Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DIY Dress: Colorblocking Love!

Hello!!!

Okay I just couldn't wait so I took some pics of me in the Heidi Merrick inspired dress this morning.
Then I changed and went to work, lmbo! you will see that outfit tomorrow ;-)

I used NL 6083 and added 6.5" to the length because the pattern is for a top not a dress.
I cut the pattern into sections and added seam allowances. I wanted the back one solid color so I didn't change anything except adding the length and I wanted it to be a pullover dress so I didn't add any zippers.
I also wanted the sleeves to be a solid color so the only adjustment I made was to take them in a bit for a slim fit.

I used a crepe back satin for the dress but used the non shiny side.

When the sun is out and shining I'll take some pics for you guys ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.

53 comments:

  1. Very nice, I like the colors you selected.

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  2. Your dress looks much better than the H.Merrick dress! B.r.

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  3. yay! very nice...My sewing instructor suggested I use crepe back satin to create this look.

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    1. lol, it worked really well for this.

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  4. This is gorgeous! I seriously wanna get into sewing!

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  5. Now I really want to make this dress...too bad school is in the way!!

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  6. You are soooo talented!! Love this dress, all of your creations look so great on you!!

    Toni

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  7. Fabulous colors! Love how you left the back solid.

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  8. This is so pretty!! I love the choice of colors!!!


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  9. This looks even better than the Heidi Merrick frock! Ahhmazing :)

    xx

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  10. Birdbug again: Seriously Mimi...Heidi Who...the dress on that pattern is far, far less attractive than your DIY one. Your dress is so much more taylored, fitted and store bought looking for a lack of better words...lol! Great, great job as usual!

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  11. Yes - colorblocking love! I wouldn't have given that pattern a second look, but you make it into this. I love the colors and how you left the back solid.

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  12. great dress.... just saw a similar look on the fab "Atlantic Pacific"

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  13. Hey Melissa, Thanks!
    I saw the dress on atlantic-pacific too that where I saw it and new I had to make myself one, lol

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  14. You are so talented!! I hope me sewing skills get to be like this one day! love the dress!

    -Cherrie
    CherrieAmore.com

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  15. I love love love the colors! I also like the fact that it's able to be made into a dress. I'll have to check this one out. I think I'd make my version knee length. Do you think it would look right at that length?

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    1. Yes it would look great knew length just make sure to keep the dress from tenting.

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  16. This color block shift dress is amazing! I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now and I'm totally inspired to get moving on mine. I love how you only color blocked the front and left the back solid. Doing so really makes the front stand out! I simply love it! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! cut wait to see yours ;-)

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  17. I love, love, love this color block dress! You've inspired me to jump on the band wagon!

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  18. Miss Mimi...You are serving the children all types of Latina Princess Fabness!! I don't think they were prepared for this stylish delivery, but it gave me everything plus more!!

    Aforementioned on twitter you look absolutely divine and inspire me daily!! Keep it up! ;-)

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  19. Super cute dress!! Can you please start an online store?? lol

    Xoxo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com

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    1. LOL, im kinda thinking about it, lol

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  20. Dang, Mimi, you beat me to the puNch. I saw this dress on atlantic-pacific and shop bop and I had just went to the fabric store to get the colors I wanted. But u beat me! Lol. It looks great and I can't wait to make my own.

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    1. get er' done and let me see it! lol

      xoxo

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  21. To to cute,your very talented Mimi....

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  22. Dang, Mimi, you beat me to the punch. I had saw this look on Atlantic-Pacific and shopbop.I had just went to the store and got the colors I wanted. I love your version of the dress , and I also love the addition of the salmon/ coral back. Thanks for sharing the pattern and your pics. I'm definitely going to use that pattern as my base. One question, does the crepe back satin iron well and minimal puckering?

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    1. I had no puckering that the steam couldn't fix and the crepe worked really nicely! it irons just fine.

      xoxo

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  23. WOW.. love your Heidi inspired dress...

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  24. You have amazing sewing skills, and amazing legs! Love the dress!

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  25. Seriously...you should have a shop or something...

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  26. I love love love this dress! You look amazing! I cannot believe you made it, you are talented girl!!

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  27. I just stumbled upon your blog and am already addicted. It's so nice to see a sewing blog that's really stylish, without the frump and boxy cuts! I wanted to just say, keep up the great work!

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  28. Mimi, when you made this dress, did you line it? How do you decide if you will line or not line a garment? Thanks, Tanya

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.