Mimi G Style Simplicity S9182

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Happy New Year!

First make of 2023! It’s definitely a time for sweatshirts. For weekends, slinging on after the gym, and for keeping toasty working from home.

I needed a new sweatshirt, I had the fleece back cotton sweatshirt fabric in my stash, I just needed a new pattern.

Something a little different. Something that reflected the half zip trend of 2022/23 to keep me up to date now that I’ve just turned 50!!

Using this as inspiration from Joules

And this one from Varley

But wanting something a little more cropped, I came across Mimi G Style Simplicity S9182

It’s a semi cropped half zip sweatshirt with an exaggerated collar and slightly dropped, slightly balloon sleeves and deep cuffs. The line drawing really appealed to me.

It is quite a neat fit. This is the pattern size eight which married with my bust measurement of 34 inches. I didn’t want an oversized look, but size up if that is what you are after.

I love the unique look of the oversized collar.

Inserting the zip neatly was probably the trickiest bit.

Mimi G patterns come with much more in depth instructions than your usual big four pattern with good instructions for the zip.

However I would really recommend buying a longer than necessary zip and using this method instead. Because I had bought the correct sized zip, not a longer one. I used a combination of them both.

My fabric was from 2021 stash but is typical of a fleece backed cotton medium heavy sweatshirt fabric

The lovely zip with gold pull is from Plush Addict -through their shop front on Amazon

I’m really pleased with it.

It’s just what I had in mind.

Love, Lucie xx

4 comments

  1. Looks fab, was the zip difficult to insert?
    I’ve just made 2 different versions of the Jarrah in fleece back sweatshirting. Its definitely that time of year.

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    1. No the zip wasn’t that tricky at all. Worst bit was the thinking about getting an equal amount of the zipper tape exposed on both sides, then realising that I was over thinking and just went with it! I’ve never made the Jarrah although I know it is a well loved pattern

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    1. I love the yoke options on that pattern although I’m desperately trying to pull back on pattern buying atm! I’ve so many printed out without even knowing what I have!

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