Monday, February 4, 2013

Winners!!! + Class Supplies!

Hi Darlings!

Congrats to the following two winners of the Simplicity Pattern #2314 and the $25 Gift Card to Fabric.com! make sure to email me your name, mailing address and email so I can get you these out to you asap!





Thanks to Simplicity.com they have offered a 15% OFF the class Pattern and FREE SHIPPING! Use Coupon Code: MIMIGNL15 

*****READY TO WEAR SIZES AND PATTERN SIZES ARE NOT THE SAME. 
I wear a size 2 or 3 in ready to wear but I sew sizes 6-10 depending on the garment so don't be alarmed. 

I have highlighted the areas you need to focus on when ordering your pattern and buying your fabric.
I usually cut and make a size 6 for myself which is highlighted above and because we are making a skirt that falls away from the hips (non-form fitting) we only need to focus on the waist measurement today.

#1 Measure your waist and select the size closest to that measurement.

#2 Just below that you will notice I pointed to skirt B (below knee) which is the one I will be making and it says I will need 1 1/2 yards of fabric.

*Note: The length has no bearing on the lessons so if you want to make Skirt A (long) or Skirt C (short) then choose the fabric yardage next to that skirt and under your size.

#3 Once you have determined your size and fabric yardage go ahead and order your pattern HERE and enter the coupon code to get 15% off and free shipping.

We will need to buy lining fabric for the skirt because as you can see this pattern is for an unlined skirt so we will be making our own lining. Make sure to buy the same amount of lining as you do your skirt fabric.


For Sizes 20-24:  Butterick 3134 View B is a great option of you fall between a size 20-24 according to the measurements given on the back of the Butterick pattern. You will be able to follow along so dont worry to much about having to use an alternate pattern and choose your size and fabric yardage the same way as I explained for Simplicity 2314.



Simplicity 2314 HERE or Butterick 3134 View B HERE
(supplies are the same for both patterns)

Fabric (suggestions and purchasing links below) 
*remember to buy the fabric yardage according to your Size and Length you have chosen*

1.5 yards Lightweight Interfacing (@Joann's "Natural Ultra Weft 860F" or Online HERE)

Lining (same yardage as main fabric) suggestions and link below

9" Invisible Zipper (Ignore the pattern suggestion) 

Hook & Eye


If you need sewing machine suggestions go HERE for my personal choices.


FABRIC + LINING

African Prints (no wax)
Ikat Prints (my choice)



Any lightweight to medium weight Cotton, Denim, Pique, Polin or Crepe will be good, avoid anything that is slippery, silky or stretchy (like knits)


Okay, make sure to get all the supplies and I will meet you back here on friday for the first lesson!














34 comments:

  1. Hello Mimi,
    Does the coupon code work for Simplicity's international customers and PDF downloads.
    I would have to download the pattern.

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  2. If you have a HobbyLobby near you the Simplicity patterns are $0.99 this week.

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    1. Thanks for that info...

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    2. Thank you! They just opened one here in my area. :)

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    3. Thank you going tomorrow...

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    4. Thank you!! I have one right down the street.

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    5. Thank you! I have one right down the street.

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    6. Thanks ALOT!!! I got mine today for 99 cents plus tax!!

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  3. Thank you Mimi for doing this! You are truly wonderful!!

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  4. I'm sooooo excited!!!! Thanks Mimi

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  5. Hello Mimi,

    Quick question, what happen if you waist size is not on that particular pattern? Do I need to find a similar skirt in my waist size?

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    1. if your size is not in the simplicity pattern then to use the butterick pattern 3134 that has the plus sizes on them.

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  6. I ordered my fabric from fabric.com and I found a coupon code for 15% off everything. The coupon code is: THX113.

    I can't wait to get started. ;)

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  7. Oh man! I totally forgot to enter, and I even forwarded your info to my two cousins to sign up since they want to learn (and I'm no teacher). No biggie though, looking forward to the videos!
    Http://vintagezest.blogspot.com

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  8. Mimi - what a great thing you are doing for the masses!! Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing the craft we love some much! Note for the "newbies" fabric stash is soooo good! (LOL!)

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  9. You go Mimi! :)

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  10. Do you mind sharing your height? It would helpful to know as you get to the hemming steps, just to judge proportions. Thanks!!

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  11. Good night Mimi et al,

    I just bought my downloadable pattern and will paste it together tomorrow. Mimi, my question to you - as my fabric selection here on my island is not as vast as what is available in the US - would you be able to suggest some additional fabric suggestions; I will try for the cotton twill or I am hoping to get a tribal print. I am so looking forward to the next four weeks, I will be making good use of my time management skill - balancing classes, assignements, gym, mimi online sewing class and oh yeah the 'bills payer'. Thanks again for this opportunity.

    Oh, Mimi - I was going over your OsOT/DIYs and I was looking at your pants photos. You noted that you edit the pattern to get the flared leg fit that you like. MMMMMM!! I was wondering if sometime in the near future you will be putting out a tutorial on your technique for obtaining such a fit ( I am very hipsy and I think that fit is more appealing for my shape and I would love to try my hand at making slacks like yours).

    Regards
    Alison

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  12. Any suggestions if you are 7 months pregnant? I've joined the group, but I think I'll wait till late April/early May before I start a project (hopefully I will be back to a normal size)! :) Thanks so much for this awesome project!!! I cannot wait!

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  13. I will purchase fabric on Friday since that's the only day I get to go outside this week. I was so excited about the classes that I forgot to enter the giveaway! LOL
    Looking forward to the classes. Thanks again!

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  14. FYI, I live on the east coast and bought this pattern from Hancock's Fabric on sale this week for $1, all of their Simplicity patterns are on sale for one buck each. I stocked up! Thanks for offering this class Mimi and sharing your talent with us.

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  15. I purchased my fabric and pattern from JoAnn's last night. Seeing that Hobby Lobby has the pattern for .99 this week, I had a copy of their add and the cashier price matched it at JoAnn's!

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  16. Not sure if my previous post made it....I was able to price match the pattern for .99 at JoAnn's by showing the Hobby Lobby printed ad from the website. Make sure the date is visible at the bottom. I was also able to use Hobby Lobby's 40% off coupon as well on the fabric!!!

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  17. ok just finished gathering my tools not sure if I should wait for the pattern and gift card cause I dont know how to go about it.but Ill be waiting for your instructions this is so amazing I cant wait to begin.thanks so much for the chance to participate

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  18. Mimi my wait is a 24.5 is it still possible for me to complete this pattern?

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    1. Yes just cut the smallest size and Ill go over how to adjust once we get started.

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  19. Hi Mimi

    I notice that the pattern waist size only goes up to "32" and I'm a "34" waist. Also I could not order the pattern before tonight and they are sold out. It has been a very busy week for me and my plan was to order the pattern on Friday but my system was down. I will try and find the pattern at Joann's on Sunday if I can get out because we had a bad snow storm on Friday and I have been unable to go out because the roads are closed. Is there another skirt pattern I can use if I cannot find 2314?

    Evelyn

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    1. I have already said several times that if your size is not in the simplicity pattern then to use the butterick pattern that has the plus sizes on them.

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  20. Hi Mimi,
    I went to a Hancock Fabric store, and explained to the store rep that I am a beginner. She was in disbelief that I was taking a course online with a fab teacher in Cali. She said how is she going to see/feel your fabric? Why does she want you to use a lining? The questions went on & on. As I exited she said I'm here if you have questions...hmmmm.
    All that to say thank you for being so optimistic about our abilities to learn how to sew & enjoy what we are doing.

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    1. LOL< people are always quick to discourage, she didn't even realize that she was already making you feel like you weren't able to do it, smh.

      I got you doll ;-)

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  21. Hi Mimi! I'm sure you're overwhelmed with questions ... I need help... I bought ikat fabric. What do u suggest for the lining?

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  22. Im late but I ordered everything today & bought a machine!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.