I wonder sometimes why certain patterns are discontinued. Especially in this case.
It’s a Mimi G Style pattern, Simplicity 8084, and I’ve found her patterns particularly well suited to my shape.
I’ve made it up previously in this beautiful blue crepe de chine, but I’m not as slender as I was 2 years ago!
I wore it many times both during that summer and for Christmas parties.
This time I went one size up, with the pattern size 14
This gorgeous stretch polyester crepe fabric from Minerva (now only available in the yellow) was bought for a Merchant and Mills Fielder Top but in a moment of brilliance 🙂 I put it with this pattern.
Having only 1.5m; the sleeves are short and I couldn’t cut 2 back yokes. I had to make up one of the button plackets in 2 pieces. Although there is something very satisfying in having the barest scraps left.
The dress, of course, has pockets.
And an internal bias binding casing for the drawstring which works really well
A hidden button placket
My Pfaff was with the machine repairer and my cheaper stand-in, bought for just these occasions, does not do automatic button holes. So I used Prym snaps which are perfect for a hidden placket!
I finished off the shortened sleeves with cuffs.
If you could find the pattern and were ever thinking of making one yourself there is a Mimi G sew-a-long You Tube video for the dress.
I didn’t pattern match, I couldn’t have even if a wanted to with the limited fabric I had, but I think the resulting break in this vivid print across the button placket looks perfectly intentional.
A very satisfying make.
Love, Lucie xx