Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY Maxi + DIY Wrap Top: Girl You Be Killin Em'

Happy Hump Day!!! I am in such a good mood today because the sun is out and I am so full of color I am about to freakin burst, lol! I made this maxi and top over the weekend and couldn't wait for it to be warm enough to wear it. I am thinking the next tutorial will be an easy peasy maxi skirt, what say you?


The skirt is a printed chiffon and the lining is a white poly. The pattern for this skirt is uber easy you just have a whole lot of gathering. It came together pretty quickly and it makes me so happy just looking at it, lol!

I used my serger for the rolled hem and an invisible zipper in the CB

NL6149 is out of print but I think you can still find it online. I read the reviews and they weren't great but I knew I could make the adjustments needed. The first thing was in every picture shown in the reviews the ties looked limp and kinda sad and I think that there just needed to be fitting adjustments made and it would have been fine. This is what I did: Took out 5/8" on each side of the pattern because I wanted the sleeves to look more raglan than dolman. I also interfaced the ties so they could hold shape and I also used a 1/2" strip of interfacing on the hem and then sewed my hem so it would be a crisp hem and not wobbly because my fabric is very light weight.

I wore it with my H&M Necklace, MK White Leather Band Watch, Green Stone Ring from F21 & misc bangles and thang's

xoxo,
mimi g.

135 comments:

  1. Grogeous print, oh my word! The entire look is beautiful.

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    1. Such a gorgeous outfit! I love the print of the skirt and the colour combo is amazing!!

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    2. Is there a tutorial for thus yet?

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  2. Can wait till the maxi skirt tutorial, they're my favorite thing to wear. I love maxi dresses also !!!!!

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    1. LOL, I am working on a simplified tut ;-)

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  3. SLOW DOWN SON YOU'RE KILLING 'EM! I LOVE this look! Can't wait for the tutorial, I just bought some fabric today for the midi skirt and for the Mission Maxi!

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  4. I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I'm in love! I've been wanting to learn to sew for a while and you are definitely pushing me to start! I'm about to check Craig's list and eBay for sewing machines now! I love all of your work and this skirt is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!!!

    http://allthingsmeee.blogspot.com

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    1. Its my pleasure!!! yay for you!!!! so excited!

      xoxo

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  5. OMG! This outfit is soooo beautiful, now I want to make this exact outfit! I just got my fabric today for my "Mimi midi skirt" lol. Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  6. Impeccable!!! I'm looking forward to the tutorial too. The MIDI Pencil Skirt tutorial was great (I actually made one :) ) Thank you so much for posting pics and tutorials....you really inspire me! #Beginner

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    1. You made one and didn't send me a pic!! smh, LOL I wanna see it!!

      xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous! I've been making maxi skirts out the wazoo the past few days!
    You just look stunning!

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    1. Thanks Adrienne! & Me too, I love wearing them!

      xoxo

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  8. Lovely Mimi--you could've made the whole outfit from paper bags and on you it would be flawless... yet you chose a perfect green and the happiest floral. I love it.

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  9. Yes, please! Your pencil skirt tutorial just killed my fabric stash -- and got me started for spring (it's still cold-ish in Chicago, though!). Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love the colors. So pretty and springtimey

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  11. Make it work Mimi ;) I will be happily waiting for the maxi skirt tutorial - these patterns be killin' me lol - you look fabulous!

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  12. This is Absolutely Stunning .... I want to make this today..lol. The colors are beautiful, you look amazing.. thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oh yeah! look foward to more tutorials too :)

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  14. Mimi gurl, you are showing out today!!!!! Gurl with this outfit and today's weather in sunny L.A., can I get a bow down, love it!!!!

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  15. My first time visiting your blog and I absolutely love this outfit! You have great style.

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  16. This is absolutely fabulous. I love the print of this skirt, it makes me think of tropical breezes and sandy beaches!

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    1. Lol, Thanks! Sandy beaches sounds good to me!

      xoxo

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  17. SO GORGE!!!!
    WWW.STYLE4CURVES.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  18. Oh, you mess with my head - but in a good way!

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  19. Oh, you mess with my head - but in a good way!

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  20. OMGosh I LOVE this!!!! The top and skirt are absolutely beautiful! Do you sell your designs? I would love to rock this Mimi G. look!

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    1. No I don't sell them, although Im kinda thinking about it now, LOL

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  21. This is beautiful! Ugh I wish I could sew :) you're pretty darn amazing
    Great job!

    Xx

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  22. That really is a gorgeous looking outfit.

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  23. This is a very happy outfit! I love the beautiful print of the skirt, and the shirt looks of such great quality. The interfaced ties was a smart change.

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  24. I love it. Sofa king cute. I would love to see your closet. How do you store all these clothes? I need to be blessed with your skills.

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  25. I don't know what happened to my post. Anyhow, your outfit extremely cute. I would love to see your closet. How do you store all these clothes and fabric? I need to be blessed with your skills.

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  26. OMG! You look tooo cute!! I cant even pin point parts of your outfit that I love because everything is fabulous :)

    Xoxo,
    Ashley
    ASassyWoman.Com

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  27. wow u've really out did yourself w/ this look stunning print dear:) i want to see u on the next project runway, and fashion star u have an amazing gift and the entire world needs to see it:)

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  28. Thats sooooo hot!!! mimi you are so talented.

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  29. Yes indeed...girl you be killin' em LOL. I love that skirt! I'm working on a DIY maxi myself. I'm taking an old pair of jeans and cutting them off right below the zipper. Then, I'll create the maxi at the bottom. So it's a half & half skirt.

    I look forward to seeing your tutorial on this one. (^_^)

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  30. MiMi, please consider selling your creations, but for a good price for people like me that are uber cheap!! lol I love this skirt. Please make a slightly fitted maxi skirt. I'am in the process of making one, but I'am a beginner so i dont know what I'm doing lol

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  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog...its sooo inspiring. You def make the clothes beautiful. On another note, I woulf love to know your fitness routine..your shape makes all your outfits perfection. Im trying to slim down my waist & flatten my stomach. Any advice is truly appreciated. Thanks!!

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    1. Fitness...mmmmmm well, I love food so whatever I eat I try to work off, lol
      I do a LOT of cardio dance and sit ups, lol

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  32. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog...its sooo inspiring. You def make the clothes beautiful. On another note, I woulf love to know your fitness routine..your shape makes all your outfits perfection. Im trying to slim down my waist & flatten my stomach. Any advice is truly appreciated. Thanks!!

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  33. You are amazing! I hope I can be as good as you one day. How long did it take you to get that good?

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    1. Its a continuing education, I learn new stuff everyday but it did take me a few years before I walked out of the house with something I made. It so possible, just takes time!

      xoxo

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  34. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog sooo inspiring. YOU + your shape make the clothes beautiful. Do you have a fitness routine? Im trying to slim down my waistline & flatten my stomach. Any advice is truly appreciated. Thanks for sharing YOU.

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  35. Gorgeous! Got me digging through my stash for some floral fabric LOL

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  36. These are such fabulous colours. You have great style.

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  37. Hi Mimi, just found your blog after seeing it mentioned on Curves and Confidence. I thinking I need to start sewing again after having a look around your blog. You're gorgeous and have great style. I'll be back!

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  38. Wow, you really did KILL'EM with this one! Please do a tutorial as I saw a ton of these in the store yesterday (while browsing) and of course they are way over priced in my opinion. I have fabric for YEARS so I need to be more productive and stop daydreaming over your clothes, LOL. I still need to work on the MIDI skirt you put out a tutorial for. I appreciate all of the knowledge and tips you give out freely!

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    1. Thanks love, I'm working on a tut for this weekend if time allows.

      xoxo

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  39. You make such beautiful clothes, I am totally loving this look. That skirt is gorgeous!!

    And thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks love! & you're welcome!

      xoxo

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  40. OMGosh Mimi you rock color so well...and prints too! I can't sew a lick stitch so I'm going to try my best to duplicate a printed skirt and solid top. Luv your blog and I would love to feature you on ours :)

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    1. Thanks love! feature away ;-) lol
      Try, try and try again, I wanna see a finished skirt!

      xoxo

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  41. Mimi, Can you please do a tutorial on using the serger to create a rolled hem? I have a serger and would like to use it to its full potential. Thanks in advance.
    Angie

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    1. I will put it on my to-do list ;-)

      xoxo

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  42. That Skirt is absolutely STUNNING the entire look is gorge!

    Roni

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  43. Well this is more than a little spooky as I was thinking about this pattern, which I have in my stash, at the weekend, and that I really need to add it to my to do list. And here you are with a stunning version. So it's now definitely on the list (including your advice and alterations). I now just need to be brave and try out a maxi skirt. They scare me and yet look amazing on you.

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  44. It's pretty sad that I'm pacing and waiting for your tutorials when I don't sew, nor do I own a sewing machine. BUT ... I'm inspired! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome style and your vision for color. Please keep doing what you do!

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  45. Well im amazed again!! This floral maxi is pure awesomeness honey!! Im *following* for sure now :))

    Chioma
    Chocolattesbox.blogspot.com

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  46. Mimi,
    I have been commenting on your links but my comments aren't showing up.
    I do not understand why.
    Angie

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  47. Mimi, Do you think you can do a serger tutorial?

    Thanks,
    Angie

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  48. This outfit is gorgeous. I wish I had style like you!

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  49. This skirt is soo cute!!! I know this shows you how to make it but would you consider making one for someone else?? :-)

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  50. This skirt is soo cute!!! I know this shows you how to make it but would you consider making one for someone else?? :-)

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  51. This skirt is soo cute!!! I know this shows you how to make it but would you consider making one for someone else?

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  52. I love all the spring colour in the skirt. I just found your blog and am in love with it. I do have a couple of questions though. You say it's a simple maxi skirt but you mention the fact that you put in an invisible zipper. Can you explain that a little bit for me please?

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  53. Can I please buy one of these and the blue one with the pockets from you!?! They are to DIE for and I unfortunately have zero sewing skills! Please Please Please!

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  54. Can I please buy one of these and also the Blue one with the pockets and wide band? They are to DIE for!!! But unfortunately I have ZERO sewing skills! Please Please Please!

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  56. That printed. Maxi screams "sun, fun, and happy feelings" You be rockin'

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  57. First of all, your hair style is BANGING!!! I love the Maxi Skirt...I'd love to get that for my wife, but if I have to sew it...well, I'll just keep wishing....Love your style!1

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  58. I wish I could sew :-(. But, I'm so glad you have a store that we can buy your beautiful pieces from.

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  59. I am so excited that I found your blog, you have amazing style! I love this outfit and your personality!

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  60. Love your maxi skirt print and I'm loving all the bright color styles that are trending this summer.
    Lush- http://www.lushfabglam.com

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  61. I just love your style, your attitude and your spirit. Enjoy watching and learning from your tutorials. Keep them coming. Thank you for being you.

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  62. Michelle Obama is our nation's First Lady--but you are my First Lady of sewing! I love your clean fresh grown-woman sense of fashion!

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  63. Yes i've been lurking but had to give u an ooooohhhh hellz yea on this one!

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  64. You makes wanna sew! You do AWSOME WORK!!!

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  65. LOVE!!!! Where did you get the fabric for the skirt? This is my first time coming across your page. AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    1. I bought it locally doll. hole in the wall fabric shop I dont remember the name.

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  66. I where did you get the Fabric from?

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  67. Are you or will you be selling this skirt? I hope so, it is beautiful!!!
    besos,lynn

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  68. I LLLOOOVVEEE THIS OUTFIT!!! Sorry I am screaming, I just LOVE IT!!!!

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  69. I LOVE THIS LOOK AND THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL!! YOU MAKE ME WANT TO LEAVE MY WHEREABOUTS & RE-DRESS AFTER I COLOR AND CUT MY HAIR (LOL)I NEED A NEW STYLE.

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  70. Hi Miami can I download the tutorial on my iPad .

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  71. You are truly an inspiration & your work is ABFAB!!! Do you have any ideas on where to get the pattern for the shirt? I have looked hi & lo :-( Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  72. Love your blog! Question: What do you mean by a "cropped hem"?

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  73. Nice Fashion and nice photos.I do have the same question about cropped hem.Could your explain this Women Fashion

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  74. This screams spring! Such an awesome outfit.

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  75. OMG Awesome! Where can I find the material to have a few made for me?

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  76. Mimi, I am still looking for this material, for the skirt too cute.

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  77. This whole ensemble is gorgeous, Mimi

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  78. Hi Mimi:) I just found your blog yesterday...can I say L-O-V-E!!! I have never attempted sewing a garment before only self taught straight line sewing for Decorative Accessories for Interiors... I'm intrigued to try this blouse and skirt can u tell me what type of material you used for the blouse please? Thanks so much have a Blessed One!

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  79. I just bumped into your blog today looking for maxi skirts/dresses to wear with a white crisp jean i brought recently! Amazingly I am inspired to learn to sew & I have been saying to my friend that I would love to learn to sew since my sister used to and she does so well too!

    Now YOU have inspired me & EVERYthing I see looks Amazing!!! Thank You for your quick response to my email too!

    So here I go off to hunt a fabOLA machine & late night hours.....LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Beautiful Work!!

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  80. Fabulous!!!!!!! Coming all other way from the UK. I am truely inspired by you. God has blessed you with a gift and I can see you are using it to help and support others. I haven't sewn in over 15 years, my machines have been sitting in a cupboard HF gathering dust but hey...no more thanks to you Miss Mimi. Keep up the good work.

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  81. Will you sell this skirt and top? I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

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  82. Please, please, please, oooooohhhhhh please, pick me lol!

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  83. I seriously need to learn how to use a sewing machine so i can make this!

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  84. My daughter loves these and so I. Can't wait to try this one. Will be our first. 60/41

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.