Hi Ya’ll. Every sewist knows about Mimi G (unless you’ve been hiding under a rock.) She is a rock star in the sewing world. Over the past few years, she’s gone from a DIY YouTuber to sewing guru. I have mad respect for her skills and business mind.
As much as I enjoy her work, I had never made one of her Mimi G for Simplicity patterns. I’ve probably watched all of her sew-alongs but never actual made one. Crazy, right? Well, during one of JoAnn’s Simplicity Patterns ‘5 for $5’ sales I picked up some new and some older patterns from her collection and finally decided to give one a try. In this post, I’ll share with you my opinion and experience with Simplicity’s 8123 pattern.
Simplicity 8123 is a Mimi G pattern that includes a straight or A-line skirt with a faux wrap button panel. The pattern is suitable for lightweight to medium weight woven fabrics (nothing too fluid). For this project I made View A.
Average. The instructions are fairly easy to understand but I highly suggest you watch Mimi G’s YouTube tutorial on this pattern.
I used a sateen floral print I purchased from Hancock Fabrics’ “Going out of Business” sale last summer.
I decided not to make actual buttonholes for the button panel. I realized it wasn’t absolutely necessary once I looked at some of Mimi’s other variations of this pattern on Pinterest.
Zippers! I made a newbie mistake and attached my invisible zipper incorrectly. I proceed to remove it and reattach it. For some reason, this must have cause it to get offline because when I began to zip it up, it became a huge mess. 😒 This is the first time this has ever happened to me.
I really like this pattern but I doubt I’ll make it again. It’s not a wardrobe staple for me. But what I like most about this pattern is the sew-along video. You guys should definitely check out the video… Mimi makes it look so easy. Oh yeah, the zipper thingy… I haven’t changed out the zipper yet, but I will soon. This dress is too adorable to go into the sewing graveyard. I just don’t look forward to ripping the seams.
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