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


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


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!