Handmade · Pants · Sewing · Tops

Cami & Pant Set Simplicity 9114 by Mimi G Style.

Hello everyone I’m back! I’m usually eager for Fall to arrive but not this year, 2020 owes me a whole Summer..LOL Feels like we skipped a Season or two. I’m going to start transitioning my Summer sewing to Fall slowly, starting with this Cami and Pant set Simplicity 9114. Inspired by Mimi G herself and Brittany J Jones, two of my favorite sewing bloggers in that order. Check These babies out…

Love the high waist pants and the spaghetti straps on the top. I cut a size 10 for the pants and a size 8 for the top. I will make a size 12 for the pants next time, I forgot about my Covid weight and I could use more room. I added one inch to the length of the top, I’m not comfortable showing my belly because of an ugly scar. Looking at the photos I noticed that the pants covered that, so next time I’ll use the pattern as is. For the pants I decreased the length by three inches. I also shortened the front crotch by one inch and added that to the back. These are my usual modifications for any Mimi G pants pattern.

This is not the actual pattern it is just a quick drawing to show my modifications to the crotch.
Check out my cute button…

Let me tell you a little about the insides of the trousers. I finish the pockets with French seams, I love how they look even though only I can see them. I finish the the waistband and the hems by hand. I could have used bias tape but I’m just too lazy for that. I used a Rayon Crepe fabric I had in my stash left over from a jumpsuit I did last year. Back when I was buying too much of the same fabric.

That’s it! Thanks for reading, I’ll be back real soon!

Sewing · Tops

Button Down Shirt-Simplicity 8830

I have been wanting to make a button down shirt for a while. This Simplicity 8830 has clean lines and easy to make. I used a Mickey Mouse print cotton I got at Joann’s. I was following the instructions and when I finished attaching the front pockets I realized they didn’t look like the picture on the envelope. I know Mimi has a sew a long video on You Tube for each of her patterns but I didn’t have time to watch it. Perhaps she explains why she did them in a different way. Anyway since I wanted them to look like the picture I redid them.

I had to put this project away for a bit because it was giving me scrubs feelings but I eventually went back to it. This is a petite pattern which I loved. Simplicity patterns tend to have a lot of ease so I always need to do some adjustments for my short torso. I cut a size 8 based on my bust measurement and adding a few inches so it will look like it’s supposed to. I thought the sleeve were going to be too tight but they turned out to be just right, if you don’t have noodle arms like me add some room. I omitted the side seams pockets, this might sound weird to some people but I didn’t see the need for them in a top.

Overall this is an easy pattern, unless you’re afraid of buttonholes like I was some time ago. I really dislike making them because my sewing machine then was not the greatest. I upgraded my machine over a year ago and now my buttonholes are flawless. I recommend practice on fabric scraps until you get the hang of it.

Happy Sewing ..❤️