Simplicity 1159 Pattern Review

Forgive me, I sewed this dress a couple of weeks ago and am just getting around to posting my official review. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my picture of the dress when I first completed it. (Hint: follow me on Instagram!)Pattern: Mimi G for Simplicity 1159 View AFabric: Floral rayon from Joann’s FabricsDifficulty: Beginner/Intermediate – Mimi G patterns come with a video sew-a-long done by Mimi G. herself. This is especially helpful if you get caught up on the terminology of pattern instructions. I was able to follow the pattern instructions for the bodice and lining without much confusion. Fitting adjustments: I made a full bust adjustment to the bodice and adjusted my bust dart again to take care of excess fabric above the bust area. This bodice should be flat to the skin for the best look. Additionally, I adjusted my side seams on both the back and front bodice pieces so that my side seams were in the proper place. I also added length to the bodice and to the skirt to accommodate my 5’9″ height.Final thoughts: As usual, Mimi G. breathes fresh life into the sewing pattern world with her stylish and sexy patterns. This dress comes with a higher back option, but I chose to sew the low-back option even though it was a bit out of my comfort zone. Because of the floweriness and feminine look of the dress, I did not feel over-exposed in the back at the least. I would recommend a convertible bra for this dress. *wink* I definitely planning on sewing the shorter version with the more fitted skirt and a higher back option for the spring.

3 replies on “Simplicity 1159 Pattern Review”

  • Thank you so much for your recent help on this pattern. It was challenging but the sew along made it easier. I had to make adjustments in the bodice as well and move the darts. The worst thing was it was just about finished but I had to take the entire thing apart for the adjustments. It was well worth it and thanks for your help and support. -KeshTy

  • Thanks for checking out my review! I didn’t follow the tutorial because the instructions were pretty easy to follow, but Mimi typically doesn’t adress much towards fitting because it’s in an individual need. I know I need to make fit adjustments because I know how patterns typically fit my body. I made a muslin (a couple, actually) of this bodice before I cut it out of my real fabric. Making it out of a muslin showed me what didn’t work and what adjustments I needed to make. I’ve been studying fit and learned how to make the adjustments necessary for me. I’m 5’9

  • Great review! How did you know you needed to make those adjustments? I’m assuming MiMi’s video talked about that? I have a couple of her tutorials and she does explain things perfectly! Thanks for the review.

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