Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I Line My Knits With

Hi Darlings!

I get asked this often so really quickly here is the short of it ;-) I line my knits with knits usually with the same fabric if it is thin and solid. If I am using a print or a double knit I line my knits with Tricot which you can find HERE and used also for lingerie.





xoxo
MG



DIY Wearable Muslin Dress + Pattern Review V1344

Hi Darlings!

I have had this pattern in my stash for a long time and I wanted to make it but just did not know if I would love it or not so I finally tackled it and used a fabric I had in my stash courtesy of Joann Fabrics. I used something that if I liked it I could wear it and if I didn't I had plenty more of to make something else, lol.

A muslin is used to make fit adjustments to your pattern or drape before cutting into your actual fashion fabric. Muslin for me means anything that is a scrap fabric that has the same sort of feel, hand, weight as the fabric I plan to use so I can get a good idea of how the pattern to fabric will really react. Sometimes if I want to make it and am pretty sure the fit will be fine but am unsure if I will like it once made up I use a muslin that is wearable and made from fabric that I have enough of to "play" with and if it turns out good I can actually wear it, lol.


Pattern Description: Misses Dress

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Kinda

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was on the fence about it but I like the sleeve caps in a contrast color and I like the front ruffle.

Fabric Used: Print Challis Courtesy of Joann Fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? I think I would prefer it in a solid color but since this was intended as a muslin, it works.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I think it's cute and a great summer dress but think it would be better in a solid.






Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wide Leg Jumpsuit Now Available!

Hi Darlings!

We have a new addition to STITCHED9 today! I LOVE this jumpsuit and have worn it so many times, It is a great closet builder because it work wonderfully under a blazer when the weather starts to transition. Here are the pics and colors and of course you can ORDER NOW HERE!! We love and appreciate all your support.

**On another note now that the grey off the shoulder dress is sold out the tutorial will be available August 6th!!** I also have a BLAZER Class coming up so stay tuned!


xoxo
Mimi G

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! & Sponsor Thanks

Hi Darlings!

I am finally feeling like things are getting back to normal and so I wanted to take a moment to thank all the amazing sponsors who continuously support me and my readers.

During my Sewing, Fashion & Style Conference I had the absolute pleasure of having Kenneth King as a speaker and he was just so personable, so knowledgeable and really funny! His presentation was so engaging that I didn't want it to end. On top of him being so great he also came bearing gifts for the attendees and I was able to giveaway his new Smart Fitting 3 DVD Set and a copy of his Novel.

GIVEAWAY

For those of you who were unable to attend this year Kenneth and Threads have given me another set of Smart Fitting w/ Kenneth King to GIVEAWAY here! This 3 DVD set is a GEM for ANYONE who sews and wants to learn how to fit patterns from the best.


  • Fit any figure, solve any fitting challenge.
  • Smart solutions you'll use every day.
  • Learn the art of fitting from a fashion leader and a highly sought after instructor.
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Thank You!!

I have been seeing so many pics, posts, tweets and instagrams from you guys and I just had to take a second to say thank you again and please share your pics on my page or tweet using the hashtag #mimigstyle I will be sending out an email to all of the attendees so we can stay connected!















Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 2 SUCCESS!



Wow! What an amazing two days, I am so happy to have met all 84 attendees! It was great to see so many women from different backgrounds, race and age come together to support and motivate each other. GIRL POWER!! that is what it's about folks, helping each other and sharing.

I am so mentally drained that I am going to take a few days to recover and rest and will be back on Wednesday. Thank you again SO MUCH!











xoxo
Mimi G

PICS Day 1: Mimi G's Sewing, Fashion & Style 2013

Hi Darlings

To say that I am tired is an understatement, lol last night I hit the bed and that is all she wrote! We had such a great day and the group of 84 women, some who live in Cali and some who flew in from Chicago, Baltimore, Florida, NY, Texas and even Canada! were AMAZING. They all had great energy and were such an inspiration to me.

Here a few pics from Day 1 and I am off to get ready to start Day 2 with the amazing Kenneth King in the the house.

DAY 1
















FABRIC LEARNING & SHOPPING

























THANK YOU TO ALL MY SPONSORS!