The Jessica Dress – Mimi G Style

I have been sewing a lot for myself lately, and I'm basking in it.  I love summer, and I need clothes that I love wearing in summer!  Sun dresses, shorts, tank tops, light and airy blouses, swimsuits, you name it, I need it.  My warm weather wardrobe needs an overhaul, badly.  Well, this summer dress …

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The Mermaid Maxi Skirt from Tie Dye Diva

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be part of Tie Dye Diva's Mermaid Maxi Skirt Blog tour because I can finally share my lovely skirts with you!  If you've been following along with the other tour bloggers then you've already seen some pretty gorgeous skirts.  To think, before this pattern I would never have thought …

Getting Touchy Feely with Your Fabric

Today I’m blogging over at Cali Fabrics using this very lovely rayon gauze and Tencel denim to make myself the reversible Metamorphic Dress by Sew Liberated!  I love her patterns and sewing philosophy, so I was happy to finally sew up one of her dresses.  Plus you already know how much I love Cali Fabrics 😉

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Metamorphic Dress fabric shot

One of my absolute favorite things about fabric shopping is getting all touchy feely with it.  I really love texture, so my hands are all over the bolts, pulling out just enough fabric to get a good feel for its texture and drape.  This is impossible online for obvious reasons (although you can always order a swatch if you’re patient enough!).  CaliFabrics does an excellent job though when it comes to photographing and describing their fabric, so I knew I’d be happy with my choices!

Now this was the first time I was selecting fabric to make myself something reversible.  The land of reversible clothing is one I’ve traveled to many times with my girls; there’s just something about wearing two dresses at once that makes them giddy.  For myself though, reversible clothing always seemed a bit odd.  Why wouldn’t I just want to sew two dresses instead of getting…

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