Paisley Simplicity 8084 Maxi Shirt Dress + Pattern Review

I made the shorter version of this dress last year so that I could wear it on my girl’s trip to Punta Cana. I made it in a neon yellow crepe that I purchased from The Fabric Store in Los Angeles. I haven’t had the opportunity to photograph that version, but hopefully I will before the summer ends. Once again, you all have caught me in yet another maxi dress! What can I say, I just love them and I love them even more when I make them myself. I wore this dress during my Sew Sew Def Magazine interview before I changed into my uniform. Make sure you get a copy of it HERE – I’m on the cover!!


This is one of Mimi G’s patterns for Simplicity that I made out of a crepe paisley fabric that I purchased from Craftsy. I hope you all like it as much as I do! I also included a pattern review below.  Happy Monday and enjoy your 4th of July!



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Pattern Description: Misses Shirt Dress using Simplicity 8084


Pattern Sizing:  I cut a size 8 top and graded to a size 10 bottom.


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes and there’s also a sew along video HERE.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love everything about this pattern-the drawstring, the pockets, I mean…”hello” it’s a maxi dress!!!


Fabric used: I used a crepe that I purchased from Craftsy that’s now sold out.


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the pattern top by an inch.


Would you sew it again? I see more of these in my future.


Interested in learning how to sew? Click HERE or the SEW IT! ACADEMY link on the right to get started!


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Above Photo Courtesy of MimiGStyle


Photographer: Say Cheese Photography and Studio, LLC on Facebook and Instagram




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