72. MimiG & #pfRepresent

Episode 72: Mimi G &  #pfRepresent


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We’re digging into our past challenges to renew our call for increased representation by pattern companies.  I’d like to challenge our listeners to only make things this month from pattern designers that offer diversity in their imagery & design:  fat, old, queer, disabled, etc.

Link to previous intro episode:

Catch up:


I made the Merchant and Mills Etta dress (larger sizes here), a new wrap dress from what is becoming my favorite pattern company. Used black IL019 linen for my toile.  I think the bodice is too big, but I will wash it before I try a smaller size (already chose a size below my measurements. Made a few mistakes so I’m really glad I did a practice before my fancy fabric.  2nd practice will be a top.  

I started cutting out the Fibremood Simone – totally out of comfort zone fabric.  It’s Katie Kortman double gauze that I bought last summer and I’m mixing two prints, one for ruffles and one for the rest.  I am so excited to make the dress version too.  Did you add ruffles to your dress?  The others I have seen haven’t seemed as gathered as yours.  Love the fabric you chose.


Jenny’s makes since last time: Cardenia Chemise by CaramiyaMaui, Tate by Caramiya Maui, two Simones by FIbremood, Florence by Merchant & Mills, Amelie by Untitled Thoughts, Jill by Fibremood, and Kinfold by Jennifer Lauren Handmade.

New patterns:

Sew House Seven Sauvie

 Pattern Features – The low front and back V-necklines and narrow straps were designed to cover bra straps and optional bra keeper instructions are included to hide and secure your bra straps within the garment for that extra couture detail. 

With two pocket options, three hem finishes, two waist finishes and two hem lengths, you can mix and match any of the version’s features. 

Front & Back V-necklines – the back neck is low but should just barely cover a bra.

Shoulder straps that cover bra straps with optional bra keeper snaps.

Bust Darts

Pockets: Version A= topstitched, single layer pockets; Version B= in-seam, loose pockets

Version #1 – loose at the waist with above the knee hem.

Version #2 – loose waist, midi length with side vents.

Version #3 – wide elasticized waist, midi hem, A-line skirt.

Version #4 – wide elasticized waist, midi hem length with bottom ruffle.

Auvers Top by Itch to Stitch

Wearing the Auvers is like hearing a whisper in the summer breeze­—it is soft, gentle and delicate. The Auvers Top is designed for very lightweight woven fabric. In the front, two halves cross diagonally to create a V neckline. Elastic is applied on the bottom front to create a blouson effect. The back has a shirttail hem. Because it is sleeveless, it’s perfect to be worn under a jacket or cardigan, but of course, it is also great to be worn alone, tucked or untucked!

Fibremood 20!

Interview with MimiG about plans for improved representation at the Big Four pattern companies!

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