I am starting to realize just how much I might be into fashion. That sounds noncommittal, I know. It also seems silly, because I sew. But sewing and fashion sewing are VERY different things. I have always liked looking nice and I try to put more than 30 seconds into what I might wear for the day, but I wouldn’t have considered myself a fashionista until recently. I am going to classify myself as a low maintenance fashionista for the time being.
I bring this up because this year I discovered Mimi G. For anyone who doesn’t know who that is, she is a fashion sewist with a line of patterns for Simplicity. She has a blog and does videos on Youtube giving step by step instructions for her patterns (among many other things). This chick is a straight up diva and I LOVE her. She has no idea who I am, I just want everyone to love her as much as I do. She is completely self made in her career and gives lots of advice for other sewing entrepreneurs out there. She also helped me realize how much I want to sew my own wardrobe. Her patterns are great and (at least in my opinion) are cut in a more flattering and modern way than some other patterns I have tried. I don’t love all of her designs, as some of them are form fitted knits and I haven’t lost the baby weight… Ok, its less me not liking the design and more me just being jealous tbh. If you didn’t know who she was before reading this, please please please check her out. I think about sewing and my business in a whole new way after following Mimi G.
Here is a pic of me (and my lovely momma) in my new blazer that I made from the Mimi G for Simplicity pattern 1167, view D. It fits great and is the perfect casual blazer. I already have fabric to make another one because I am so in love with it!
Let me know if you love Mimi as much as I do!