Mimi G High-Waisted Skinny Pants

I recently made Mimi G's high-waisted skinny pants, Simplicity 8655, using stretch gabardine suiting from Minerva Crafts and LOVE how they turned out! Thankfully I was able to sew along with Mimi herself through her amazing sew along video on Youtube. You can read all about my experience making these pants on Minerva's blog here!

Now I've made both the tie-front top and pants from the same pattern, both using Minerva fabrics. You can see my tie-front wrap top blog post here. I love both of these pieces, together or separately!

This fabric was gifted to me by Minerva Crafts. You can purchase the John Kaldor Paris silky satin fabric and stretch gabardine suiting through my affiliate links here.

Pictures by Sara at saraballenger.

Fern Top - Pattern Test

I was recently offered the opportunity to test a second pattern, the fern top, for Pattern Scout Studio. This pattern was truly a joy to sew. It was quick to cut and sew and is easy to pull on and wear, a fun sew for any skill level. 

One of the greatest parts about this pattern is that it comes with multiple cup sizes, allowing it to both fit well and simply pull on over your head. I made view b, with a straight skirt, and made no adjustments. In the future I will probably make other versions with a bias binding neck band and will also add at least an inch to the length of the skirt. I'm 5' so you may want to think about adding a bit of length too! I think this would also be a great top to try French seams on.

Thanks for having me test the fern top Casey!

Time estimate: 3-5 hours
Size: 6
Fabric used: poly blend from my stash, 1 1/4 yards
Care instructions: cold water wash, tumble dry low

Cost to make fern top:
pattern - $14.00 value
fabric - from my stash
thread - from my stash
TOTAL: $14.00+ value

This pattern was gifted to me in return for testing it for its release.
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