About

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Chicago, Mimi grew up
watching her aunt, a seasoned seamstress, create beautiful dresses for her clients. So naturally, after spending several years hand sewing doll clothes and sneaking away fabric scraps, Mimi developed a passion for creating.

At twelve years of age she was sewing for her mother,
and although the hems may have been uneven and far from couture, her mother wore them with pride. “The day my mom wore that red dress I made her, with the uneven neckline and hideous polyester fabric, is the day I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer. It encouraged me, even at such a young age”

In her early 20s, and a self taught seamstress and pattern maker, Mimi began taking on private clients and working to take care of her family, but she knew what she really wanted was to start her own fashion label. After years of dreaming and hard work she started on her path to creating her own label. “I have worked so hard for so long, that I feel truly blessed to have this opportunity. I am a thirty something year old mother of 6, so finding time to be a mom, a wife, and a designer is a lot of work, but its what I was meant to do.”

Mimi explains that, women have so much going on in their lives, that they need to look their best but be comfortable and as a working mim she still enjoys feeling young and sexy and that is what mimi g. is all about, remembering that looking great makes you feel great.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barb
    Aug 07, 2008 @ 04:17:33

    Your fashions are skills are top notch. I find it so inspiring to read and view blogs such as yours.

    Are you holding classes anyplace in the L.A. area? Please let me know – I sure need to hone my skills.

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  2. Gigi
    Aug 07, 2008 @ 04:29:36

    Just saw you in the Vogue email. Your blog is wonderful. You are very talented. I’ve been sewing for a long time and am now coming back to it and doing things for my grandkids. I’m 62, and a friend of mine always says that “young” people don’t do sewing anymore. First, she makes us sound very old, and second, I know that there are a lot more people like you out there. Congratulations, and I will continue to read your blog and get re-inspired. Besides I have a ton of fabric to work on. If you ever get to Chicago, let me know, I love Vogue, and can introduce you to several other great places.

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  3. Kristen
    Dec 18, 2008 @ 01:32:32

    I misplaced your blogname – so glad that PatternReview helped guide me back to it! I love your ideas (particularly today’s dress!)

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  4. sheema
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 19:59:47

    hi …i need the pattern pages for the DIY obi belt ….cant seem to find them…lov ur work…

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  5. simonnewhy
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 16:13:30

    Ms. Mimi I would love to purchase the how to and pattern for several of your items (Regal Maxi for sure). My 12yo saw the maxi and went crazy. I am purchasing a sewing machine and classes for her the Christmas. I would love to give you as a gift LOL! Please let me know how to do that.

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  6. Patience
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:25:31

    You have really inspired me to kick start my passion for making clothes, you are such an inspiration, keep posting those gorgeous outfits , i love them! Will post some pictures on your blog……….

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  7. michelle
    May 18, 2015 @ 11:44:10

    hi…ms. mimi am 21 year old and fashion,you have inspired me to my dearm as a fashion designer.i watch my mum sew cloth and i love it.thank you

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  8. Liz
    May 19, 2015 @ 15:36:48

    hi mimi you are a great teacher for sewers…thanks again

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  9. yatou
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 03:49:43

    I have watch many sewing tutorial, watching your sewing tutorial has help me understand a lot about sewing.

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  10. Terry Klapperich
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 00:39:05

    Hi Mimi! I am 74 and I love your clothes and you make a darling model for them! I am addicted to fashion and have been sewing all my life. Love your long black vest and gold coat set, especially palazzo pants!! I made the vest it looks great on. Can’t get enough of your patterns! Rock on, girl!
    Terry

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  11. Tracy Jackson
    Sep 13, 2016 @ 16:23:57

    Hi Mimi i was wondering if you sew for other people…i am a very petite 48 year old woman but i love ur style…i cant sew AT ALL..so i was wondering if you could hook my wardrobe up..

    PLEASE!!!!!Tracy Jackson

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