The Jessica dress by Mimi G Style review

Fabric used: Cotton lawn (Art Gallery fabric). You could use so many different fabrics – rayon, linen, cottons…

How is the sizing? The bodice is fantastic. I was very happy with the fit, only small tweaks were required. The pattern comes in size XXS-XL.

How clear are the instructions? Very clear plus there is a YouTube sewalong.

Is it worth buying? Absolutely! At the time of writing (May 2020) this pattern is $3 but I’d recommend this pattern even if it was $12.

As mentioned above, Mimi G has a video sewalong and the dress is so easy to make I won’t go into construction too much.

There are 2 pattern pieces for the bodice front and 2 pieces for the back. This allows you to achieve better fit. There is a facing for the neckline but since my fabric was a bit sheer I lined my dress.

As you can see I changed the skirt part of the dress. Instead of gathering I went for a half circle skirt with 2 pleats in the front.

Here is Sienna pretending to do some measuring. These photos were taken before we put the floor in. My little sewing room was the first room to be renovated in the house. Not sure whether to be proud or ashamed of that statement.

I know some people might be concerned about the thin straps but nothing stops your from making them a bit wider. Talking of straps, they were quite long so make sure to pin and try the dress on first before sewing them in. I know I’m stating the obvious but I ended up unpicking as they were too long. So it’s a reminder for myself too 🙂

I absolutely love this dress and take it with me on every trip.

I would really love a classic version in black which would work all year round. It’s hard buying plain fabrics when there are so many beautiful prints calling my name but I do love a LBD. Watch this space!

Monika x

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