different pattern lines to sort out my hips bust and waist, … Continue reading The Final Cut

FINALLY!

The marking is DONE for another year, the holidays can begin!  I’ve had two days in my new workplace, and it’s going to be GREAT I just know it…they actually have a staff well-being programme!  Blimey! So tomorrow I will be getting on with some sewing, snoozing, and getting the maths out of my brain … Continue reading FINALLY!