Friday, March 23, 2012

Dear Michael Kors, Sorry I Knocked Off Your Dress...

Dear MK,

I love you dearly and you know I am a true fan! I own many of your handbags and tons of your jewelry/watches but recently I saw a hot pink sheath dress that I loved but the price tag was cool $1,245!
Unfortunately for me that is just not in my budget so I had no choice but to make my own version of your dress. Now, if you would be so kind and send me the belt in the picture to complete my look I would be most appreciative.

I still love you very much!
xoxo
mimi g.


MK Dress $1245.00 and My Version $22.00



96 comments:

  1. This dress looks amazing Mimi! I'm sure MK would approve. :)

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  2. OMG! You are so talented & so awesome! If only I had your gift my closet would runneth over, lol

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  3. Aw, come on! We know you're not really very sorry! Your dress turned out great!

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    1. You are so right, lol I am not that sorry :-)

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  4. This dress you did is perfection and honestly, I like it a lot more than the original. If you head to here at asos, they have a similar belt for $10. I really love this look. I think I have the same shoes too lol!!

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    1. Thanks doll! headed to asos now!

      xoxo

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  5. omgggg!!! ur sewing skills are the BOMB!!!! i soooo wish that I could sew... I do wish one day reaaal soon that I learn to sew!keep up the AWESOME job that U do.

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  7. wow this dress is gorgeous you have skills girl!!! it fits you like a glove!!

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  8. Don't buy DIY!! It turned out fabulous...go girl (^_^)

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  9. FAB-U-LOUS! Love this! It does make you look very tall!

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    1. Thanks Erica, Tall is good cuz I aint but 5' 4" lol

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  10. Wow, so amazing. You are such a talent. F21 has a little skinny gold belt.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up on the belt :-)

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  11. 1st of all your dress looks way better than the MK dress lol. You did a phenomenal job on that dress. You go girl :)

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com

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    1. Aww shoot you are too kind :-) lol

      xoxo

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  12. As Heidi Klum would say "HA!" Nice belt save Caribbelle!! Mimi now your price tag is $32!! Thas wut I'm talkin bout!!!!!

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  13. you did an amazing job!! the dress fits you like a glove and it has a cool finish/shine. i discovered you on chictopia today and just wanted to say hi! :)

    it would make me happy if you visited too!
    pandaphilia style

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    1. Thank you so much! and thanks for stopping by my blog ^_^

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  14. Oh, it turned out great and really shows off your figure. Well done!

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  15. MiMi I love your dress I like it better then the MK!!! I sent you an email and I did not get a response sad face!!!

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    1. Hi love, I'm so sorry about the email but honestly I have about 2pages of emails I have to respond to and I'm trying to keep up with them. I do my best to respond to comments cuz its faster but emails take me a while, I get a ton of questions. I will be going through them this weekend and promise to get back to you.

      xoxo

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    2. Hi Mimi,
      Your dress is fantastic, the pearls are great, it doesn't even need the belt! And your look is $5000 so who needs MK?(just joking, I love MK even though I can't afford any thing he's got!!!)

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    3. Leslie, I need MK too!!! but sometimes I need MK style without MK prices, LOL!!!

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  16. What a stunning piece Mimi, you look fantastic. You are such an inspiration!

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  17. I just discovered your site. You did a wonderful job with the dress. It is simply stunning. i'm new to sewing and have a hard time finding the right material for my projects. Can you tell me where you shop for most of your fabrics?

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    1. Hi Anonymous ;-) I shop in so many places but I live in LA and we have a huge 13 block radius of fabric shops. Online I buy from www.trimfabric.com a lot and from www.gorgeousfabrics.com

      xoxo

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    2. Wow, nice that you have a lot of fabric shops. I just move to Nashville and haven't fund any fabric stores besides Joann's. Thank you for the links and for your response!

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  18. Omg. Girl you have great talent. I wish I had your skills. You look fabulous. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing what's next from you.

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  19. Love, love, love. Especially the fabric. What is it? Belt or no belt... It is Faboulous!!!

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    1. Thanks love! the fabric is a stretch sateen ;-)

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  20. Gorgeous As always. I told you I'm signing up for a sewing class. Girl I wanna be just like you when I grow up. LOL!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. LOL!!! so excited that you are going to take some classes! yay!!!

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  21. WERRRRRRRRRRK!!!!

    I'm about to attempt the same thing with a Helmut Lang blazer. Hoping it goes half as well as your version of the Kors dress. Wonderful work.

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    1. LOL, can't wait to see your blazer, I'm intrigued!!! ;-)

      xoxo

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  22. OMG! the dress is a dream of every women! perfect fit! great! great! great!

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  23. girl your dress is so beautiful... "Love It"

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  24. Wow this is impressive. You totally inspire me to continue to sew no matter how impatience I get when it doesn't come out to what I want it to be.

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    1. you know i got much love for ya cuz I'm from the Chi ;-) don't give up!!
      xoxo

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  25. Just Stunning!As is everything you make :)

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  26. Love this!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  27. This dress it's giving me life right now..love it

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  28. You're my inspiration and my hero. Gurrl, you are killing it with that dress. If this was a competition MK would be politely bowing out right now.... Did you have to modify the torso? I have the oposite prob, curves with short torso, so tops, dress, etc, end up bunching up on my bum. What's the best / easiest way to adjust for that (pattern instructions confuse me)?

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    1. LOL, Thank you so much! the easiest way to shorten the pattern is to look for the parallel double lines at the waist (that signifies you can cut there) then you just take out the space and reattach. you can also just fold out the amount you need to take out to shorten the pattern.

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  29. This looks great! I am always amazed by your talent. Truly amazing.

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  30. WOW!! That looks amazing Mimi. Do you take orders? I'm in Florida..

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    1. No hun sorry, i don't sew for hire anymore.

      xoxo

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  31. Wow! Your level of talent is out of this world.. this dress is unbelievable!!!

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  32. Mimi, you did it again! Amazing what a little know how, skill, and talent can do for you. I don't think I could tell the difference if both side by side. Great job

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  33. You look simply stunning! What a beautiful dress! Michael Kors eat your heart out! (even though I LOVES him)

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  34. You better work....your hands are truly blessed. My granny said women who were good with hair had "growing hands"......you have some "sewing hands" I don't know how to do but surely wish I had the patience to learn....look how much money you saved!

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  35. This is gorgeous! Great job!

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  36. Love it!! I must learn how to sew. You look great in that dress...just fab. :)

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    1. Hi again Mimi after I saw this post I am thinking for a few days about start sewing (I cant sleep at night thinking and excited about that haha). You very inspiring me a lot. Right now I am looking for small auto sewing machine. I think Iam going to start sewing class very soon still looking for one in my area.

      Anyway I am going to post wish list in my blog and mention you there. Hope you are ok with there dear. Please dont say no that going to make me sad :(.
      ♥ you and kisses!
      Minnie

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    2. Ohh love you more dear :)
      xoxo

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  38. Wow your dress looks better than the MK! (tho I love MK too). It's a shame you don't sell your creations! :( Awesome work and continued inspiration to you!

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  39. Love it!! What pattern did you use?

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    1. yes PLEASE what pattern is this?

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    3. I'm also interested in knowing what pattern this is please? Love this dress as well as the maxi skirt, I love all your diys :)

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  40. I WANNA DO THAT TOO !!! I would be blind if I didnt agree with all the compliments! I'm green with envy with your skills, not to mention you figure. You are truly an inspiration! Just a couple of quick questions, how many pieces did you have to cut for this dress and are there two darts in the back as well in the front? NOT that i think i can handle this but just the mentally piecing it together.

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  41. mimi the name of the pattern please we all wanna know what pattern did u use xxx

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    1. sorry doll, there is no pattern I drafted it from scratch based on my sloper.

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  42. shame i do have a dress pattern that fits me well but at the moment i can't make the dress cause i am expecting my second baby :) and i must say u have been an inspiration, i have bought some pattern already so when i pop this little Angel out i will get back to my sewing :) xxx PS u have an adorable family and ur story really touched me, well done for what u have accomplished in ur life xxx

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.