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Meet Mimi G: Designer Focus

As you may have spotted this week, our Instagram page has been taken over by Mimi G, one of Simplicity’s fabulous guest designers! We’ve been talking design inspiration, Mimi’s favourite patterns as well as hosting exciting competitions and Q&A’s.

Award-winning stitchy expert Mimi has been blogging about all things sewing-related for years now, gathering a huge following on social media, and even featuring on Project Runway Junior in the US! She can list ‘Best Latina Blogger’ and ‘Essence Top Ten Must Follow Instagrammer’ among her many accolades – and here at Simplicity, we love working with Mimi and seeing what stunning designs she creates.

With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of our favourite Mimi G pattern designs.

Skinny jeans

One of Mimi’s all-time favourites, Simplicity 8516 is the perfect starting point for a pair of jeans – especially as there is a Sew Along video to guide you along the way!

Mimi G skinny jeans

Overalls and knit tee

One of Mimi’s highlights as a designer was creating Simplicity 8354 with her daughter – who also happens to be the model for this pattern!

Mimi G overalls


A fabulous choice for both regular and plus size, Simplicity 1016 can be worn both as a coat, but also a cape! AND it’s currently in the sale – what more could you ask for?

Mimi G outerwear

Find out more about Mimi, in February’s Sew Magazine!

Sew chats to blogger and Simplicity designer Mimi G about her fabulous pattern collection.